Snohomish County saw an increase in COVID-19 cases for a second week. While we remain at a low community level, COVID-19 is not gone and community members need to take steps to prevent the spread of illness by getting vaccinated and boosted, staying home when sick, and getting tested if symptomatic or exposed to illness.
People age 50 and older and certain immunocompromised individuals can now get a second booster dose of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines at least four months after receiving their initial booster dose. The state Department of Health (DOH) updated its booster dose recommendations following guidance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup.
The White House launched COVID.gov, a new one-stop shop website to help people better access lifesaving COVID-19 tools and resources, including vaccines, tests, treatments and masks, and find information about the level of COVID-19 in their community.
In the DOH’s latest blog post, here from Seattle pediatrician Dr. Elias Kass about how to protect your child from COVID-19 and learn about COVID-19 infections, boosters and the latest on vaccine eligibility for young children.
The DOH also has great information about what to do if you are exposed to COVID-19 so you can take the right steps to keep yourself and others protected.