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Vaccination effort moves ahead

Next group in Washington State: over age 70


Last updated 1/8/2021 at 11:01am

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As protests create more spreading events and new strains circulate, the state is preparing to enter a new phase for vaccinations.

Two vaccines are circulating to prevent COVID-19: one by Pfizer-BioNTech, and a second by Moderna. Both are a new type of vaccine, called an mRNA vaccine. Neither can give a person the virus. Both require two doses to work.

The first phase was health care workers and people in long-term care. The next is expected to be people over the age of 70, and those older than 50 and living in a multi-generational household. Upcoming phases are here:

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