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Providence health care workers vaccines for COVID-19

Next up are people older than 70; older than 50 and in multi-generational homes


Last updated 1/13/2021 at 3:47pm

Photo courtesy of Providence Regional Health

Dr. George Diaz Chief of Infectious Diseases at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, receives the first COVID-19 vaccine in Snohomish County on Dec. 18. Dr. Diaz, a resident of Edmonds, treated the first known COVID-19 patient in the U.S. in January 2020.

As protests create more spreading events and new, more infectious strains of COVID-19 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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Omar Jome, RN, Providence Regional Medical Center of Everett, gives the COVID-19 protective Pfizer vaccination to Dr. Ryan Keay, Medical Director, Emergency Department, Providence on Dec. 18. Dr. Keay is a resident of Martha Lake.


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