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By Jana Hill
Mill Creek Beacon Editor 

Goal: 100,000 vaccines on the way to state phase review

County removes obstacles for the unvaccinated; May 18 state considers a rollback to Phase 2

 

Last updated 5/14/2021 at 12:36pm

Courtesy of Snohomish Health District

The rolling two-week count is showing a possible improvement but health officials are tentative. A push for more vaccinations is aimed at the eventual goal of ending the pandemic and at the short-term goal of preventing health risk, overtaking of hospital resources, and a return to Phase 2 on May 18.

As of May 12, 753,705 vaccines were administered in Snohomish County and to add to that, a new milestone was set: 100,000 vaccines in two weeks' time.

That goal was set the day after Gov. Jay Inslee announced a pause on the review of metrics that could have pushed the county back into an earlier phase.

Phase 3 allows businesses to operate at a sustainable level, with restaurants filling to 50% capacity and other businesses able to offer services that are less reined in, than in Phases 2 or even 1. In a past Joint Information Commission meeting, Dr. Chris Spitters, Health Officer for the Sn...



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