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Snohomish County hits COVID vaccination milestones

We hit two big milestones here in Snohomish County in October 2021. The one millionth dose of COVID vaccine was administered recently, and we have reached 75% of eligible residents 12 and up having had at least one dose.
October 5, 2021, Snohomish County Covid-19 vaccinations. Image courtesy of Snohomish County.

From an October 12, 2021, Snohomish County press release.

More getting vaccinated, community hits key milestones in fight against COVID

We hit two big milestones here in Snohomish County this month. The one millionth dose of COVID vaccine was administered recently, and we have reached 75% of eligible residents 12 and up having had at least one dose.

With more than 489,000 residents fully vaccinated and another 42,000 partially vaccinated, Snohomish County has one of the highest vaccination rates in the state.

More than 13,300 doses were administered during the one-week period ending October 5th. That’s more than one dose a minute for a full seven days. Every five minutes, three more people here became fully vaccinated, the data show.

“More people initiated COVID vaccination last week than in any week since mid-June,” noted Dr. Chris Spitters, Health Officer for the Snohomish Health District.

He went on to say, “Let’s keep that increasing trend of participation going!”

Some of this increase may also be the result of people seeking their Pfizer boosters. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state Department of Health have recommended that the following individuals should receive a booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine at least six months after they completed their vaccine series:

  • People 65 years of age and older,
  • People 18 years of age and older living in a long-term care setting, and
  • People 50 – 64 years of age with underlying medical conditions or those at increased risk of social inequities.

Additionally, the following individuals who completed a Pfizer vaccine series at least six months ago may receive a Pfizer booster dose:

  • People who are 18 – 49 years of age with underlying medical conditions, and
  • People 18 – 64 years of age who are at higher risk of COVID-19 exposure and transmission due to their occupational or institutional setting.

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