From a July 14, 2021, Washington State Department of Health press release.
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is thrilled to share today the state reached its 70% vaccination goal.
As of July 12th, 70% of people 16 and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
This percentage includes vaccination rates from the Washington State Immunization Information System and aggregate data from the Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs.
Information can be found on the DOH data dashboard, which is updated three times per week.
Although our state has reached this milestone, our work is not over. DOH will continue to focus on increasing immunization rates, especially among communities and groups that have lower vaccination rates.
Don’t forget your second dose
Across Washington about 4.3 million people have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Those who received a two-dose vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) should make it a priority to receive their second dose on time.
While one dose does offer some protection, completing the series boosts the vaccine’s effectiveness to 90% or higher.
Research shows COVID-19 vaccines offer protection against variants, including the Delta variant.
Widespread vaccination can also prevent death and hospitalization. The more protected our communities are – the better.
This week one lucky Washington resident was chosen to win $1 million in the state’s “Shot of a Lifetime” Grand Prize drawing. The person was automatically entered to win because they received the COVID-19 vaccine.
The giveaways will continue next week with “A Heroes Thanks,” which is a special vaccine lottery for military members, staff, and their families who were vaccinated through military health care providers.
Those eligible can win up to $250,000.
For more information or to opt in to the drawing, visit the state’s COVID-19 website. The first drawing will take place Tuesday, July 20th.