OLYMPIA – Governor Aye Inslin on Thursday announced the end of March-April doses of COVID-19 vaccine for a number of Washington residents, including law enforcement, public transit’s food workers, people in prison, homeless people, and the homeless. : ,
Newer schedules, however, are still introducing some features to the immunization schedule that accelerate after a slow start.
Starting March 22, the state will open doses for the second level of Phase 1B. This includes law enforcement officers, firefighters and correctional workers, as well as those involved in public transport, grocery stores, food processing, and agriculture.
This stage will also include people over the age of 16 who have a disability, which puts them at high risk or are pregnant.
Data on the effects of vaccines on pregnant women are currently limited, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.
But “Observational data show that pregnant women with V COVID-19 are at higher risk for serious illness, including illness leading to ICU admission, mechanical ventilation, and death than non-pregnant women of childbearing potential,” the CDC said. on the site:
Then in mid-April, the state expects to make more people competent.
By April 12, the state intends to make eligible people over the age of 50 or older if they have two or more comorbidities. These include underlying conditions such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, all of which can put someone at greater risk for severe COVID-19.
Two weeks later, on April 26, the state plans to make eligible people 16 and older who have two or more comorbidities.
By April 26, the state intends to start providing the vaccine to people living in community settings, such as those in prisons or people with disabilities in group homes. Only those who are homeless, living in shelters, or providing services are eligible.
The announcement comes Thursday after Inslee announced earlier this week, instructed by President Biden, that the doses would be available to Washington educators and child care workers, regardless of age.
At the same time, the approval of the third vaccine, produced by Johnson & Johnson, will gradually add more resources to the efforts of the whole country.