OLYMPIA, Wash. – Gov. Jay Inslee was joined by the CEOs of Microsoft and Starbucks Monday afternoon when he proclaims adjustments to the state’s Covid vaccine distribution plan and a brand new public-private partnership.
The announcement, set for three p.m. Monday, can even embody the state’s well being secretary, an area union vp and two heads of native well being care suppliers. You may watch it dwell within the video participant above.
The information comes as Washington and lots of different states battle to manage the vaccines they have already got. Nearly all of the state’s Covid-19 pictures are sitting in chilly storage.
As of final week, Washington ranked 26th within the nation for vaccine distribution, barely above the nationwide common however removed from stellar.
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There’s additionally confusion amongst states over what number of extra vaccine shipments are coming and when states will obtain them.
The state is presently in its first stage of vaccine rollout for well being care staff and long-term care residents. Well being officers say the state is transferring to stage 1B quickly, however they have not given an actual date. 1B consists of folks over 70 and 50 years or older in the event that they dwell in multi-generational households.
This can be a growing story. Will probably be up to date after the three p.m. announcement.