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New UW study released on COVID-19 impact on pregnant women

SEATTLE — A new study from the University of Washington Medicine is raising new concerns about pregnancy and COVID-19. The study, published over the weekend, examined 140 pregnant women who got sick with COVID-19. Researchers found the virus damages the placenta’s immune response to fight off further infections.
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Shoreline Fire Department Captain Medical Services Officer receives federal COVID-19 pandemic civilian service medal for actions in nation’s pandemic response

A paramedic from Shoreline, Gabe DeBay has received the COVID-19 Pandemic Civilian Service Medal for exemplary service to the nation as part of the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) during the federal medical response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mr. DeBay serves as a member of an NDMS Disaster Medical Assistance...
SHORELINE, WA
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Updated COVID-19 Policies 9/23/22

On September 8, 2022, Governor Inslee announced that all remaining COVID-19 emergency proclamations and the COVID-19 state of emergency will end by October 31, 2022. This announcement, along with the availability of an updated bivalent booster, serves as a reminder that we are no longer in the acute phase of the pandemic, and we have the tools and knowledge to proceed differently than we did in 2020 - 2021 and through the Omicron surge of 2022. Our policies, which served us well during the acute phase, have been evaluated and the following changes have been made:
TACOMA, WA
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Booster shots and Covid 'normalcy': Today So Far

The West Seattle Bridge reopens this weekend. Seattle students went back to class today. We're not there yet, but with updated Covid booster shots, Covid "normalcy" could be around the corner. This post originally appeared in KUOW's Today So Far newsletter for September 14, 2022. What a difference a few...
SEATTLE, WA
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Covid boosters safe during pregnancy, UW Medicine study concludes

Researchers at the University of Washington say that Covid-19 booster shots appear to be effective and safe during pregnancy. "When you vaccinate a pregnant individual, she makes protection and passes it to her baby via cord blood and then breast milk in the postpartum period, so you're getting two protections for one shot," said Dr. Linda Eckert, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at UW.
SEATTLE, WA
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COVID-19 Resources

Last update: 9/15/2022 @ 2:11 p.m. Campus is open and classes are meeting in-person. Masks are currently recommended indoors but not required. If you are experiencing any symptoms of illness, you must stay home and get tested for COVID-19, even if you’ve been fully vaccinated. The University of Washington's...
SEATTLE, WA
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Omicron booster is step toward Covid 'normalcy'

Heads up: A new booster shot, updated for omicron, is here. UW Medicine's Dr. Shireesha Dhanireddy spoke to Seattle Now about how this vaccine booster is different and when you should try to schedule an appointment to get it. "The original boosters are really just the same vaccine that we...
KING COUNTY, WA
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Public Health offers free COVID-19 boosters in Auburn

As of Sept. 12, Public Health – Seattle and King County is offering the updated “bivalent” COVID-19 booster shots to eligible groups for free at the Outlet Collection mall in Auburn. No appointment, insurance or proof of citizenship are necessary to get the booster, according to Public...
AUBURN, WA
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COVID-19 Booster Vaccine Clinic 9/15/22

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, in cooperation with CHWS, will be hosting a COVID-19 booster vaccine clinic on campus. Bivalent booster doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be offered, as well as monovalent primary doses. The CDC recommends that everyone stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations. This clinic is...
TACOMA, WA