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Coronavirus risk still high for kids under 12

SPOKANE, Wash. — With the Delta variant sweeping across the nation, coronavirus cases are rising in Spokane for a second time. The Spokane County Regional Health District is pushing vaccines but there’s still no vaccine approved for children under 12. Children under 19 make up some of the lowest percentage...
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Spokane County’s COVID-19 cases continue to rise

COVID-19 case counts continue to increase in the Inland Northwest. The county recorded 64 new cases of the virus on Thursday, while case counts have been in the 30s in recent weeks. The rise in confirmed cases is happening as new vaccinations have fallen significantly. In Spokane County, 54.2% of...
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Vaccinated Americans can soon travel to Canada for fun

SPOKANE, Wash. — If you have been itching to travel to other countries, fully vaccinated Americans can soon go to Canada for fun. The border has been closed to non-essential travel since the pandemic started, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said people can start crossing the border in mid-August. Canada...
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Hoopfest announces new COVID-19 guidelines

Hoopfest 2021 is officially right around the corner, and with it comes new COVID -19 guidelines. All individuals who are fully vaccinated will NOT be required to wear a mask. As you get ready to bring your best moves to downtown Spokane, here are few things to keep in mind:
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Spokane Health Workers Reach Out To Overcome Vaccine Hesitancy

Health care outreach workers in Spokane say they’re trying new methods to get skeptical non-vaccinated people to get their Covid shots. Selina Leem from the health district says one strategy that has paid off in Spokane’s Marshallese community is to enlist the support of church leaders. “When they say, ‘Ok,...
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Thousands of Spokane County residents not counted in local, state vaccine stats

Thousands of Spokane County residents are not included in local and statewide vaccine data, including those who have been vaccinated in Idaho. The Department of Health cannot incorporate the Department of Defense or Veterans Affairs aggregate data in its vaccine database, keeping those vaccinated on Fairchild Air Force Base and at Mann Grandstaff VA Medical Center out of local vaccine data. Mann Grandstaff VA Medical Center has vaccinated 1,116 staff members and provided initial doses to 9,653 veterans and those eligible for care through the VA, as of June 10.
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Spokane ‘young leader’ latest winner of Washington’s $250,000 vaccine lottery; CDC says side effects rare, recommends COVID-19 shot for kids

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating hundreds of cases of heart inflammation following vaccination for COVID-19, but so far, these rare side effects are treatable. CDC and state health officials still recommend vaccines for every person 12 and older, due to the risk of severe disease and complications from COVID-19.
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WATCH: Nursing student from Spokane wins $250k prize in COVID-19 vaccine lottery

A nursing student from Spokane is $250,000 richer after being selected in Washington’s COVID-19 vaccine lottery. Standing alongside Governor Jay Inslee today, Marissa P. received her check when she joined the governor in a press conference in Olympia. “We have a special guest,” Governor Inslee said, “who’s a tremendous leader...
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Pre-nursing student from Spokane wins $250K vaccine lottery

OLYMPIA, Wash. - This week's winner of the state's $250,000 "Shot of a Lifetime" award is a pre-nursing student at Washington State University. Marissa P., who is from Spokane, joined Governor Jay Inslee at a press conference Thursday morning to accept the award. “It's particularly wonderful that the latest winner...