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We now know that Black, Latino, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander populations have experienced higher rates of COVID-19 in the King County region.
While there are bigger reasons for this disparity, all of us can do something quick and easy to ensure that our communities are safer from COVID-19 infection. First, get vaccinated and boosted. Second, spread the word.
Go to a pharmacy or talk to your doctor about how to stay up-to-date on your vaccines.
Why get vaccinated?
the Bivalent Booster?
Bivalent booster vaccines are now available. The CDC recommends that everyone ages 6 years old and up receive an updated (bivalent) mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, even if they haven’t completed their primary series.
As of April 19, 2023: If you are 65 or older or have a weak immune system, you can now get an additional updated (bivalent) vaccine dose. (Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
A majority of people in the U.S. say that COVID infections have resulted in reduction of physical activity, increase of mental health problems, disruptions of work, school and childcare and strained social relationships. This stress is highest in lower income households. (Source: Journal of Child & Family Studies)
These resources are free to share in the Seattle, King County community and beyond. This is a project of International Community Health Services (ICHS) with funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration. This work was carried out by Resource Media, featuring the artwork of Jean Wei.
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1. If you’re sick of COVID ruining your social plans and special events, join the thousands of King County residents who have already gotten their COVID vaccines and boosters. Staying up-to-date on your COVID vaccines is an essential way to protect your health. Find out more at PowerUpAgainstCOVID.com
2. Don’t forget that COVID can still make you or your loved ones seriously ill. But, you can teach your body how to fight COVID and get the most up-to-date vaccine available. Go to a pharmacy or talk to your medical provider if you have questions.
3. Your body uses vaccines and boosters to learn how to fight off viruses. Staying up-to-date on your COVID vaccines is an essential way to protect the health of you and your loved ones.