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The information is frequently updated as vaccine availability changes. Washington state allocates vaccines it receives from the federal government, based in part on reported need and providers' ability to properly store and distribute, to state clinics, county clinics and private and public health care clinics and pharmacies. For the week of Feb. The county will receive 2, second doses of this week.
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But the answer to most can be summed up in this way: Nobody knows for certain. The best person to ask for information would be your own doctor. The first people getting the vaccine in Washington state are doctors, nurses and other medical workers in high-risk health care settings, which means they could be exposed to the virus at work. At the same time, the vaccine is being distributed to residents and staff of long-term care facilities, which includes mostly elderly residents of nursing homes and assisted-living facilities. Officials estimate that by the end of December the state could receive up to , doses of the two vaccines that have been approved, and the number of shots required are estimates at this point.
COVID cases are on the rise as the temperatures fall, and researchers are working hard to unravel the many mysteries surrounding the illness. Since COVID has been known to affect heart health, hundreds of studies have been conducted looking into the role heart health plays in the illness. As cardiologist and EHO contributor Dr. Elizabeth Klodas noted in an earlier issue, patients with coronary heart disease face higher risks when sick with COVID Previous studies have also indicated higher death rates in COVID patients with evidence of heart damage, which can show up as abnormal heart rhythms such as atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter.