The Seattle Times, 8/26/2021
“The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a massive impact on Americans’ mental health. Another related crisis will worsen in the short term and have profound implications going forward: Older adults in America are facing a mental health crisis due to lack of access to Medicare providers.“
Yakima Herald, 8/4/2021
“As the delta variant causes a rise in COVID-19 cases locally and nationally, some Yakima Valley health care providers will require staff be vaccinated, while others are reviewing policies.
Yakima Neighborhood Health Services, one of the community’s primary care networks, last week approved a mandate for all staff to be vaccinated against the virus unless granted medical exemptions by a doctor as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”
The Seattle Times, 6/13/2021
“‘THIS IS GOING to be quick. Just take a deep breath.’
HealthPoint worker Bao-Yen Tran must have repeated those words dozens of times today. She is part of a team of health professionals administering a second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to a diverse crowd at Hillside Church in Kent. The five-hour clinic is an effort to bring the vaccine closer to the communities that are lagging behind in vaccination rates.”
Q13 Fox, 5/22/2021
“Health officials continue to move away from mass COVID-19 vaccine sites and focus more on bringing the vaccine to community members who might have hesitancy or struggle with getting access to important information.
For many, the most comforting place is their place of worship. On Friday, several members of a local mosque decided to get the shot despite a little anxiety over it. Some say having the vaccine brought to them in a setting where they feel safe and protected made all the difference.”