Joseph Thompson

Short on doses, county’s drive-thru vaccinations are on pause

Appointments won’t be accepted again until new shipments arrive — next week at the soonest.

 

Syringes are filled with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine during the first Phase 2 vaccination for Richmond and Henrico, Va., workers in high-risk professions during a Henrico County Health Department event at Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. ( Joe Mahoney/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Scarcity of vaccine doses slows rollout in Snohomish County

Despite qualifying for the vaccine, people over age 65 may have to wait weeks for a shot.

 

Dr. Darryl Keffer, a respiratory therapist. (Kevin Clark/The Herald)

Respiratory therapist keeps patients breathing through COVID

Darryl Keffer has been treating people sick with coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic.

 

A discarded face mask lies on the sidewalk across the street from Everett High School last December. (Sue Misao / The Herald)

3 local school districts ask for vaccines for all staff ASAP

Edmonds, Everett and Mukilteo superintendants hope to reopen classrooms sooner. The state says it doesn’t have enough doses.

A discarded face mask lies on the sidewalk across the street from Everett High School last December. (Sue Misao / The Herald)
People line up for COVID-19 vaccinations at Paine Field in Everett. (Snohomish County Emergency Coordination Center)

Drive-thru vaccination clinics open in Everett and Lynnwood

More sites are planned as Snohomish County gets closer to broadening who is eligible for a shot.

People line up for COVID-19 vaccinations at Paine Field in Everett. (Snohomish County Emergency Coordination Center)
FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2021, file photo syringes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine sit in a tray in a vaccination room at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif. Taking a new direction to speed release of coronavirus vaccines, President-elect Joe Biden's office said Friday he would end the current practice of holding back vaccine doses to guarantee that people who get their first shot can also get a required second inoculation three weeks later. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

A lot more people will soon be eligible for COVID vaccine

More than 1 million statewide are included in Phase 1B, which could start in a few weeks.

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2021, file photo syringes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine sit in a tray in a vaccination room at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif. Taking a new direction to speed release of coronavirus vaccines, President-elect Joe Biden's office said Friday he would end the current practice of holding back vaccine doses to guarantee that people who get their first shot can also get a required second inoculation three weeks later. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
Dr. George Diaz is vaccinated at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett on Friday. (Providence) 20201218

11,000 in county have received first shot of COVID vaccine

The health district is working to speed the vaccination process and get more shots into arms.

Dr. George Diaz is vaccinated at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett on Friday. (Providence) 20201218
A sign along Colby Ave. in Everett seen this summer near Providence Regional Medical Center. (Sue Misao / Herald file)

Health care workers find silver linings in the year of COVID

“Every supportive sign and all the smiling eyes above the masks remind us we are not alone.”

A sign along Colby Ave. in Everett seen this summer near Providence Regional Medical Center. (Sue Misao / Herald file)

Edmonds eases penalties for driving with a suspended license

Some offenders will now receive a ticket instead of possible jail time.

Applications open for seat on Monroe School Board

Director Shawn Anderson moved to Texas. Now, the board has 90 days to replace him.

Archbishop Murphy High School to continue hybrid reopening

Half the school, about 230 students, will be on the Everett campus each day for in-person learning.

It was COVID’s deadliest month: 89 dead here in 28 days

More people died in Snohomish County during the past four weeks than during the previous six months.

Dr. George Diaz is vaccinated at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett on Friday. (Providence) 20201218

Providence staff get first COVID shots in Snohomish County

Dr. George Diaz, who treated the country’s first coronavirus patient, was among the first vaccine recipients.

Dr. George Diaz is vaccinated at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett on Friday. (Providence) 20201218
Pharmacist Fetiya Omer displays a vial of COVID-19 vaccination at UW Medicine, where they began staff vaccinations earlier, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

County’s first shipment of COVID vaccine could arrive Friday

Four pods, containing a total of 3,900 doses, are headed to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett.

Pharmacist Fetiya Omer displays a vial of COVID-19 vaccination at UW Medicine, where they began staff vaccinations earlier, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Joseph B. Gipson, an environmental services worker at UW Medical Center, gives a thumbs-up when asked if he's ready to receive a COVID-19 vaccination at UW Medicine Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

5,000-6,000 vaccine doses to land in the county this week

The historic milestone comes while hospitalizations and deaths from COVID remain high.

Joseph B. Gipson, an environmental services worker at UW Medical Center, gives a thumbs-up when asked if he's ready to receive a COVID-19 vaccination at UW Medicine Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Medical Reserve Corps volunteer Rhonda Tumy collects a  sample from a registered nurse at a COVID-19 testing site held at McCollum Park on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 in Everett, Wa. Tumy has been volunteering for MRC for ---years.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Volunteers continue to play critical role in COVID response

Snohomish County Medical Reserve Corps members help with testing, screening and, soon, vaccinating.

Medical Reserve Corps volunteer Rhonda Tumy collects a  sample from a registered nurse at a COVID-19 testing site held at McCollum Park on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 in Everett, Wa. Tumy has been volunteering for MRC for ---years.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
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Recently named Edmonds police chief is out before he begins

Mayor Mike Nelson said the city council-confirmed candidate omitted information on his application.

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Daily Herald reporter Joseph Thompson, Dr. Chris Spitters of the Snohomish Health District and Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers during a video interview on Dec. 11, 2020.

Pandemic interview: Dr. Spitters and Executive Somers

The two key officials talked with us about next steps in the ongoing response to COVID-19.

Daily Herald reporter Joseph Thompson, Dr. Chris Spitters of the Snohomish Health District and Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers during a video interview on Dec. 11, 2020.
University of Washington Medical Center Montlake campus pharmacy administration resident Derek Pohlmeyer, left, and UWMC pharmacy director Michael Alwan transport a box containing Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines toward a waiting vehicle headed to the UW Medical Center's other hospital campuses on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in Seattle. (Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times via AP, Pool)

COVID vaccine expected to land in Snohomish County this week

At least one county hospital will be getting early doses of the Pfizer vaccine, officials said.

University of Washington Medical Center Montlake campus pharmacy administration resident Derek Pohlmeyer, left, and UWMC pharmacy director Michael Alwan transport a box containing Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines toward a waiting vehicle headed to the UW Medical Center's other hospital campuses on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in Seattle. (Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times via AP, Pool)
Jim Lawless (left) and Sherman Pruitt

Edmonds City Council confirms Pruitt as next chief of police

The controversial vote followed an hour of public comment and multiple calls to delay the decision.

Jim Lawless (left) and Sherman Pruitt