By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly The long, wide, resounding student union was empty. Inside, several nurses, a check-in attendant sitting beside a table, and a college representative were all waiting. But so far, only a handful of people have shown up to get a vaccine. “I’m so disappointed,” said Helen Lam, the chief vaccinator […]
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly To protect the youth who aren’t eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine yet, the answer is simple: get vaccinated, continue social distancing, and wear masks. In addition, Dr. Jeffrey Duchin, Health Officer and Chief of the Communicable Disease Epidemiology & Immunization Section for Public Health–Seattle & King County, shared […]
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Sean Li Cheah comes from a family of medical professionals, and for her entire life, she’s been surrounded by the practice of science and medicine. Still, she chose to not get the COVID-19 vaccine. “I believe in science,” said Cheah. “But because our body can produce antibodies, I believe […]
Get vaccinated and continue to mask up and social distance, is the guidance from Seattle-area medical professionals.
Health care providers can now offer third doses of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to certain immunocompromised individuals following recommendations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Advisory Committee on Immunizations Practices, and Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup. While authorized vaccines have proven to be more than 90% effective in protecting against most variants, […]
“This COVID vaccine is like a life jacket,” said Dr. Dong Heun Lee, a doctor at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Hospital, where the number of hospitalized COVID patients have more than tripled over the past month as the Delta variant infects the unvaccinated.
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly When Nancy Jecker was doing research as a visiting professor at the National University of Singapore on older adults needing care, she got to know migrant caregivers—young women who had traveled from the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and India. Now a professor at the University of Washington (UW) School of […]
New data, released on July 28, by the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) reveals the devastating impact of COVID-19 on people who are unvaccinated, and underscores once again the need
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly The COVID-19 Delta variant likely accounts for most cases in King County, posing a significant threat to the unvaccinated and raising questions about masking policies even for the vaccinated, according to Public Health—Seattle & King County. Cases have been steadily increasing for the past several months, and for the […]
Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine The vaccine is authorized for emergency use in persons aged 12 years and older. This is a two-dose vaccine, given 21 days apart. You will not be considered fully protected until one to two weeks after you receive the second dose. The clinical trials showed no major unanticipated adverse events. This vaccine […]