By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly The global pandemic has brought increased awareness to physical wellbeing and mental health. This Father’s Day, two fathers and a medical professional share their perspective on the importance of taking health more seriously. Samuel Sim, executive director of Puget Sound Labor Agency, turned 40 this year and is a […]
By Theo Bickel ICHS International Community Health Services (ICHS) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 28, to celebrate the expansion of ICHS’ Bellevue Medical and Dental Clinic. The new space will be used to provide behavioral health and substance use disorder services to ICHS patients living on the Eastside. The expansion increases ICHS’ ability to […]
How do we know the vaccines are safe?
Researchers collected safety and efficacy data as part of the Phase III clinical trials in the U.S. and other countries. A combined total of over 115,000 volunteers participated in the clinical trials for the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson – Janssen COVID-19 vaccines.
Herd or population immunity is a term used to describe when enough people have protection from a virus or bacteria—either from previous infection or vaccination—that it is unlikely the disease can spread. As a result, everyone within the community is protected even if some people don’t have any protection themselves.
The COVID-19 vaccine is available to people 12 years and older.
Visit vaccinelocator.doh.wa.gov to find and schedule an appointment.
Schedule your appointment and follow any clinic instructions.
Call the hotline at 1-833-VAX-HELP (833-829-4357), then press #. Language assistance is available. You can also text your zip code to 438-829 (GET VAX) or 822-862 (VACUNA) for vaccine locations near you.
This can be a stressful time. It is normal that you or your loved ones might feel anxious, sad, scared or angry. You are not alone. It is okay to seek out and ask for help. The resources here are a good place to start.
We use the term “spinal stenosis,” which means that there is not enough space for the nerves in your spine. Commonly, this could be from arthritis or a “herniated disc.”
It’s been a tough road during COVID, with his operating room being converted into a COVID intensive care unit during his time at the heart of the pandemic in New York.
DHARMSALA, India (AP) — The Dalai Lama, the 85-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader, was administered the first shot of the coronavirus vaccine on March 6 at a hospital in the north Indian hill town of Dharmsala. After receiving the injection, he urged people to come forward, be brave and get vaccinated. “In order to prevent some […]
An online briefing by county and state health officials for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) leaders on Feb. 10 led to an outpouring of frustration for failed, incomplete, and tardy efforts to address inequities in vaccine distribution.