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Vaccines expected locally in next two weeks


Last updated 12/23/2020 at 8:39am

RITZVILLE – Governor Jay Inslee announced Dec. 20 that the Western States’ Scientific Safety Review Workgroup unanimously approved use of the COVID-19 Moderna vaccine and expects the federal government to start shipping the first doses to Washington State this week.

The Western States Workgroup, made up of vaccine experts from Washington, California, Oregon and Nevada, conducted an independent review of the Moderna vaccine data, following its emergency authorization from the FDA and CDC, to ensure it meets safety and efficacy criteria, according to Adams County Health Department spokes...

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