News for the Week of December 13

News highlights for the week of December 13.

Latest Numbers. In Mercer Island, there have been 1,108 positive cases reported as of December 17. DOH reported a total of 701,158 confirmed cases as of December 15. There have been 9,653 COVID-19 deaths in Washington. For the latest city and county data, click here.

Updated Vaccine Recommendations. The CDC now recommends Moderna and Pfizer vaccines over Johnson & Johnson due to additional report of blood clots. Newly available data about thrombosis and thrombocytopenia syndrome, or TTS – a rare but serious condition involving blood clots and a low blood platelet count – as seen in some people who received the J&J vaccine, influenced the ACIP and WA DOH recommendation. Read more here.

Vaccine News

COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough report. Between January 17, 2021 – December 4, DOH officials have identified 83,831 vaccine breakthrough cases in the state. Of the cases that have data available (about half), 87% reported symptoms, 8% were hospitalized, and 827 people died. Read the latest report.

King County Vaccine Data At-a-Glance. Page updated daily here.

Need vaccine support? Call the DOH support line 1-833-VAX-HELP for assistance.

Last Call…

Situation Reports. The SitRep is issued monthly. Click here to catch up on the latest information and reports.

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