After unvaccinated family members get COVID-19, Thurston County mom urges people to get the shot

Kari Sutherland said two of her children, 18-year-old Evan and 11-year-old Leila, tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month. Neither of them were vaccinated.

THURSTON COUNTY, Wash. — A family from Thurston County is urging those who are unvaccinated to go ahead and get their COVID-19 shot after two members of the family caught the virus.

Kari Sutherland of Rochester said two of her children, 18-year-old Evan and 11-year-old Leila, tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month. Her son was not vaccinated and her daughter, Lelia, is not eligible to receive the vaccine at her age. 

Currently, the COVID-19 vaccine is only available for

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