Flu and COVID vaccines coming to Washington

“This is the time for us to pull out all those lessons we’ve learned about mask-wearing, handwashing, all the respiratory etiquette that we’ve learned before and being ready for what appears to be an increase,” said state epidemiologist Scott Lindquist at a state Department of Health media briefing last week.

Along with these habits, treatments that can help ease the symptoms, like Paxlovid, for people with certain health conditions, are now available. These developments can help keep the community healthy without returning to the mandates and requirements that were put in place during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, officials said.

“We want to make sure that we’re really looking

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