Inslee: Washington is 13th in nation for total vaccinations

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Health officials join the press briefing

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee at a press conference on the wildfires, air quality and COVID, September 15, 2020 (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Washington Governor Jay Inslee said that the state is ranking 13th in the nation for total vaccinations on Thursday.

Earlier this week, Inslee announces anyone over the age of 65 living in the state of Washington is now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

Inslee said Thursday that progress is being made to vaccinate more people, up to 25,000 per day now.

“We are saving lives today, we have saved lives in the past, and we will continue to save lives in the future,” he said. “We have a long ways to go, we need to continue to learn.”

Thursday’s press conference was joined by the Department of Health’s Michelle Roberts and External Affairs Director Nick Streuli.

On Monday, Inslee revealed a plan for mass vaccination clinics across the state to begin distribution next week. In Southwest Washington, the mass vaccination clinic will be at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Ridgefield. Inslee also announced the Washington State Vaccine Command and Coordination Center, a statewide public-private partnership to boost vaccine distribution efforts.

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