Eligible for a vaccine in Seattle but unable to get one? It might be your ZIP code

The city of Seattle has tried to make vaccine access more equitable by quietly enacting its own vaccine priority standards, within Washington state’s eligibility framework.

Instead of taking a first-come, first-served approach, the city says it is prioritizing Black, Indigenous, and people of color, older adults who haven’t been vaccinated yet, as well as people living within ZIP codes hardest hit by Covid.

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This Seattle man peddled a coronavirus ‘vaccine.’ He says he’s injected himself and others

 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not licensed a coronavirus vaccine, although a series of clinical trials are underway.

But a microbiologist in Seattle has come under fire for claiming to have made one. He says he has administered it to others, including his son, who is a minor, and himself. He won’t say how many people he’s injected altogether.

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‘False sense of security.’ Why some doctors won’t order coronavirus antibody tests for patients

 

The Trump administration and other leaders around the world have proposed Covid-19 antibody tests, which can detect past infections, as a stopgap solution to reopening society until a vaccine is developed.

But even as labs are conducting antibody tests, some patients have found themselves unable to obtain a physician’s referral. We asked doctors to unpack that reluctance.

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Yes, Covid-19 antibody tests are really available in Seattle. But patients have been told otherwise

The University of Washington’s Virology Lab this week began processing thousands of Covid-19 antibody tests, which can detect whether a person has previously been infected with the 2019 novel coronavirus.

But as testing has gotten underway, some patients have been erroneously told by health care providers that the tests aren’t available.

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