Washington residents over 16 years eligible for COVID-19 vaccine April 15

Gov. Inslee’s full press conference can be viewed on Facebook

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

All Washington residents over 16 years old will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine starting April 15. 

The expansion of vaccine eligibility comes after a recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the state, according to a press release issued by Gov. Jay Inslee’s office. 

Inslee announced the new eligibility today during a press conference, which can be viewed on his Facebook page

About 3.3 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered, according to the press release. More than one million Washington residents are fully vaccinated. 

More information about COVID-19 vaccines and how to get one can be found on the Washington State Department of Health’s website and Whitman County Public Health’s website.