The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) continues to make progress with COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration. As of July 7, 69.6% of people 16 and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. This percentage includes vaccination rates from the Washington State Immunization Information System and aggregate data from the Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs. This information can be found on the DOH data dashboard, which is updated three times per week.
“Shot of a Lifetime” $1 million Grand Prize drawing
Next week someone will be the lucky winner of $1 million when the “Shot of a Lifetime” Grand Prize drawing takes place July 13. To be eligible, you must receive at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine and be entered into the state’s Immunization Information System by your vaccine provider by 11:59 p.m. July 11. For more information, visit the Washington’s Lottery website.
Vaccine lottery boosts vaccinations by 24%
Following the vaccine lottery announcement June 3, COVID-19 vaccination rates increased across all age groups with the largest increase observed in younger age groups. Based on trend projections, DOH estimates the vaccine lottery increased vaccinations for people 16 and older by roughly 24% between June 3 and June 22, which equates to about 28,500 more people vaccinated than originally projected prior to the lottery.
Source: Washington Department of Health