Seattle School-Based Vaccine Services

Summary: Collaboration between school district staff, school-based health centers, and community partners helped document vaccine compliance for over 99% of Seattle Public Schools students in January 2020 Community vaccine clinics bolstered efforts to improve compliance with state requirements Community and school-based efforts also promoted recommended vaccines like flu, meningitis, and HPV as well as required…

Updates on Novel Coronavirus

The Washington Department of Health announced the first case in the U.S. of a new novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Snohomish County on January 21, 2020 and (by this blog’s publication date) four additional cases have been identified in Illinois, California, and Arizona. The virus emerged in Wuhan, China in December and there are a growing…

Washington’s First Vietnamese LGBTQ Conference

VietQ is hosting Washington’s first Vietnamese LGBTQ conference on February 29, 2020 from 10am-4pm at Asian Counseling and Referral Services main offices. Titled “BAN – Means More Than Friends,” the conference is “for queer Vietnamese folks to share community, celebrate our lives, and engage in discussions as it relates to our intersecting identities.” Family members…