Pregnant women, at higher risk for severe COVID-19, can now get a vaccine

With more Washington residents eligible for COVID-19 vaccines on Wednesday, Interim Health Officer Dr. Francisco Velázquez told reporters Spokane County is ready to vaccinate even more people.

High-risk workers in congregate settings, such as agriculture, food processing and public transportation, as well as pregnant women and residents with a disability, became eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday.

“I think providers are ready,” Velázquez said. “I think appointments continue to move fast.”

He noted that there are still eligible health care workers and residents 65 and older looking for appointments as well.

Pregnant women who are 16 years old or older can get a COVID-19 vaccine now throughout Washington

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