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File #: 2021-0046    Version: 1
Type: Motion Status: In Committee
File created: 1/19/2021 In control: Committee of the Whole
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: A MOTION relating to equitable access and efficient and effective distribution of COVID-19 vaccinations to King County residents.
Sponsors: Rod Dembowski, Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Reagan Dunn, Pete von Reichbauer
Indexes: King County, Metropolitan Services
Attachments: 1. 2021-0046_SR_COVIDVaxPlan
Drafter
Clerk 01/19/2021
Title
A MOTION relating to equitable access and efficient and effective distribution of COVID-19 vaccinations to King County residents.
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WHEREAS, public health - Seattle & King County ("PHSKC") activated the Public Health Departmental Emergency Operations Center on January 21, 2020, for the significant health emergency caused by novel coronavirus disease 2019 ("COVID-19"), and
WHEREAS, the King County executive issued a proclamation of emergency on March 1, 2020, in order to exercise the executive's emergency powers, and
WHEREAS, Washington Governor Jay Inslee issued Proclamation 20-25 on March 23, 2020 imposing a Stay Home - Stay Healthy Order throughout Washington State, and
WHEREAS, on December 11, 2020, the United States Food and Drug Administration issued an Emergency Use Authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine and on December 18, 2020, the United States Food and Drug Administration granted an Emergency Use Authorization for the Moderna vaccine, and
WHEREAS, as of January 13, 2021, there have been 70,094 positive cases and 1,151 deaths in King County, and
WHEREAS, as of January 13, 2021, there have been 141,375 vaccine doses allocated across King County approximately 78,749 of which have been administered, and
WHEREAS, at the metropolitan King County council meeting on January 12, 2021, PHSKC director Patty Hayes expressed the unified goal to efficiently and equitably vaccinate as many King County as possible, and
WHEREAS, in order to equitably, quickly and effectively achieve King County's stated goal of vaccinating 70 percent of the eligible adults in King County, or approximately 1.26 million adults, by June 30, 2021, a comprehensive, understandable, coordinated, funded and staffed operational plan is required such that all system participants have a unified playbook to reference and implement, and
WHEREAS, the incoming federal administration has announced plans to dramatically expand and expedite th...

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