Snohomish County, Seattle, Amazon discussed on Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt
Will be allowed into the Super Bowl next month in Tampa. 7500 will be health care workers given free tickets by the league. You're listening to ABC News. Stay connected. Stay informed the comb. Oh, morning News. It is 702 right now. Friday morning. A little chilly around Western Washington is 40 degrees in Seattle right now, but you'll see some sunshine later on today. Along with Greg Herschel time. Manda Factor here. The top stories from the comb over 24 7 news center. Amazon is offering to help the Biden administration speed up covert vaccinations for its workers. Same time, Amazon wants 800,000 of its own workers moved up on the priority list. White House press secretary Jen Psaki says that the administration will consider requests from all companies offering to get involved in vaccine distribution. The city of Seattle is reaching out to older adults in support of housing in order to get them vaccinated as we hear from Kemal's Denise Whitaker, instead of trying to get older satellites transported to a vaccination clinic. The city is now taking the clinic directly to them. With the help of some public and private partners, Fire Department mobile vaccination teams formed in partnership with the Service Employees International Union are doing all of these vaccinations. Right now. Seattle's got 1400 doses of the Madonna vaccine. We've got another 1000 doses coming next week Does number one's going into the arms of seniors and caregivers right now through Sunday with a pop up clinic. Then does number two completed by February. 21st theme team started their work last week. So far, they've reached more than 500 residents and workers at 72 adult family homes. Part of the push with this effort is reaching minority union members as well. The union says home care workers in Seattle are disproportionately black people of color and limited English speakers who don't really have a common worksite. They're just fanning out to all of these homes. The state reports 125 new deaths from covert since early this week. Pushers of Washington death toll past 4000 and counties like King County, You're moving forward with massive vaccination events. But comas Brian Calvert tells us about the county that's running low on the vaccine. Snohomish County has three major vaccination sites and every Glenwood and Monroe and there's a combined potential to vaccinate 30,000 people a week, But there's an issue. One of those sites has been closed since Tuesday, and the other two have stopped taking appointments because the county is running low on vaccine, state health Secretary Umair Shawn. The reality is that we do not have enough vaccine supply that's coming into the state. So we're doing everything we can behind the scenes to move or or transition or support vaccination efforts that air throughout the stating there was no talk of more vaccine for Snohomish County until at least next week. The homeless county executive Dave Summers says it's frustrating that the county had three sites ready to go, but not enough vaccine to operate at full capacity. Brian Calvert camo news Coming Up on the coma, Morning news returned to the open primary. I'm Corwin hates some voters don't like checking Democrat or Republican time to check the drive for you like we do every 10 minutes on the fours and to the Dubin Law Group Traffic Center. Here's Kierra Jordan, working with a stall into coma that's partially blocking the eastbound 16 ramps in north tonight. Have the right lane of that ramp is blocked. That's slowing you down to the immediate area..