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By Joseph Claypoole
Washington State Journal 

Inslee lowers age of those eligible for vaccines


January 21, 2021

OLYMPIA — When residents will have access to a COVID-19 vaccine depends on how many doses the federal government delivers and how many the state can administer in a day.

Currently, the state is receiving 100,000 doses per week and administering 14,000 doses per day.

Gov. Jay Inslee acknowledged Jan. 18 there have been major bumps in the road.

“I have to be forthright,” Inslee said. “Patience is going to be one of the most important assets for us in the upcoming weeks and months.”

The biggest roadblock to vaccine deliveries right now, according to Inslee, is the federal allotment...

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