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COVID-19 vaccine equity one topic of town hall

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Snohomish County Chair Stephanie Wright and Vice Chair Megan Dunn will be co-hosting a regional Town Hall Meeting regarding vaccines and vaccine distribution in Snohomish County on Tuesday, March 2 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
The meeting is free and oepn to everyone. It cann be joined via Zoom at http://bit.ly/SnoCoTownHall
People are encouraged to submit questions ahead of time to Paula Rhyne at paula.rhyne@snoco.org.
The event will be recorded and available to watch at a later date.
Opening remarks will be provided by Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers, and panelists will include Dr. Chris Spitters and Shawn Fredrick from the Snohomish Health District, Jason Biermann from Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management, and Rochelle Lubbers from the Tulalip Tribes.
Co-hosts for this event include the Tulalip Tribes, Washington State Representatives Mike Sells, Strom Peterson, and Emily Wicks, Everett City Councilmember Scott Bader, and Mukilteo City Councilmember Elisabeth Crawford.
“Snohomish County is staying focused on vaccinating our residents as safely and quickly as possible,” said Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers. “The limits to date have been the lack of adequate vaccine supply, but as our supplies increase, we will be ready to expand our capacity. We will continue to stay focused on doing our part until everyone in the county who wants to be vaccinated has been.”
“One of the most important assets we have in combating this pandemic is a well-informed public,” said Council Chair Stephanie Wright. “Listening and learning from each other is key to reducing our transmission numbers and working towards long-term economic recovery.”
“I have been hearing a lot of frustrations and concerns from constituents who have been having trouble accessing the vaccine. I’m glad to host this Town Hall to help showcase the hard work that the county has been doing to prepare for vaccine distribution,” said Council Vice Chair Megan Dunn. “I remain hopeful that federal supply of vaccine can catch up with local demand soon. Snohomish County is ready.”

 

  

 


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