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Highline health official encourages students to get vaccinated

If you’re able to, go get the COVID-19 vaccine, said Highline Public Health Director Nicki Bly.

Bly, who is a respiratory therapist and the former director of the Respiratory Care program at Highline, said getting vaccinated is a key step in ending the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 relief funds available to students

Applications for Highline’s COVID-19 Financial Relief Fund are opening April 9 for Spring Quarter.

Students who have experienced increased expenses or financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible, and are encouraged to apply for award. Students must be enrolled for Spring Quarter in order to be eligible.

Vaccine roll-out struggles to keep up with demands

While Washington is slowly getting its residents vaccinated, there are still not enough and week-to-week distributions vary, said one King County official.

Vaccines for COVID-19 in King County have been in phase 1B1 since mid-January, which is the second phase of the state’s six-phase plan.