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Highline hosts vaccine clinic Mondays in October

Highline will be hosting COVID-19 vaccine clinics every Monday through October, and you have the opportunity to win a $500 scholarship by participating.

The effort to vaccinate as many students as possible comes after Highline announced vaccinations are required for anyone who comes on campus as of Sept. 27. The clinic is being conducted in cooperation with King County Public Health and 6M Geriatrics, a Seattle-based health provider.

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.