Keenan O’Donnell, 16, checks out his arm after getting a COVID-19 shot at the Lumen Field Event Center in Seattle on Wednesday. His brother, Emmett, 13, was also vaccinated. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)
Keenan O’Donnell, 16, checks out his arm after getting a COVID-19 shot at the Lumen Field Event Center in Seattle on Wednesday. His brother, Emmett, 13, was also vaccinated. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)
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What families need to know now that younger teens are COVID vaccine eligible in Washington state

Now that 12- to 15-year-olds are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, what should families know? What about parental or guardian consent? Where should you make an appointment? One thing to note: There's plenty of vaccine in supply in Washington state.

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UK races to test, vaccinate as virus variant threatens plans

LONDON (AP) — Britain deployed public health officials, supported by the army, to distribute coronavirus tests door-to-door in two northern England towns on Saturday in an effort to contain a fast-spreading variant that threatens plans to lift all lockdown restrictions next month. Cases of a strain first identified in India have more than doubled in...