April 28, 2023

WHO recently named XBB1.16 a COVID-19 virus variant of interest, which means it has properties worth watching. 

A woman receives a booster COVID-19 vaccination.
April 26, 2023

[9:15 a.m. April 28: Editor's note  This original post inaccurately stated that the variant XBB.1.16 had not been detected locally by UW Medicine's Virology Laboratory.

March 1, 2023

Researchers seek to recruit 3,500 children and adults in the Pacific Northwest to assess how well vaccines protect against COVID-19.

A family dons masks while navigating through an airport.
December 15, 2022

This holiday travel season is forecast to be one of the busiest since AAA began keeping track in 2000, with more

December 15, 2022

With COVID rates rising, along with RSV and the flu, health officials are again urging caution. Infectious-diseases specialists offer tips. 

A mother takes her ill child's temperature.
December 8, 2022

Flu-related hospitalizations are higher so far this year than during every previous season to this point since 2011, according to the Centers for Disease Cont

A vaccine is administered at UW Medicine clinic.
October 3, 2022

As daily temperatures start to drop, Dr.

A pregnant woman receives a shot.
September 13, 2022

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends all pregnant and recently


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