Inslee: Washington COVID vaccine allocation will be cut

SEATTLE (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee says Washington’s allocation of the COVID-19 vaccine will be cut by 40% next week – and other states are also seeing reductions. The Democrat said the Centers for Disease Control told Washington about the reduced shipments In a Tweet Thursday. Inslee said the change is “disruptive and frustrating” and “no explanation was given.” Authorities in Washington began vaccinating front-line health care workers this week. Officials had expected to receive another 74,100 doses of the Pfizer vaccine next week and 85,800 the week of Dec. 29.