Seattle mayor calls for state to ban special vaccine access

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan is calling on the state to stop hospital systems from giving special COVID-19 vaccine access to donors, board members or others following reports of hospital systems doing so. The Seattle Times reports Durkan further called for the state to reallocate vaccines to community health clinics that serve low-income communities of color. Her calls come amid rising concerns that the limited vaccine supply is not reaching people who  are at higher risk than others. Gov. Jay Inslee’s spokeswoman Tara Lee said Inslee’s office appreciates Durkan’s “commitment to prioritizing the most vulnerable,” adding that the state “is already moving in that direction — increasing doses to clinics and other places.”