Officials: Funds needed to ensure vaccine reaches minorities

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state and local leaders announced a effort to raise $30 million in private and public funds to ensure the COVID-19 vaccine makes it to under-served and minority communities. Gov. Jay Inslee, King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced the campaign, known as The All in WA Vaccine Equity Initiative, and why it is needed. Inslee says access to the vaccine is critical to make sure the state recovers from the crisis. The initiative aims to raise $15 million in private funds that will be added to a matching $15 million in public funds. The money will be administered by the All In WA Advisory Group.