California, Colorado, Hawaii, Minnesota, and New York reported new Omicron variant cases today.
More states approve boosters for all adults as new COVID cases are up 14% nationwide.
The Washington State Department of Health plans to continue to follow federal guidelines for booster shots.
California and Colorado now recommend boosters for all as urgency grows to boost COVID immunity.
In an discussion on Tuesday, Dr. Fauci said the United States can avoid a sixth wave through vaccination.
New COVID cases are down to early August levels in Washington, but concern is growing more people need boosters.
Washington healthcare providers work to ramp up vaccination efforts statewide.
New cases appear to have peaked while the situation in Washington's hospitals continues to deteriorate.
Washington hospitals are having to provide contingency care due to limited resources, but the peak may be here.
More Eastern Washington hospitals report being overwhelmed as a tale of vaxxed versus not emerges.