California, Colorado, Hawaii, Minnesota, and New York reported new Omicron variant cases today.
Cassie Sauer, CEO of the Washington State Hospital Association states, "I think that there is almost no chance that it's not [here.]"
Epidemiologists call travel bans politically motivated and ineffective as more cases are detected in Europe.
Travel returns to normal for Thanksgiving which is fueling worry that an explosion of new cases is coming.
2.5 million Washingtonians will become instantly eligible for a booster when the CDC Director gives final approval.
More states approve boosters for all adults as new COVID cases are up 14% nationwide.
Dr. Anthony Fauci recommends boosters for all as new cases start to rise again across the United States.
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.