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.
3.3 million Washingtonians were fully vaccinated against COVID on May 30, only 675,000 have received a booster.
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.
New case rates continue to decline statewide three weeks after the vaccinate mandate deadline passed.
COVID cases are dropping statewide 2-1/2 weeks after the vaccine mandate deadline.
Washington healthcare providers work to ramp up vaccination efforts statewide.