SEATTLE — Young teens showed up at clinics across Washington on Thursday to be among the first of their age group to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
State officials cleared the path for eligibility to everyone 12 and older Wednesday night.
Despite the immediate rush to get in line, some pharmacies like Safeway and Albertsons say they aren't sure of the demand for those 12- to 15-year-olds quite yet.
"We certainly are getting demand in the Bellevue area," said David Green, director of pharmacy at Safeway and Albertsons. "And the reason I can say that is we have a clinic set up at one of the Bellevue high schools this weekend. And we completely filled the clinic as of this morning, so we saw quite a bit of demand, which we are expecting at other clinics."