02/02/22 Health Advisory: FDA Provides Full Approval For Spikevax

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COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Test Processing

Labs report varying amounts of time to process COVID-19 tests. To support faster turnaround, we encourage providers to use in-state labs. The table below shows COVID-19 test processing times for in-state private labs.

FidaLab 24 to 30 hours 5,000
Kaiser 24 hours 700 to 800
LabCorp 24 to 48 hours Unknown
Northwest Pathology 48  to 72 hours 20,000
Quest 24 to 48 hours 700
UW Virology 24 to 48 hours 10,000 to 11,000
Atlas Genomic 24 to 48 hours 10,000

COVID-19 Therapeutics

  • Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) allocates monoclonal antibody and oral antiviral supplies to each state. DOH distributes doses to enrolled providers. Providers must enroll in Healthcare Partner Ordering Portal (HPoP) to manage COVID-19 therapeutics. Email mcm@doh.wa.gov to register for HPoP training, held Tuesdays at 9 a.m.
  • Once enrolled, to request a supply of monoclonal antibodies or therapeutics, complete a smart sheet.
  • Supplies of all therapies are current limited. Safeway, Haggen and independent pharmacies may have oral antivirals. Hospital-associated systems and infusion centers may have monoclonal antibodies. All therapies must be dispensed by prescription. Prescriptions for oral antivirals should include the appropriate dates of use to ensure initiation within a 5-day window. Oral therapies from Safeway are intended to be delivered to patients’ homes. Patients with questions about accessing their medication should call the pharmacy.
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Additional Resources

Washington COVID-19 risk assessment dashboard.

CDC guidance for healthcare providers and facilities.

DOH COVID-19 data dashboard.

DOH COVID-19 page.

CDC COVID-19 page.

Pierce County COVID-19 response and recovery page.

SARS-CoV-2 sequencing and variants in Washington.


Contacting the Health Department

360-778-6100     Main Call Line – available M-F 8:30am to 4:30pm

360-715-2588     Afterhours Answering Service – available after 4:30pm and weekends

360-778-6150     Communicable Disease Report Line – 24 hours a day 7 days a week

360-778-6103     Confidential Communicable Disease Fax – 24 hours a day 7 days a week

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