Vaccine eligibility extends to all Washington residents on April 15.

Well over a million people in Washington are fully vaccinated. More have received one dose, but plenty are still eager for their turn. My college aged daughters are among them.

The anticipated date moved up, in part due to an uptick in cases, which could be reduced by people maintaining caution, even with relaxing of restrictions. Please continue to wear a mask, follow distancing guidelines and continue to wash hands frequently.

The governor and the state Department of Health (DOH) have prioritized equity issues to ensure vaccine access to populations disproportionately affected by the virus.

Some people have expressed concerns about the ability to find locations when April 15 rolls around. The state has a website to help you find locations and to make an appointment.