The federal government shared current ways and programs to support displaced Ukrainians, including temporary protection status, asylum, the U.S. Refugee Admission Program, humanitarian parole, and others. More information is available here. Ukrainians may arrive in local communities with different immigration status and, in this regard, will be entitled to various benefits and services. Individual decisions regarding benefits are determined by the program. This list is intended to provide links to information to support newcomers and families in Washington State.
You can get Apple Health coverage, emergency medical care, COVID-19 assessment, and treatment without worrying about it affecting your ability to become a legal permanent resident in the future. Currently, the only health benefit that immigration officers can consider when checking for government fees is publicly funded long-term institutional care, such as the care you get in a nursing facility. Alien Emergency Medical Services (AEM) programs and publicly funded programs are excluded from public responsibility reporting.
The MPT vaccine can prevent tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough. Diphtheria and whooping cough are transmitted from person to person. Tetanus enters the body through cuts or wounds. Tetanus (T) causes painful muscle stiffness. Tetanus can lead to serious health problems, including the inability to open your mouth, trouble swallowing and breathing, or death. DIPHTHERIA (D) can lead to difficulty breathing, heart failure, paralysis or death. Whooping cough (whooping cough), also known as “whooping cough”, can cause an uncontrollable, severe cough that makes breathing, eating, or drinking difficult. Whooping cough can be extremely serious, especially in infants and young children, causing pneumonia, seizures, brain damage, or death. In teenagers and adults, it can lead to weight loss, loss of bladder control, loss of consciousness, and broken ribs due to severe coughing.
KDP is intended only for children 7 years of age and older, adolescents and adults. Adolescents should receive a single dose of ODP, preferably at 11 or 12 years of age. Pregnant women should receive a dose of ODP during each pregnancy, preferably at the beginning of the third trimester, to protect the newborn from whooping cough. Infants are most at risk for severe, life-threatening complications of whooping cough.
Adults who have never received ODP should receive a dose of ODP. In addition, adults should receive a booster dose of either MPT or Td (another vaccine that protects against tetanus and diphtheria but not whooping cough) every 10 years, or every 5 years for a severe or dirty wound or burn.
Resources for people who have tested positive or been exposed.
Care Connect Washington is a program to provide food and other essentials to people who have either tested positive for COVID-19 or been exposed and need support to isolate or quarantine at home. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 and need food or other assistance to self-isolate at home, contact the COVID-19 information hotline at 1-800-525-0127 and then press #. Language assistance available.
Free home testing kits for COVID-19
Washington State is offering free in-home rapid COVID-19 testing to residents of eligible communities through SayYesCOVIDTEST. You can order up to 2 test kits per month.
Vaccines against COVID-19 are available to everyone aged 5 and over. To find a COVID-19 vaccine location near you, visit: COVID-19 Vaccine Availability
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