What to do if you test positive for COVID-19

OLYMPIA –The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is offering a detailed reminder about what people should do if they test positive for COVID-19. Cases are rising sharply, driven by the omicron variant, which is believed to be more contagious than previous variants, including delta.…

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At Home COVID-19 Home Tests

Planning to get together with family and friends? Whether you’re traveling or hosting, you should consider adding at-home COVID-19 tests to your checklist.

At-home tests are a simple way to provide a little peace of mind for your gathering. They’re quick, painless, portable, and priced at $25 on average– making them an easy option for a variety of occasions.…

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COVID-19 Update

This week, Skagit County Health Department received confirmation from the Washington State Department of Health that the Omicron variant has been identified in three Skagit County residents. Omicron is circulating in our surrounding community, and it is expected that infections from this new variant will continue to increase over the next several weeks.…

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Vaccine Verification & WA Notify

There’s a new way to verify your COVID-19 vaccination on the go: WA Notify. If you are planning to attend a large event, bar, restaurant, or other establishment that requires proof of vaccination, you can use the new WA Notify app on your smartphone.…

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COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Pediatric Vaccination Appointments Now Available: Ages 5-11

With FDA and CDC approval of the Pfizer vaccine for those ages 5 to 11 now granted, San Juan County Health & Community Services has opened registration for a series of pediatric clinics starting on November 15th and lasting through the end of December. …

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Is a Booster Shot Right for You?

While there’s been a lot of news about boosters in recent weeks, there’s also a lot of confusion. You may be wondering if multiple shots are necessary, regardless of your vaccination status. You may also be wondering if you’re currently eligible, or when you might be.…

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San Juan County to Host COVID Vaccine Clinics

As COVID case numbers continue their dramatic increase in the islands and beyond, there is an upcoming easy no-cost opportunity for those not yet vaccinated to get their shots.

San Juan County Health & Community Services will be hosting Pfizer vaccine clinics on Lopez, Orcas, and San Juan Islands.…

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A sobering look inside the pandemic, which highlights the importance of getting vaccinated.

“Ninety-nine percent of the patients being admitted are unvaccinated,” she said. “They’re sicker when they get here. They require more acute care while they’re here. And unfortunately, many of them are not surviving.”…

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