Covid-19 update

One new covid case; immunizations recommended


October 13, 2022

The cumulative number of covid-19 cases in Wahkiakum County grew by one last week to 609 according to the Washington Department of Health. They also report one more hospitalization, bringing the total to 44, and nine deaths attributed to the virus.

Disclaimer: With the easy accessibility of at home tests, the actual number of active covid-19 cases and actual cumulative numbers in the county, are hard to know.

“Covid-19 case levels are lower in many parts of the state, but still at concerning rates,” Wahkiakum Health and Human Services Director Chris Bischoff said.

While 69.6 of the total population in the state of Washington has completed the primary series, only 51.5 percent of same population in Wahkiakum County has done so.

The primary series of the Pfizer vaccine and the new bivalent booster are available at the vaccine clinic offered by WHHS. The clinic is held on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30-3 p.m. Call 360-849-4041 for more information.

The primary series of the Moderna vaccine and the new bivalent booster are now available at the Cathlamet Pharmacy. Appointments are available between the hours of 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. and 2-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call the pharmacy at 360-795-3691 to make an appointment.

Flu shots are available at the pharmacy by appointment. Please note that the flu shot and the booster can be given at the same time. WHHS is offering both the adult and youth flu shots during their normal vaccine clinics on Monday and Wednesday.


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