The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Covid-19 update

Four new cases reported

 

December 1, 2022



The number of covid-19 cases reported by the Washington Department of Health rose by four in the last week for a cumulative total of 621 in Wahkiakum County.

The number of hospitalizations and deaths attributed to the virus stand at 46 and nine respectively.

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.

While 70.1 percent of the total population in the state of Washington received the primary series of the vaccine, only 52.5 of residents in Wahkiakum County have done so. As for the bivalent, only 23.6 percent of people eligible in the state have had it, while a higher percentage of eligible Wahkiakum County residents received the booster, at 27.4 percent.

The primary series of the Pfizer vaccine and the new Pfizer bivalent booster, including the version for juveniles, are available at the vaccine clinic offered by Wahkiakum Health and Human Services. 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. There will be no vaccine clinic on December 5, 7, or 12 while the health department offices move to their campus on Elochoman Valley Road. The vaccine clinics will begin again on December 14 at their new location.

There will also be no vaccine clinic on December 26.

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

Flu shots are available at the pharmacy by appointment. The flu shot and the booster can be given at the same time. WHHS is offering both the high dose and regular adult flu shots and the juvenile flu shots during their clinics.

 

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