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Covid update

Two more cases reported

There were two more cases of covid-19 reported this week by the Washington Department of Health, bringing the cumulative total to 627 in Wahkiakum County.

The number of reported hospitalizations rose by one this week to 48, while the number of deaths attributed to the virus stands at nine.

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.

The percentage of people receiving the primary dose of the covid-19 vaccine has come to a standstill in Washington State at 70.2 percent. There was no change in Wahkiakum’s numbers in the last week either, where the percentage remains at 52.5 percent. People are continuing to get the bivalent booster, with numbers rising slowly in the state from 24.6 to 25.6 percent in the last week, and from 28.2 to 29 percent in Wahkiakum County over the same period of time.

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.

After the health department’s recent move, their vaccine clinics will now be held at their new location on their Elochoman Valley Campus, at 42 Elochoman Valley Road.

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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