Covid-19 update

2 new cases this week; new vaccine clinic location


January 5, 2023

The number of reported covid-19 cases rose by two this week according to the Washington Department of Health, for a cumulative total of 632 in Wahkiakum County.

The number of hospitalizations and deaths attributed to the virus remained unchanged, at 48 and 10 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.

According to the Washington Department of Health, 70.3 percent of the population in Washington state has received the primary series of the vaccine, while only 27.6 percent of those eligible for the bivalent booster have had it. In Wahkiakum County, 52,8 percent of the population has received the primary series of the vaccine, and 30.2 percent of those eligible for the bivalent booster have received it.

The primary series of the Pfizer vaccine and the new Pfizer bivalent booster, including a 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.

According to WHHS Director Chris Bischoff, the waiting room/check-in area for the clinic is in the first building that people see when they turn into the south driveway, called Building 1. Parking is to the right. The entrance is at the northeast corner of the building. People will be greeted and given the forms they need to fill out for the their visit.

Please note: There will be no shot clinic on January 16.

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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