Vaccine clinic on hiatus

 


Because of staffing issues, the vaccine clinic hosted by Wahkiakum Health and Human Services every Monday and Wednesday is on hiatus as of July 5.

The public nurse at WHHS recently tendered her resignation, and the department is actively seeking a new registered nurse. The clinic will resume when the position is filled.

WHHS encourages anyone who hasn’t already been vaccinated to contact their personal medical provider and get scheduled for a vaccine.

For more information, the health department can be reached at 360-795-6207 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

To protect yourself and other people from the flu, covid-19, and more, WHHS suggests getting vaccinated for those diseases when vaccines are available, wearing a mask when in public, staying at home and away from others as much as possible, and avoiding close contact with people who are sick. They also recommend frequent hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and avoiding touching of eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands, as well as cleaning and disinfecting objects and surfaces, and covering mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.

To learn more about vaccines, visit http://www.cdc.gov, http://www.doh.wa.gov, or https://publichealthcollaborative.org/faq/#ChildrenVaccinations

Getting vaccinated is the best possible protection from covid-19 and the flu, according to WHHS.

 

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