Everyone Ages 18 and Older Can Get a Booster Shot

November 20, 2021

Updated Nov. 19, 2021 IF YOU RECEIVED Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna You should get a booster if you are: Ages 50 years and olderAges 18 years and older and live in a long-term care setting You may get a booster if you are: Ages 18 years and older When to get a booster:At least 6 months…

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COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots

November 2, 2021

Updated Oct. 27, 2021 – [From The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] Some COVID-19 Vaccine Recipients Can Get Booster Shots. People 65 years and older, 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions, or 18 years and older who live in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot. People 18 years and older should receive…

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COVID-19 vaccine 3rd dose – are you eligible?

October 11, 2021

updated 10-7-2021 from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Booster Shots Are Only Available for Some Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Recipients Only certain populations initially vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine can get a booster shot at this time. Older adults and 50-64 year old people with medical conditions People aged 65 years and older and adults…

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September 27, 2021

Get your Flu and COVID-19 vaccine now! The Flu and COVID-19 vaccines can be given at the same time. If you are in need of one or both vaccines, we can help. The Flu vaccine is available at ALL NEW Health medical sites. COVID-19 vaccines are only available at our Chewelah, Colville and Lake Spokane…

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COVID-19 Vaccines (3rd Dose) for Moderately to Severely Immunocompromised People

September 2, 2021

Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized a third dose of the vaccine for immunocompromised people. Below are the new guidelines from the CDC pertaining to COVID mRNA (Pfizer & Moderna) Booster vaccinations. What You Need to Know People who are moderately to severely immunocompromised are especially vulnerable to COVID-19 because they are…

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FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine

August 23, 2021

For Immediate Release: August 23, 2021 Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, and will now be marketed as Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee), for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older. The vaccine also continues to…

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Northeast Tri County Health District on the Delta variant of COVID-19

August 20, 2021

Message To The Community – Recent COVID-19 Surge The Delta variant of COVID-19 has dramatically changed the pandemic in Washington state and in our tri- county area. Research shows that the Delta variant is much more contagious, more than two times as contagious as previous variants. This is causing people to become infected more quickly…

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Masks still required in Health Care settings

July 1, 2021

News Release from the Washington State Department of Health For immediate release: June 29, 2021   Don’t forget your mask after June 30 – you may still need it even if you’re vaccinated OLYMPIA – The Secretary of Health’s mask order will remain in place even after June 30, which means that people who are not…

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Statement Following CDC ACIP Meeting from Nation’s Leading Doctors, Nurses and Public Health Leaders on Benefits of COVID-19 Vaccination

June 24, 2021

6-23-2021 The following statement has been co-signed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), American College of Physicians (ACP), American Heart Association, American Hospital Association (AHA), American…

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Masks still required for fully vaccinated people in health care settings and more.

May 24, 2021

CDC Mask Guidance On May 13, Washington adopted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) masking guidance allowing individuals who have been fully vaccinated to no longer wear a mask in most settings. However, masks will still be required for all individuals in: • Health care setting like hospitals, long-term care facilities, and doctor’s…

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