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4-2-21 Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its travel guidance for fully vaccinated people to reflect the latest evidence and science. Given recent studies evaluating the real-world effects of vaccination, CDC recommends that fully vaccinated people can travel at low risk to themselves. A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks…Read More
3-31-21 Vaccine eligibility expands to included Phase 1B Tiers 3 & 4. Those now eligible include: People 16 years or older with two or more co-morbidities or underlying conditions Those who are age 60 and older Staff and volunteers in certain congregate living settings: correctional facilities, group homes for people with disabilities, settings where people…Read More
We are currently scheduling vaccine appointments each week on Tuesday and Thursday at our Chewelah, Colville and Lake Spokane Medical Clinics. Call today to schedule and follow the phone prompts to reach our vaccine schedulers: Chewelah: 509-935-8424 Colville: 509-684-1440 Lake Spokane: 509-464-3627 Availability of appointments is based on the amount of vaccine we have on…Read More
3-22-21 Northeast Tri County Health District (NETCHD) and Northeast Washington Incident Management Type 3 Team has established a self-scheduling option to make vaccination appointments for residents in Ferry, Pend Oreille, and Stevens Counties. The link to schedule a vaccination appointment can be found at www.netchd.org. Please use the self-scheduling tool if you are currently eligible to…Read More
With expanded eligibility in Phase 1B, Tier 2, more people have becoming eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Now might be a good time to see when you qualify and can schedule for the vaccine. The Washington State Department of Health Phase Finder Tool is a great way to see if you are eligible now. If…Read More
Those eligible in Phase 1B, Tier 2 include: People 16 years or older who are pregnant. People age 16 or older who have a disability that puts them at higher risk for severe COVID-19 illness. Disabilities must be: down syndrome, a developmental disability, intellectual disability, or are deaf/hard of hearing, blind/low-vision, or deafblind AND that…Read More
03/15/2021 News Release from Northeast Tri County Health District Northeast Tri County Health District (NETCHD) and Northeast Washington Incident Management Type 3 Team have been working to establish a fully-staffed and centralized call center to coordinate scheduling vaccination appointments and provide COVID-19 vaccine information to residents in Ferry and Pend Oreille, and Stevens Counties. The…Read More
If you have Apple Health, you can get help. The vaccine is an important part of ending the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re eligible in Phase 1B- Tier 1, you should get yours now! And if you have Apple Health (or Medicaid), you might even be able to get a ride there. Transportation barriers shouldn’t keep…Read More
Mammography Update: It is recommended that screening breast imaging (mammogram, ultrasound or MRI) be performed before the vaccination, or 4-6 weeks following vaccination. It is NOT recommended to postpone routine screening any longer than 4-6 weeks as more serious conditions can also present with enlarged lymph nodes (adenopathy). If there are symptoms related to the…Read More
From Washington State Department of Health: Recently, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist (ACOG) posted recommendations saying pregnant individuals should not be withheld from COVID-19 vaccine, further supporting the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) current recommendations. It is believed pregnant people are at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 compared to…Read More