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COVID Vaccine Information

I have received questions recently specific to email or text directing you to schedule your second vaccine appointment. These are system generated messages coming from the State and not specific to our local vaccine scheduling system. As a result, many people who have already received their second dose are getting a text or email saying …

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2/24 Board Meeting Materials

The Agenda for the next Regular Meeting of the LIHD Board of Commissioners is now posted. You can access the Board Packet of materials HERE. As a reminder, the virtual meeting starts at 4 pm and is held via Zoom. Details to access the meeting are below and can also be found on the Agenda …

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COVID Vaccine – The Role of the local pharmacy

“The nationwide frenzy to get Covid-19 vaccines has been complicated, frustrating, and downright exhausting for millions of Americans. But take a moment to consider the plight of your local pharmacist.” This is how a report titled “Overloaded schedules and ‘Covid cowbells’: For pharmacists, the Covid-19 vaccine rollout brings exhaustion, but some relief” begins. On Lopez …

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Vaccine Update – National Guard to bring Vaccine to SJC

In the good news department, a joint effort between San Juan County, the Washington National Guard, and the WA Department of Health will deliver 1900 first doses of the COVID vaccine over next week (Feb 15th – 19th). Approximately 380 first doses will be delivered each day, with one day on Lopez and two days …

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Vaccine Update

IMPORTANT UPDATE (MON 2/8 @ 7:50am): San Juan County did not receive any new vaccine doses from State Department of Health over the weekend. As a result, there will be NO online first-dose reservation opportunities today. Please stay tuned for updates on when the next reservation block will become available. At least 36 hours’ advance …

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Vaccine Information – Updates

On Monday January 18th, Governor Inslee and the WA State DOH authorized delivery of vaccine to those in the Phase 1b Tier 1 eligibility group (note that the eligibility age has been reduced to 65 or over). Please remember that vaccine supplies are still extremely limited, and it is estimated that approximately 5,000 San Juan County residents …

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LIHD Special Board Meeting – 12/27

The LIHD Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Board Meeting on Sunday, 12/27, from 4 pm – 4:30 pm. The meeting is being called in response to a request from the Lopez Island Pharmacy in support of their COVID-19 vaccine effort. Please refer to the Agenda or see below for details to attend the meeting …

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COVID-19 Resources

The King County Department of Health created a helpful infographic  that shows when to isolate yourself from others using several common scenarios. It’s in a nice calendar format that clearly shows how long to isolate or quarantine before being able to see others again in person to prevent the spread of COVID-19. To view HERE. …

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Listen to the Conversation with UW Medicine Lopez Clinic

Last Friday, the Lopez Library hosted a special edition of their Village Square series with the Clinic Manager and Clinic Chief from UW Medicine Lopez Island Clinic. They shared timely updates on COVID testing and vaccines, as well as how to access other needed care. Jamie Stephens, County Counsel Representative, was also on hand to …

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COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ 2.0

This week, the San Juan County Public Information Officer (PIO) released Hot Topic #38, an updated FAQ on the COVID-19 vaccine landscape. It’s important to realize this is likely going to be the most ambitious undertaking ever deployed by the Nation…not to mention our County. As with all things COVID-19, the details, timing, and understanding …

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