As COVID case numbers continue their dramatic increase in the islands and beyond, there is an upcoming easy no-cost opportunity for those not yet vaccinated to get their shots.
San Juan County Health & Community Services will be hosting Pfizer vaccine clinics on Lopez, Orcas, and San Juan Islands. Any unvaccinated individual age 12 or older is urged to come get their shot. Second dose appointments will be exactly three weeks later. There are no additional clinics scheduled at this time beyond these events.
Registration in advance is recommended by going to www.sjccovid.com, but walk-ups are welcome. Minors should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Tues Aug 24 / SAN JUAN ISLAND
Weds Aug 25 / ORCAS ISLAND
Thurs Aug 26 / LOPEZ ISLAND
The disease continues to spread in our county and even more in adjacent counties. Health systems are being challenged to remain open. Over 90% of those cases are in unimmunized individuals. Both vaccinated and unvaccinated are susceptible to infection. People are most infectious in the 48 hours PRIOR TO the onset of symptoms. Vaccination is highly effective at preventing both hospitalization and death.