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Four “Puget Sound Champions” honored in Hood Canal for protecting & restoring Puget Sound

KINGSTON, June 20, 2012 – Today the Puget Sound Partnership honored four “Puget Sound Champions” in Hood Canal for their exceptional work protecting and restoring habitat, cleaning up polluted waters, and engaging the community in implementing the Action Agenda—the Partnership’s regional plan to cleanup Puget Sound. The ceremony occurred at the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Center, located in Kingston.

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JCPH Awarded State/Private Grant for Local Families

Port Townsend, Washington, July 9, 2012 - About 25 families in Jefferson County will now get additional support to give their children a great start in life thanks to a recent round of awards from the state’s Home Visiting Services Account (HVSA). Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) and Kitsap Public Health Division (KPHD) were one of 10 grantees statewide that received $175,000. Over the next year, $87,500 will help Jefferson County Public Health continue the Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) home visiting program that began 13 years ago, seeing 25 to 32 families yearly. “This evidenced-based program changes the future of our community, improves school readiness, decreases reliance on welfare and emergency room use”, says Jean Baldwin JCPH Director.

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Discovery, Quilcene & Dabob Bay Beaches Closed to the Recreational Harvest of Shellfish Due to Marine Biotoxins

Port Townsend, Washington, July 2, 2012 - Jefferson County-Marine biotoxins that cause Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning (DSP) have been detected at concentrations above the closure level in shellfish samples collected from Discovery Bay, Quilcene Bay and Dabob Bay. As a result, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has closed all beaches in Discovery, Quilcene and Dabob Bays to the recreational harvest of shellfish. Commercially harvested shellfish are sampled separately and products on the market should be safe to eat.

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Avoid the Back to School Immunization Rush

Port Townsend, Washington, June 22, 2012 - Summer has arrived and it’s a great time to think about required Back to School vaccinations. Waiting until late in the summer to get children’s shots can leave parents and students facing long waits on sunny days at the Health Department or their doctor’s office. Jefferson County Public Health encourages parents to get their students’ shots early to avoid the late summer rush. 

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Whooping Cough Vaccine Encouraged to Protect Infants

Port Townsend - June 22, 2021 - Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) and Port Hadlock Medical Care are offering free whooping cough vaccine (Tdap vaccine) provided by the Washington State Department of Health. This vaccine is for adults 19 and older who don’t have health insurance or whose insurance doesn't cover immunizations. An administration fee may be charged on a sliding fee scale.

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Jefferson County Public Health Offers Pertussis Vaccinations

Port Townsend, Washington, May 12, 2012, Jefferson County Public Health has ordered the free whooping cough vaccine for adults 19 and older who don’t have health insurance or whose insurance won’t cover the cost. This vaccine is being provided through the Washington State Department of Health. An administration fee may be charged on a sliding fee scale. The Tdap vaccine protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough).

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Teens Against Tobacco Use – TATU

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Jefferson County announces the move to electronic death certificates

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Jefferson County Lakes Toxic Algae Monitoring Season Begins

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New Director of Environmental Health and Water Quality

 

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