A Note from Jefferson County Health Officer, Dr. Tom Locke
There is good reason to be hopeful that the COVID pandemic will one day come to an end as the distribution of two safe and highly effective vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) begins. Clallam and Jefferson Counties are leading the State in deploying these vaccines rapidly. Priorities for vaccination are determined by Washington’s Governor and vaccination administration sites are required to adhere to these restrictions.
At Jefferson County Public Health, we work very closely with Jefferson Healthcare and local pharmacies on COVID vaccine deployment. Whenever vaccine becomes available, scheduling can be done through the following:
Jefferson Healthcare website at COVID-19 Vaccine - Jefferson Healthcare From JHC: Today we received confirmation that we will receive another primary/1st dose Pfizer allocation of 1170 doses. We expect the vaccine to arrive early next week. This is great news for our community and supports our belief that vaccine supply lines are increasing and becoming more predictable. 1000 Email invitations for vaccination appointments were sent out Friday afternoon inviting those as young as 69 years old who registered through our “When is it my turn” notification system. We are as pleased to see the line move as you are and hope to be able to offer vaccination appointments to all residents over the age of 65 within the next few weeks. If you are 65 and older and have not registered for vaccination on “when is it my turn”, please do so and we will contact you when you are eligible.
Jefferson County Department of Emergency Management at 360-344-9791 from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday-Friday
If you are experiencing stress due to COVID-19 call the Washington Listens line at 833-681-0211 for support and resources. For a comprehensive list of mental health resources (including local resources): Mental Health Resources
A COVID-19 Resource page: the result of many different community groups
Click to be redirected to the Dept. of Emergency Management
Board of County Commissioner Meetings with COVID-19 Updates
Every Monday, at 9:45 a.m., Dr. Tom Locke, Public Health Officer for Jefferson County, or a member of Public Health will be giving regular public updates about COVID-19 during the County Commissioner’s weekly meetings. The COVID-19 Updates are live-streamed for viewing on the internet, and also are recorded for on-line viewing on demand anytime thereafter. Those without internet can listen by dialing:+1 (646) 749-3122enter Access Code: 661-198-069
To see live or recorded videos of the Board of County Commissioners’ meeting, go to www.co.jefferson.wa.us and click on “Videos of Meetings” on the lower left side of the screen. Choose “Streaming Live” or “Recorded.”
If you have symptoms like cough, fever, or other respiratory problems, call your healthcare provider. Isolate yourself and wear a mask before leaving the house. Do not go to the emergency room. Emergency rooms need to be able to serve those with the most critical needs.
If you are having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1.