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May 17, 2019 2:00 PM

Parent Tip Sheet for Talking to Teens about Vaping

You can talk to your children or other young people you know about the dangers of e-cigarettes. Tell them about the harm that nicotine in any form can do to their growing brain. Let them know that you have a strong stance against them using any tobacco...

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May 15, 2019 3:39 PM

New Measles Cases in Western Washington

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health is announcing four newly diagnosed cases of measles in residents of three western Washington counties (King County 2, Snohomish County 1, Pierce County 1).

May 13, 2019 2:47 PM

Governor signs law strengthening MMR immunization requirements

VANCOUVER – Today Governor Jay Inslee signed EHB 1638, updating Washington state’s school and child care immunization requirements to remove the personal/philosophical exemption for the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine.

January 25, 2019 8:00 AM

Measles outbreak in multiple Washington counties

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health announced today that a King County resident with measles and several Clark County cases may have been exposed to the virus in a public location. For Jefferson County Public Health Immunization Clinic...

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November 21, 2018 3:12 PM

Romain Lettuce may be Unsafe for Consumption

CDC released an alert yesterday advising against the sale, service, or consumption of romaine lettuce. The Washington State Department of Health and Jefferson County Environmental Public Health have the following advice for Jefferson County residents:

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