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June 15, 2022

COVID-19 Updates from Skagit County

Local COVID-19 Case, Hospital & Vaccine Data

Skagit County’s 7-day case rate has decreased by 4 percent since last week and our 7-day hospitalization rate has remained unchanged since last week at 11.5 per 100k. One new COVID-19 related death was reported in Skagit County. Our County remains at a “High” disease transmission level.

Vaccine Updates

Vaccine advisers at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are meeting today (6/15) to discuss extending the emergency use authorization of Moderna's and Pfizer’s vaccines to those aged six months and older. It comes a day after the 22 members of the agency's advisory committee voted unanimously to authorize Moderna's vaccine for those aged 6 to 17.

If authorized, the decision will go in front of the CDC’s Advisory Committee, then to the Western States Scientific Review Workgroup.

Vaccine at the Public Health Office

COVID-19 prime, pediatric, and booster vaccinations are available at the Public Health office in downtown Mount Vernon at 700 S 2nd Street. The clinic is open Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To make an appointment, go to www.skagitcounty.net/COVIDvaccine or call (360) 416-1500. Walk-ins are also available.
Available appointments include:

For a full list of vaccination providers available in Skagit County, go to Vaccine Locator or call the Hotline at 1-800-525-0127.
For those who are homebound, please contact Public Health to schedule a home visit. Call (360) 416-1500 during regular business hours.

Treatment Options

COVID-19 medications are available through your doctor, local pharmacies, and health clinics. If you have COVID-19 symptoms and test positive, do not wait to get treated. Early intervention with COVID-19 therapeutics can reduce the risk of severe illness and hospitalization for people with COVID-19 who are at high risk of developing more serious illness.

If you think you might qualify, please speak to your healthcare provider first and get a referral and/or prescription for treatment.

For assistance:

COVID-19 Testing Site at Cascade Mall

Free antigen COVID-19 testing is available at our Cascade Mall location at 150 Cascade Mall Drive in Burlington. Please come to the east side of the mall parking lot near the old Johnny Carino’s restaurant. Typical hours are Mondays and Fridays from 9am to 1pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1pm to 5pm. Please note that the testing site will be closed on Monday, June 20th in observance of Juneteenth.

At-home COVID-19 Testing

Free at-home test kits are now available at Public Health’s Testing Site at Cascade Mall, as well as online through the following sites:

If testing at home and you receive a positive test result, please call the state’s COVID-19 Hotline at 1–800–525–0127 or the Skagit County Public Health office at (360) 416-1500.