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June 22, 2022

COVID-19 Updates from Skagit County

Please note: Beginning in July, Skagit County Public Health will be providing these COVID-19 updates bi-monthly, as opposed to weekly. Frequency may be adjusted at a later date.

Local COVID-19 Case, Hospital & Vaccine Data

Skagit County’s 7-day case rate has increased by 25 percent since last week and our 7-day hospitalization rate has decreased by 26 percent. Two new COVID-19 related deaths were reported in Skagit County. Our County remains at a “High” disease transmission level.

Vaccine Updates

Over the weekend, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup completed their reviews and concluded that the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines are safe and effective for children as young as 6 months old. This comes following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s authorized emergency use of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccine to include use in children 6 months of age and older last week.

Parents and caregivers can now get their children 6 months and older vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines to better protect them from COVID-19. All children, including children who have already had COVID-19, should get vaccinated.

Skagit County Public Health will begin offering Moderna vaccine for children 6 months through 5 years at its downtown Mount Vernon clinic at 700 S 2nd Street (3rd floor) starting Thursday June 23, 2022.

To best serve the public and to account for increased demand, all COVID vaccines will be made available at the Public Health clinic by appointment only over the next two weeks. To schedule an appointment, visit www.skagitcounty.net/COVIDvaccine or call the Public Health office at (360) 416-1500 for assistance.

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. Operating hours are Mondays and Fridays from 9am to 1pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1pm to 5pm.

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.