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July 21, 2021

COVID-19 Updates from Skagit County

REMINDER: Public Health Main Office to close temporarily tomorrow, Thursday, July 22nd from 10:30am-2pm for staff training. Thank you!

Case Counts in Skagit County

Skagit currently has a case rate of 39.1 per 100k over the last 14 days and a hospitalization rate of 1.5 COVID patients per 100k over the last seven days.

Vaccines in Skagit County

As of July 10th, 152,498 vaccine doses have been administered in Skagit County. 64.1% of all Skagitonians 12 years and older are at least partially vaccinated against COVID-19.  

If you’re looking for a vaccine provider near you, the best place to start is your local pharmacy! Nearly all chain and neighborhood pharmacies carry the COVID-19 vaccine at this point, and many accept walk-ups! For a full list, go to: https://vaccinelocator.doh.wa.gov/.

Upcoming Pop-Up Vaccine Clinics in Skagit County

Our pop-up vaccine clinics are available to anyone 12+ (when Pfizer available) or 18+ (when J&J available); no appointment needed! Visit our website for a full list: www.skagitcounty.net/COVIDvaccine.

Upcoming pop-up dates this week include:

Thanks to a partnership with the North Sound ACH, Public Health is now offering $25 gift cards to all people accessing their first dose at Public Health pop-up clinics (while supplies last)!

Sharps Disposal

Have you ever wondered what you should be doing with your used sharps? For household-generated sharps waste, Skagitonians have a few options!

The best way to dispose of sharps is by using a mail-order, FDA-cleared sharps container. When purchasing this type of container, people can mail back their full containers to the mail-order service that the container was purchased from.

If you cannot purchase an FDA-cleared mail-order sharps waste container in store or online, Skagitonians have another option for disposing of household generated sharps. For more information, check out our new blog post: https://skagitcounty.blog/?p=3337

Are you a business and need to dispose of sharps waste? Go to our website for information about proper sharps disposal for businesses: https://www.skagitcounty.net/.../Health/medicinereturn.htm