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Drugstores help fight the whooping cough epidemic in Snohomish County

Snohomish Health District teams up with 21 local pharmacies

NOTE: This update of the June 19 release adds Pharm-A-Save Pharmacy in Monroe.

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Twenty-one local drugstores have joined the fight to knock down the whooping cough epidemic in Snohomish County. The Snohomish Health District supplies the pharmacies with free vaccine from the Sanofi Pasteur AmeriCares patient assistance program for uninsured, low-income adults.

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Thursday, June 28, 2012/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (840)/Comments (0)/
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Expanded HIV testing in Everett, June 25-30

Free and discounted HIV tests offered in support of National HIV Testing Day

EVERETT, Wash. – In support of national and regional campaigns, the Snohomish Health District will expand its HIV antibody testing services to offer free and discounted HIV tests during the week of June 25-30. This special offer is a public health effort to increase the awareness of HIV and promote sexual health.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (924)/Comments (0)/
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Public health inspectors help you swim safely in Snohomish County

Snohomish Health District inspects 480 regulated pools and hot tubs countywide

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash.Drowning kills about 8 Snohomish County residents every year. Nationally, more than one in four drowning deaths is a child younger than 15. Drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury death in the United States and kills more toddlers 1 to 4 years old than anything but birth defects.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1024)/Comments (0)/
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Two more free whooping cough shot clinics for adults, June 14 & 26

Adults can get free Tdap shots at Swedish/Edmonds Hospital June 14, Valley General Hospital June 26

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. Uninsured and low-income adults will have two more opportunities to immunize against whooping cough for free in June.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (888)/Comments (0)/
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Peter Mayer chosen Deputy Director of Snohomish Health District

New #2 for local public health is a 16-year veteran of government administration

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash.—Clark County administrator Peter Mayer has accepted the position of Deputy Director of Snohomish Health District, Snohomish County’s local public health agency. Dr. Gary Goldbaum, Health Officer and Director of Snohomish Health District, announced today that Mayer will take up his new duties on July 9, 2012.

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Monday, June 4, 2012/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1034)/Comments (0)/
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