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Snohomish Health District is the local public health agency for Snohomish County in Washington state. Our news releases are a resource for current public health information for media, the public, policymakers, and other community partners.

News releases are sent to print and electronic media as needed. We also share relevant media releases from the Department of Health and other public health agencies.

 

Media Releases

Fairs & festivals are serious business for food safety

Snohomish Health District ensures safe food prep and handling at fun events

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Grilled turkey legs, pulled pork sliders, juicy wedges of fresh watermelon, elephant ears, cotton candy, teriyaki chicken, German sausages, pierogis stuffed with cheese—the menu at a county fair defies self-control and fuels you up for Ferris wheel rides, animal exhibits, and game concessions.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (842)/Comments (0)/
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Parents get a B+ for kids’ back-to-school shots in Snohomish County

Is your child up to date? Vaccines required for school are available to children at no cost.

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. –-- More 5 and 6 year olds in Snohomish County had all the vaccines they needed to enter school last year, according to recent data released by the state Department of Health. For the 2012-2013 school year, 86.3 percent of local kindergarteners were up to date on their shots, better than past years and higher than the state average of 85.6 percent.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1567)/Comments (0)/
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Parents get a B+ for kids’ back-to-school shots in Snohomish County

Is your child up to date? Vaccines required for school are available to children at no cost.

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. –-- More 5 and 6 year olds in Snohomish County had all the vaccines they needed to enter school last year, according to recent data released by the state Department of Health. For the 2012-2013 school year, 86.3 percent of local kindergarteners were up to date on their shots, better than past years and higher than the state average of 85.6 percent. Read More >>
Wednesday, July 10, 2013/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1556)/Comments (0)/
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Two award winners at Snohomish Health District

Statewide honor to public health nurse Barbara Bly; national award to dental hygienist LeeAnn Cooper

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. --- Two Snohomish Health District staff have recently been recognized by professional organizations for their career achievements.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (816)/Comments (0)/
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Free hepatitis testing for at-risk individuals, May 17

Up to 80% of the people who have viral hepatitis show no symptoms – get checked!

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Snohomish Health District nurse Kathy Perkins finds hepatitis in all walks of life, but most often in people who have injected drugs – even once – or have been tattooed or pierced with unsterilized equipment. People born between 1945 and 1965 are five times more likely than other adults to be infected. In fact, 75% of adults with Hepatitis C were born in these years. Read More >>
Wednesday, May 8, 2013/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (827)/Comments (0)/
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