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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

Two no-cost whooping cough & flu vaccination clinics, Jan. 18 & 26

Low-income and uninsured adults only – first come, first served

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. Uninsured and low-income adults can take advantage of two shot clinics for flu and whooping cough at handy locations in Everett, Wash. Both clinics are free and open to the public.

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Friday, January 11, 2013/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (738)/Comments (0)/
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Influenza claims three lives in Snohomish County

Vaccination is the best protection against this severe flu; plenty of vaccine in the county

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. -- The Snohomish Health District reports three residents of Snohomish County died in recent days from the severe flu that is circulating throughout Western Washington. A Bothell woman in her 40s, an Everett woman in her 80s, and an Edmonds woman in her 80s died in late December in Snohomish County hospitals. All had underlying medical conditions. Read More >>
Monday, January 7, 2013/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (756)/Comments (0)/
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Hantavirus “lives” in Washington – take these precautions to avoid it

1-5 Washington state residents get sick with hantavirus every year

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The recent cases of hantavirus from California’s Yosemite Park remind us in Washington that the same serious illness is possible here where deer mice live, mostly in rural areas. The virus affects the lungs, and the infection can cause death in up to 50 percent of the people who develop symptoms.

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Friday, September 21, 2012/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1744)/Comments (0)/
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KSER host Sondra Santos honored for public health programming

Snohomish Health District names The Takeaway host a “Public Health Hero” for her yearlong attention to local public health programs and services

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. The Snohomish Health District today presented its Public Health Hero Award to Sondra Santos, morning host of The Takeaway program on KSER 90.7 FM, in Everett, Wash. The award honors individuals who have demonstrated unparalleled support of local public health activities or policies in Snohomish County.

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Thursday, September 20, 2012/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (972)/Comments (0)/
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Everett Community College earns a Healthy Workplace Award for going tobacco-free

Snohomish Health District commends the school for nixing all tobacco use at its work sites & on campus

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. The Snohomish Health District today presented its Healthy Workplace Award to Everett Community College (EvCC) at its Board of Trustees meeting. The award honors businesses, agencies, and other organizations that have adopted 100% outdoor no-smoking grounds or tobacco-free grounds policies in addition to compliance with Washington’s Smoking in Public Places law (RCW 70.160).

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (903)/Comments (0)/
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