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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.

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Back-to-school shots ready for students at Snohomish Health District

Is your child up-to-date? Your visit includes a record check of the state immunizations registry


REVISION: This corrected media release now states that the Health District will accept debit and credit cards; it also deletes the TTY numbers and walk-in hours from the sidebar section.

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Vaccination remains the most effective strategy for keeping our community healthy and free of communicable diseases. The back-to-school season is a great time for families – parents, kids, and other relatives -- to see their health care providers for vaccinations. All vaccines required to enroll in school are available to children at no cost.

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Friday, August 3, 2012/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (805)/Comments (0)/
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Breastfeeding Tea event for families, August 10

Snohomish Health District’s Women, Infants, and Children nutrition program reaches out with information

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Pregnant and parenting families are invited to celebrate National Breastfeeding Month at a free Breastfeeding Tea from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10, in the auditorium at Snohomish Health District, 3020 Rucker Ave., Everett, 98201. The event, hosted by the Health District’s Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) supplemental nutrition program, will feature resource tables, activities for children, light refreshments, and prizes.

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Monday, July 30, 2012/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (846)/Comments (0)/
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Three free whooping cough shot opportunities for adults, July 28 & Aug. 7

Adults can get free Tdap shots at Nubian Jam, the Latino Resource Fair, & National Night Out

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Uninsured and low-income adults will have three more opportunities to immunize against whooping cough – pertussis -- at no cost in July and August. The Snohomish Health District and the Medical Reserve Corps will offer pertussis vaccinations at these local community events:

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (744)/Comments (0)/
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Hundreds of residents live with hepatitis in Snohomish County

World Hepatitis Day, July 28

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Viral hepatitis is closer than you think, say the international organizers of World Hepatitis Day, July 28. In Snohomish County approximately 680 cases of chronic hepatitis C and 110 cases of chronic hepatitis B are reported every year.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (762)/Comments (0)/
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Prevent rabies during bat season with safety tips & vaccine

Stay on the safe side of bats—bat-proof your home and cabin, vaccinate your pets

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. --- Every summer Snohomish Health District takes dozens of calls about bats and how to stay healthy around them. Bats are the primary carriers of rabies in the Pacific Northwest, and are found in almost every county in Washington. Rabies causes a rare but often fatal illness in humans, and in wild and domestic animals. Rabies is transmitted through the saliva of the animal, which can be introduced through a bite or scratch.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (927)/Comments (0)/
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