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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

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 (840)/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 (889)/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 (1098)/Comments (0)/
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Nubian Jam community festival comes to Forest Park, July 28

Snohomish Health District to offer health testing and screening

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Healthy community fun is the focus of the Nubian Jam at Forest Park, 802 Mukilteo Blvd., Everett, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 28.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1113)/Comments (0)/
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Nutrition program benefits new families

The welcome mat is out at the Women, Infants, and Children program – WIC wants you!

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish Health District has space available for newcomers to the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) supplemental nutrition program, helping new moms and their children get a good start on healthy eating.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (859)/Comments (0)/
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