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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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Media Releases

Back-to-school “Special”: Shot Clinics Aug. 20-Sept. 7

Walk-ins welcome at two Snohomish Health District locations

SNOHOMISH COUNTY --- Put immunizations at the top of that back-to-school checklist, say health officials. Snohomish Health District will offer back-to-school immunizations at its clinics in Everett and Lynnwood on a walk-in basis throughout the day from Monday, Aug. 20 through Tuesday, Sept. 4; and afternoons Wednesday, Sept. 5 through Friday, Sept. 7. Read More >>
Monday, August 6, 2001/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1488)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Media Releases2001

Health District selects Communicable Disease Director

David S. Peterson rose through the ranks

SNOHOMISH COUNTY---Snohomish Health District announced today its selection of Edmonds resident David S. Peterson to direct the Communicable Disease Division. Peterson will oversee the staff and administrative operations of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, sexually-transmitted disease, and other communicable disease programs. Read More >>
Monday, July 2, 2001/Author: Anonym/Number of views (793)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Media Releases2001

Tetanus vaccine in short supply for adolescents & adults

Snohomish Health District issues guidelines; children’s vaccine not affected

SNOHOMISH COUNTY --- A national shortage of tetanus-diphtheria (Td) vaccine has local health officials at work on a plan to ensure that Td is available for the people who need it the most in Snohomish County. The supply problems do not affect the availability of vaccine for infants and children under 7. Read More >>
Friday, June 22, 2001/Author: Anonym/Number of views (794)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Media Releases2001

Snohomish Health District honors long-time employees

16 staff recognized for combined 155 years of service

SNOHOMISH COUNTY --- Snohomish Health District recently recognized 16 staff members for their service to local public health. Presiding at the Health District’s quarterly all-staff meeting, Health Officer M. Ward Hinds, MD, MPH, thanked the honorees for their dedication to the mission of the Health District.  Read More >>
Monday, May 21, 2001/Author: Anonym/Number of views (734)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Media Releases2001

Local teens build network for tobacco prevention, May 22

Featured speakers: cancer survivor Debi Austin and Shannon Brewer, youth advocate

SNOHOMISH COUNTY --- More than 100 teenagers from all across Snohomish County will convene on May 22 at Warm Beach Retreat Center near Stanwood, Wash., to network about tobacco control and prevention. The educational event, "Making Tobacco History 2001," will establish the county's Youth Action Network. Organizers include Snohomish Health District and Washington Doctors Ought to Care (DOC). Read More >>
Friday, May 18, 2001/Author: Anonym/Number of views (690)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Media Releases2001