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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

Peter Mayer chosen Deputy Director of Snohomish Health District

New #2 for local public health is a 16-year veteran of government administration

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash.—Clark County administrator Peter Mayer has accepted the position of Deputy Director of Snohomish Health District, Snohomish County’s local public health agency. Dr. Gary Goldbaum, Health Officer and Director of Snohomish Health District, announced today that Mayer will take up his new duties on July 9, 2012.

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Monday, June 4, 2012/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (900)/Comments (0)/
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Reminder to vaccinate is in the mail

Health partners reach out to fight whooping cough epidemic

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – A message for residents to vaccinate against whooping cough will hit all 285,000 mailboxes of Snohomish County households by the end of the month.

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Friday, May 25, 2012/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (754)/Comments (0)/
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Baby boomers at risk of Hepatitis C, deadly but treatable viral disease

If you remember the Summer of Love, you may want to get tested at Snohomish Health District

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – If you had a disease that could kill you, you’d want to know about it, right? Hepatitis C is treatable if caught early – yet it is the leading infectious cause of cirrhosis and liver cancer and is the most common reason for liver transplants in the United States. Three in four of about 3.2 million people who have chronic hepatitis C are baby boomers. Deaths from the virus nearly doubled between 1999 and 2007 to more than 15,000, according to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read More >>
Friday, May 11, 2012/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (695)/Comments (0)/
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Low-cost vaccine available for adults; epidemic continues in Snohomish County

Snohomish Health District reaches out to all county residents to immunize against pertussis to protect babies

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – In an effort to slow the spread of whooping cough in Snohomish County, the Snohomish Health District has launched a two-fold campaign to increase vaccinations that prevent the highly contagious disease. Whooping cough – also called pertussis -- sickens babies most severely because they have no immunity. Adults need a booster shot because the childhood vaccine wears off over time.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (769)/Comments (0)/
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Evening whooping cough shot clinic for adults in Darrington, May 9

Low-income, uninsured adults can get free Tdap shots at Cascade Valley Darrington Clinic

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Tailored for people with busy schedules, free whooping cough shots will be available from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9 at Cascade Valley Darrington Clinic, 1190 Riddle St., Darrington, Wash.

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Friday, April 27, 2012/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (745)/Comments (0)/
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