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Jan. 7 Weekly COVID Update from San Juan County: 127 more cases

San Juan Health and Community Services latest weekly COVID-19 update: Since the last update on Friday December 31, there have been 127 new confirmed or probable cases in San Juan County. Current case count for the whole pandemic is now 657.

LOPEZ ISLAND: There are seventeen new cases on Lopez Island since the last update.

ORCAS ISLAND: There are sixty-six new cases on Orcas Island since the last update.

SAN JUAN ISLAND: There are forty-three new cases on San Juan Island since the last update.

SHAW ISLAND: There is one new case on Shaw Island since the last update.

OVERALL PICTURE:

-The large number of new cases is a vivid sign that the new Omicron variant spreads extremely easily and is moving quickly through the islands.

-To date, the County Health team is not seeing an equally dramatic spike in hospitalizations, but please note that some islanders are in mainland hospitals being treated for COVID- at least four at the time of this report. There may also be hospitalizations that the Health Department team has not been notified of.

-For WA overall, hospitalizations have been increasing sharply, and this is now having an impact on access to medical care for a wide range of patient needs, beyond just COVID. This current spike is in danger of overwhelming our healthcare system.

-Deaths in WA overall continue to decline, but it is too soon to assume that fatalities won’t increase as well, though there is some reason for optimism based on what has been seen elsewhere combined with San Juan County’s extremely high vaccination rate.

NEED TO KNOW:

-If you test positive via an over-the-counter test, please report that finding to the Health Department using this online form.

-COVID Positive? Note that the high case volume is preventing the Health Department team from performing standard case investigations. Please review this document carefully to ensure that you are taking all precautions and doing all you can to minimize community spread.

-Getting vaccinated is still your best move. Go here for registration links. And note that island kids age 12-15 are newly eligible for a Pfizer booster!

WHAT TO DO NOW:

-Now is the time to dramatically dial back activities or events that facilitate spread. While strict limits on activities are unlikely at this point, islanders are asked to use good judgment and take reasonable precautions to minimize risk. Any events that do not need to happen right now may be best postponed by a few weeks with hope that by the end of the month, cases will start to fall as dramatically as they have risen.

Vaccination clinics are being held in January and February. 

PLEASE READ BEFORE REGISTERING FOR A BOOSTER APPOINTMENT:

You will need to bring a copy of your vaccination record showing your previous COVID-19 vaccinations to this clinic in order for staff to verify your eligibility.

If you have lost your vaccination card you can get a copy of your vaccination record through WADOH using their MyIR system. Click here for more information. If you have difficulty accessing MyIR please call WADOH at 833-VAX-HELP (833-829-4357).

Please ensure you are eligible for the booster dose. Check eligibility requirements HERE.

REGARDING BOOSTERS FOR 16 AND 17 YEAR OLDS:

Pediatric booster vaccinations are available at our Pfizer pediatric clinics. Please indicate that this is your child's third dose. It must be at least six months since your child's completing dose. Please bring a copy of their vaccination record to their appointment to verify eligibility.

Registration for clinics closes at 4 PM the day before the clinic. We are not accepting walk-up registrations at this time.


 LOPEZ ISLAND

January 21, 2022
Pfizer (Ages 5+)
Moderna (Ages 18+)
1st, 2nd and Booster doses available
CLICK HERE
Parental consent is REQUIRED for children under 18. 
You/your child is eligible for a booster at this clinic if they had their second dose of Pfizer/Moderna on/before July 21, 2021 OR had their J&J (Janssen) single dose on/before November 21, 2021. 
You must bring a copy of your vaccination record to ensure booster eligibility.

See note above on accessing MyIR. 


January 27, 2022
Pfizer (Ages 5+)
Priority is given to patients under 18 as this is the only vaccine available for children
1st, 2nd and Booster (16+ ONLY) doses available
Registration open soon!
Parental consent is REQUIRED.


February 17, 2022
Pfizer (Ages 5+)
Priority is given to patients under 18 as this is the only vaccine available for children
1st, 2nd and Booster (16+ ONLY) doses available
Registration open soon!
Parental consent is REQUIRED.


SAN JUAN ISLAND

January 10, 2022
Pfizer (Ages 5+)
Priority is given to patients under 18 as this is the only vaccine available for children
1st, 2nd and Booster (Pfizer boosters for 16+ ONLY) doses available
CLICK HERE
Parental consent is REQUIRED. 
Your child is eligible for a booster at this clinic if they had their second dose of Pfizer on/before July 10, 2021. You must bring a copy of your vaccination record to ensure booster eligibility. See note above on accessing MyIR.


January 22, 2022
Pfizer (Ages 5+)
Moderna (Ages 18+)
1st, 2nd and Booster doses available
CLICK HERE
Parental consent is REQUIRED for children under 18. 
You/your child is eligible for a booster at this clinic if they had their second dose of Pfizer/Moderna on/before July 22, 2021 OR had their J&J (Janssen) single dose on/before November 22, 2021. 
You must bring a copy of your vaccination record to ensure booster eligibility. See note above on accessing MyIR.
 


January 24, 2022
Pfizer (Ages 5+)
Priority is given to patients under 18 as this is the only vaccine available for children
1st, 2nd and Booster (Pfizer boosters for 16+ ONLY) doses available
CLICK HERE
Parental consent is REQUIRED.
Your child is eligible for a booster at this clinic if they had their second dose of Pfizer on/before July 24, 2021. You must bring a copy of your vaccination record to ensure booster eligibility. See note above on accessing MyIR.


February 7, 2022
Pfizer (Ages 5+)
Priority is given to patients under 18 as this is the only vaccine available for children
1st, 2nd and Booster (Pfizer boosters for 16+ ONLY) doses available
CLICK HERE
Parental consent is REQUIRED.
Your child is eligible for a booster at this clinic if they had their second dose of Pfizer on/before August 7, 2021. You must bring a copy of your vaccination record to ensure booster eligibility. See note above on accessing MyIR.


February 21, 2022
Pfizer (Ages 5+)
Priority is given to patients under 18 as this is the only vaccine available for children
1st, 2nd and Booster (Pfizer boosters for 16+ ONLY) doses available
CLICK HERE
Parental consent is REQUIRED.
Your child is eligible for a booster at this clinic if they had their second dose of Pfizer on/before August 21, 2021. You must bring a copy of your vaccination record to ensure booster eligibility. See note above on accessing MyIR. 


ORCAS ISLAND

January 23, 2022
Pfizer (Ages 5+)
Moderna (Ages 18+)
1st, 2nd and Booster doses available
CLICK HERE
Parental consent is REQUIRED for children under 18. 
You/your child is eligible for a booster at this clinic if they had their second dose of Pfizer/Moderna on/before July 23, 2021 OR had their J&J (Janssen) single dose on/before November 23, 2021. 
You must bring a copy of your vaccination record to ensure booster eligibility. See note above on accessing MyIR.
 


January 26, 2022
Pfizer (Ages 5+)
Priority is given to patients under 18 as this is the only vaccine available for children
1st, 2nd and Booster (16+ ONLY) doses available
Registration open soon!
Parental consent is REQUIRED.


February 16, 2022
Pfizer (Ages 5+)
Priority is given to patients under 18 as this is the only vaccine available for children
1st, 2nd and Booster (16+ ONLY) doses available
Registration open soon!
Parental consent is REQUIRED.

Last modified onTuesday, 11 January 2022 01:48

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