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Unvaccinated person was San Juan County's 1st COVID-19 death

San Juan County Media Release: First COVID-19 related death in County A San Juan County resident has recently died, and the cause of death has been attributed to COVID-19. This was an unvaccinated islander who recently contracted COVID, was hospitalized and unfortunately passed away due to the illness.

This is the first recorded COVID-19 death in San Juan County. We are all saddened by this news and share our condolences with the family.

We know that this news may raise some additional questions, however, to protect patient privacy, we are unable to release any further details.

Islanders, please continue to take steps to avoid contracting and spreading COVID-19. Steps include wearing appropriate face coverings (KN95, N95 masks) indoors; physical distancing and avoiding large indoor gatherings.

If you are unvaccinated, please consider getting vaccinated as soon as possible. San Juan County Health Officer Dr. Frank James states "Getting vaccinated not only protects the person being vaccinated but also those at high risk of severe disease: those over 65 or under 5 years of age, the immune compromised and the unvaccinated. Vaccination remains the most effective way to prevent severe disease including hospitalization and death. It is never too late to vaccinate."

Vaccinations remain a critical tool in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective and greatly reduce the risk of severe illness, hospitalization, and death. Recent reports show that unvaccinated 65+ year-olds are 15 times more likely to die of COVID-19 compared with fully vaccinated 65+ year-olds.

San Juan County will be having mass clinics January 21-23 and there are still appointments available. SIGN UP FOR AN APPOINTMENT HERE. First and second doses available for everyone ages 5+ and boosters available for everyone eligible ages 12+. Pfizer and Moderna appointments available.

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 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.

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