COVID and Vaccine information – December 2021

COVID-19 and Vaccine Information, and Vaccine Access in Island County  

As of 12.20.21 

For current COVID 19 and vaccine information go to:  

Center for Disease Control (CDC) website:

 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/your-vaccination.html 

and 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines.html 

New CDC information released 12.16.21 regarding vaccine recommendations:  

CDC Endorses ACIP’s Updated COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations | CDC Online Newsroom | CDC 

For Island County:

Island County Public Health — https://www.islandcountywa.gov/Health/Pages/COVID-19.aspx 

If you have questions of concerns about the COVID 19 vaccine, please consult your primary care provider. 

For more information call Island County Public Health’s 24 hour recorded COVID information line at 360-678-5111 ext. 6000 or reach their call center at 360-678-2301  M-F  8 am – 4:30 p.m.  

Vaccine Appointments 

To find an available appointment go to Vaccinate WA: Find COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Near You  and enter your zip code.  The list that appears will tell you the name of the facility offering the vaccine, which vaccines they offer, and whether or not they have appointments available.  You will be able to schedule the appointment from the website or call to schedule an appointment at the facility you choose. 

Vaccines for Home-bound individuals 

The mobile vaccine team from the Island County Health Department will come to homes for those unable to get to a vaccination site.  To schedule an appointment if you are homebound contact Sharon Branch at 360-678-2301 or email s.branch@islandcountywa.gov 

3rd/booster doses: 

Consult with your doctor to see if a booster is recommended for you. 

Vaccine verification 

Washington state has a new system called WA Verify available on smart phones.  It provides a digital copy of your vaccination records in the form of a QR code.  Businesses or organizations can scan the QR code a verify your vaccination status. This is an optional system.  Your paper vaccination card is equally valid (original or copy). 

The WA State Department of Health has an exposure app for smart phones call WA Notifty. It will tell you if you have been exposed to COVID. Also, if you test positive for COVID it will notify other WANotify users that they may have been exposed.  It is completely private and does know or track who you are or where you go.  To learn more, go to http://www.WANotify.org.   

If you have any questions, please call: 

Island County Public Health’s 24 hour recorded information line at 360-678-5111 ext. 6000 or reach their call center at 360-678-2301  M-F  8 am – 4:30 p.m.  

This information is provided by Island Senior Resources under direction from Island County Public Health.  Updates will be available once they are approved for distribution.