County to Host COVID Vaccine Clinics Next Week
As COVID case numbers continue their dramatic increase in the islands and beyond, there is an upcoming easy no-cost opportunity for those not yet vaccinated to get their shots.
San Juan County Health & Community Services will be hosting Pfizer vaccine clinics on Lopez, Orcas, and San Juan Islands. Any unvaccinated individual age 12 or older is urged to come get their shot. Second dose appointments will be exactly three weeks later. There are no additional clinics scheduled at this time beyond these events.
Registration in advance is recommended by going to www.sjccovid.com, but walk-ups are welcome. Minors should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
- Tues Aug 24 / SAN JUAN ISLAND
Fairgrounds (849 Argyle Ave.) 4:30 – 6:00pm
- Weds Aug 25 / ORCAS ISLAND
Orcas Center (917 Mt. Baker Rd.) 4:30 – 6:00pm
- Thurs Aug 26 / LOPEZ ISLAND
H&CS Clinic at Family Resource Ctr. (23 Pear Tree Lane) 4:30 – 6:00pm
San Juan County Health Communities Manager Ellen Wilcox highlights this vaccine opportunity, “The disease is spreading rapidly in the islands. If ever there were a time for an unvaccinated islander to get their shot, this is it. The vaccine does an incredible job of keeping people out of the hospital and alive. And with school starting, if you have an unvaccinated child who is eligible, get them vaccinated ASAP, it’s your best bet of protecting them and minimizing disruption this fall.”
For more info: www.sjccovid.com