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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

“Flu proof” yourself, says county’s public health officer

Plenty of vaccine at Health District clinics in Everett & Lynnwood

SNOHOMISH COUNTY --- More plentiful and more important than ever, flu vaccine has arrived to help you stay healthier through the influenza season. In Snohomish County, the first influenza cases usually appear in December, peak in early February, and tail off in March. Snohomish Health District’s two immunization clinics will expand their walk-in hours beginning Oct. 20 to accommodate increased demand for flu shots. Read More >>
Friday, October 10, 2003/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1577)/Comments (0)/
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Fresh thinking: Adult smokers pledge to healthier indoor air for kids

15,000 pledge kits going home to curb tobacco smoke exposure

SNOHOMISH COUNTY--- Child care facilities, health care providers, and schools in three cities of Snohomish County have volunteered to distribute or stock 15,000 “pledge packets” promoting a healthier breathing environment for children in Arlington, Darrington and Marysville. Funded by a state grant to Snohomish Health District, the packets contain educational materials about secondhand tobacco smoke. Distribution begins Oct. 13. Read More >>
Thursday, October 9, 2003/Author: Anonym/Number of views (898)/Comments (0)/
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West Nile watch: Snohomish Health District checking for virus

SNOHOMISH COUNTY --- Local health officials are keeping a sharp eye on the possibility of West Nile virus (WNV) in Snohomish County through a surveillance program at Snohomish Health District. So far this year, all of the 94 dead birds submitted for laboratory testing have tested negative for West Nile virus. Traps to catch adult mosquitoes for species identification have indicated the presence of several mosquito types that could carry WNV. Read More >>
Thursday, August 7, 2003/Author: Anonym/Number of views (967)/Comments (0)/
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Are you up-to-date? Vaccinate!

Snohomish Health District shot clinics Aug. 18-Sept. 5

SNOHOMISH COUNTY --- Getting ready to travel overseas? Got kids pointed back to school? Snohomish Health District can take care of your immunization needs year ’round, but it’s celebrating National Immunization Awareness Month by offering extra walk-in clinic hours. Read More >>
Monday, July 28, 2003/Author: Anonym/Number of views (926)/Comments (0)/
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What’s biting you? Protect yourself against rabies this summer

Rabies illness very rare, but bats are the only known risk in our state

SNOHOMISH COUNTY --- Although rabies illness in humans is very rare in Washington State, Snohomish Health District fields dozens of calls about it each month of the summer when people are more likely to be bitten by animals. Virtually always fatal once symptoms develop, rabies infection is transmitted by animal bite. In the last 64 years, only two people in the state died from rabies. Since 1990 the number of reported human cases nationwide has ranged from one to six cases annually. Read More >>
Thursday, July 24, 2003/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1564)/Comments (0)/
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