Centers for Disease Control Media Statement: CDC Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Booster Shots to All Adults

Today, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) expanded recommendations for booster shots to include all adults ages 18 years and older who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine at least six months after their second dose. The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) authorization and … Continued

Yakima Health District News Release: Yakima Health District Encourages Safe Thanksgiving Celebrations

With Thanksgiving and other holidays fast approaching, the Yakima Health Districtencourages community members to celebrate safely to reduce the spread of COVID-19. As ofNovember 17, Yakima County reported a case rate of 326 per 100,000 and a hospitalization rate of 5.0per 100,000. Additional precautions during the holidays will help reduce the risk of COVID-19.Tips for … Continued

El Distrito de Salud de Yakima Comunicado de prensa: El Distrito de Salud de Yakima Fomenta las Celebraciones Seguras del Día de Acción de Gracias

Con el Día de Acción de Gracias y otros días festivos acercándose rápidamente, el Distrito de Salud de Yakima alienta a los miembros de la comunidad a celebrar de manera segura para reducir la propagación de COVID-19. El 17 de noviembre, el condado de Yakima reporto una tasa de casos de 326 por 100,000 y … Continued

Yakima Health District News Release: COVID-19 Testing Sites Updated Hours and Closures for November 2021

All three community-based testing sites will be closed on Thursday, November 25th, due to the holiday. Additionally, the Yakima State Fair testing site will have closures throughout the month due to events occurring at the State Fair Park and will have updated hours one week. Individuals are encouraged to visit Yakima County COVID-19 Testing Sites … Continued

Yakima Health District Encourages Safe Halloween Celebrations

The Yakima Health District would like to encourage community members to safelycelebrate Halloween this year. COVID-19 remains to be widespread in our community andimplementing public health recommendations when participating in Halloween activities is crucial toour community’s health and well-being. Community members are encouraged to evaluate their risktolerance given the fact that as of October 21, … Continued

Yakima Health District News Release: COVID-19 Outbreaks in Yakima County

COVID-19 outbreaks continue to occur in Yakima County, especially in congregateliving facilities. On October 20, 2021, there were 16 active COVID outbreaks in Yakima County, ofwhich, five are from assisted living facilities and five are from long term care facilities. The other sixoutbreaks are from an addiction treatment center, a jail, a wildfire camp, a … Continued

Yakima Health District News Release: Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Dose Recommended for Certain Groups

On Friday, September 24th, the Washington State Department of Health announced it would begin administering Pfizer COVID-19 booster doses to certain groups. Individuals in these groups can receive a booster dose after at least six months have passed since completing their primary Pfizer vaccine series:• People 65 of age and older,• People 18 years of … Continued

Yakima Health District News Release – Yakima Health District Urges Community to Follow Recommendations for a Safer Community

The Yakima Health District (YHD) continues to monitor COVID-19 disease activity throughout the county closely. Disease activity has been increasing at a disturbing rate over the past few months, as have hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19. On September 7th, Yakima County reported a case rate of 1,093 per 100,000. Yakima County’s highest case rate reported … Continued

El Distrito de Salud de Yakima Communicado de prensa – El Distrito de Salud de Yakima insta a la comunidad a seguir las recomendaciones para una comunidad más segura

El Distrito de Salud de Yakima continúa monitoreando de cerca la actividad de la enfermedad COVID-19 en todo el condado. La actividad de la enfermedad ha aumentado a un ritmo inquietante en los últimos meses, al igual que las hospitalizaciones y muertes por COVID-19. El 7 de septiembre, el condado de Yakima informó una tasa … Continued