FDA News Release: FDA Authorizes Second Booster Dose of Two COVID-19 Vaccines for Older and Immunocompromised Individuals

Click the following link for a news release from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announcing authorization of a second booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Authorizes Second Booster Dose of Two COVID-19 Vaccines for Older and Immunocompromised Individuals | FDA The second booster dose is available for people ages … Continued

YHD News Release: Yakima Health District’s Mobile COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Will Close After March 31, 2022

The Yakima Health District’s mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinics will end after March 31, 2022. Throughout the past months, the mobile clinics have provided invaluable access to the COVID-19 vaccine and held clinics in various locations, such as workplaces, grocery stores, schools, and much more. These mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinics started when the FEMA Community Vaccination … Continued

WSDOT Announces Online Open House for W. Powerhouse Road Corridor

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is offering an online open house about the West Powerhouse Road corridor through April 11th. Access the open house at West Powerhouse Road Corridor Study online open house | WSDOT (wa.gov) In July 2021, the Yakima Valley Conference of Governments, City of Yakima, Yakima County and WSDOT began … Continued

FCC Launches Affordable Connectivity Program

In accordance with Congressional directives in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Dec. 31st, 2021 officially launched the Affordable Connectivity Program, the $14.2 billion successor program to the *Emergency Broadband Benefit which helped almost 9 million afford internet access during the pandemic. Eligible households are encouraged to apply to … Continued

Say Yes! COVID Test Program Offers Free, Rapid, Self-Administered Tests to Individuals in Yakima County to Reduce COVID-19 Spread

Yakima County has been chosen to participate in the national initiative Say Yes! COVIDTest At-Home Testing program, which provides households with access to free, rapid COVID-19 testkits that they can self-administer. Say Yes! COVID Test encourages individuals to use the tests to reducethe spread of COVID-19 and keep the community healthy. Individuals in Yakima County … Continued

El programa ¡Decir que sí! Prueba de COVID ofrece pruebas gratuitas, rápidas yadministradas por usted mismo a personas en el condado de Yakima para reducir lapropagación de COVID-19

El condado de Yakima ha sido elegido para participar en la iniciativa nacionaldel programa de pruebas ¡Decir que sí! Prueba de COVID en el hogar, que brinda a los hogaresacceso a kits de prueba rápidos y gratuitos de COVID-19 que pueden ser administradas por ustedmismo. ¡Decir que sí! La prueba COVID anima a las personas … Continued

Yakima Health District News Release: COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Doses Available for All Adults 18 Years and Older

On November 29, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) expanded its COVID-19 vaccine booster dose eligibility to include all adults 18 years and older. Starting today, the Yakima Health District mobile vaccine teams will begin administering Pfizer COVID-19 booster doses to all adults 18 years and older. Individuals who received the Pfizer … Continued

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