NEWS

Everyone 12 and older now eligible for Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

(SKAGIT COUNTY)- The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) Wednesday evening officially expanded COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to everyone 12 years of age and older. Individuals 12 years of age and older can access the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at vaccine provider locations across Washington State. On Monday, May 10, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted an emergency use authorization (EUA) amendment to expand the Pfizer vaccine to people 12 years and older. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup then voted on Wednesday, May 12 to recommend the vaccine for immediate use. In March, Pfizer announced findings from     (read more)

Guemes Island Ferry peak season sailing schedule starts Friday, May 14

(ANACORTES)- According to a news release, in order to keep the Guemes Island Ferry sailing schedule consistent throughout the haul-out, the peak season sailing schedule will go in to effect on Friday, May 14. Peak season usually starts May 20; therefore, the peak season fares will go in to effect May 20 as regularly scheduled. The Guemes Island Ferry haul-out will be May 14 through June 12. During this time a passenger-only ferry will be operating. Pre-purchasing a walk-on punch card offers a convenient and no-contact way to pay. The 25-trip punch cards are good for one year from purchase date. They also offer     (read more)

Latest Skagit County COVID-19 numbers

(SKAGIT COUNTY)- According to Skagit County Public Health, the latest numbers show 5,024 positive COVID-19 cases (20 new cases) in the county, with 324 hospitalizations, and 70 deaths.     (read more)

Transportation Commission to discuss road usage charging and ferry fare changes

(OLYMPIA)– According to a news release, current research on road usage charging as a means of transportation revenue and the next steps in the ferry fare setting process are among the topics the Washington State Transportation Commission will cover at its virtual meeting next week. The meeting starts at 9 a.m. both Tuesday, May 18, and Wednesday, May 19. Due to limitations on the size of gatherings in response to COVID-19, this meeting will be conducted virtually using Zoom Webinar. People interested in attending can register on the commission’s website. The meeting will be broadcast live on TVW at www.tvw     (read more)

Get vaccinated this Saturday at Burlington-Edison High School

(BURLINGTON)- According to a press release, Skagit County Public Health invites you to get vaccinated this Saturday, May 15 at Burlington Edison High School Fieldhouse from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. No appointment needed, just come as you are when you can. “You know, if you get vaccinated this weekend, you will be fully vaccinated by the Fourth of July,” said Public Health Director Jennifer Johnson. “I know as a fully vaccinated person, I’m looking forward to seeing family and friends without fear of spreading COVID-19, and I want that for all Skagitonians!” Public Health will offer doses on a     (read more)

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