Everyone 12 years and older is eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Washington. Only the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is authorized for use in people 12 years and older. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine are available for those 18 years and older.
COVID-19 vaccines are being offered at local medical clinics and pharmacies. Visit our COVID-19 vaccine webpages for more information:
- COVID-19 vaccine -- finding vaccine, vaccine data
- About COVID-19 vaccines
- COVID-19 vaccine frequently asked questions
Visit the Public Health novel coronavirus webpage for the latest information on COVID-19 in Clark County, including data on local cases, recommendations for those who test positive or are in close contact with COVID-19 cases, testing locations and more.
Swim beach monitoring
Every summer, Public Health monitors designated swim beaches to determine if the water quality is safe for swimming and recreation.
Water samples are taken every two weeks at Vancouver Lake, Klineline Pond and Battle Ground Lake. Advisory signs will be posted if tests reveal unsafe levels of E.coli bacteria. The latest water quality information is posted on the public beaches webpage.
Public Health relies on public notifications to report algae blooms. Once a report is received, weekly monitoring of the bloom will begin. Please contact us if you see any algae blooms or fecal contamination that may warrant a public health response.
Prepare for wildfire smoke
Breathing smoke from wildfires isn’t healthy for anyone. But some people, such as children, older adults, pregnant women and people with heart and lung conditions, are more likely to have health problems when the air quality isn’t good.
Take steps now to prepare for smoky days. Talk to your doctor about precautions to take when air quality is unhealthy. Learn how to create a cleaner-air room in your home. And know how to turn your air conditioner to recirculate to avoid bringing smoky air inside.
Find more tips on our wildfire smoke webpage.
Hot weather safety
Periods of extreme heat can create a risk to health and safety. Heat-related illness can occur in anyone, including young and healthy people. Elderly people, babies and young children, and people with mental illness and chronic diseases are at higher risk of developing heat-related illness.
When temperatures rise, it’s important to take precautions to prevent heat-related illnesses. Find tips for staying safe and information about heat-related illnesses on the hot weather safety webpage.
Public Health offices closed to in-person services
Clark County Public Health's offices are closed to in-person services until Sept. 7. All services are available online.
Birth and death certificates can be ordered online, and food worker testing can be done online. Public Health's online permitting portal enables residents to submit new permit applications, renewals and payments online. Users can also submit applications, make payments, upload required documents and review account activity.
Those who do not have access to the internet or need additional assistance, contact Public Health at 564.397.8000 for accommodations.
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Public records request
To request public records involving Public Health, please access the Public Records Request Portal, create an account and complete the submittal process.