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.
Vaccination appointments are being offered at local medical clinics, pharmacies and community vaccination sites. Visit our COVID-19 vaccine webpages for appointment options, additional information about the three available vaccines and answers to 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.
Public Health issues danger advisory issued at Vancouver Lake
Clark County Public Health issued a danger advisory at Vancouver Lake due to elevated cyanotoxins from blue-green algae. Elevated toxin levels were detected in the water at the swim beach and flushing channel.
Public Health is advising against all recreating in Vancouver Lake, including swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, canoeing and water skiing.
Public Health will continue to monitor the lake and test toxin levels weekly. Read 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.
Public Health offices closed to in-person services
Clark County Public Health's offices are currently closed to in-person services. 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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To request public records involving Public Health, please access the Public Records Request Portal, create an account and complete the submittal process.