COVID-19 vaccine

Everyone 5 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 5 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:

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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. 


Reduce holiday waste

American household waste increases by more than 25 percent between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. But taking simple steps to reduce, reuse and recycle can make the holiday season a little greener without cutting back on the holiday cheer.

Consider giving experiences, time or talent as gifts. Wrap gifts in reusable bags or use old maps or newspaper. Save gift bags, bows and ribbons for reuse next year. Don’t over-buy food for holiday meals. Compost food scraps.

For more tips on making the holidays greener, visit the Clark County Green Neighbors website.

Flu vaccination

Flu season is nearly upon us, and the virus that causes COVID-19 continues to circulate in our community. Flu vaccination provides the best protection against influenza illness and can help to reduce the burden on local hospitals.

Flu activity was low last year because of flu vaccination and COVID-19 restrictions. But with many of those restrictions lifted this year, flu has a higher chance of spreading.

The flu vaccine is safe and recommended for everyone 6 months and older. Those not yet vaccinated against COVID-19 – or those who are eligible for a booster dose – can safely get flu and COVID-19 vaccines at the same time.

Solid waste code update

Public Health is seeking community feedback about proposed changes to the county’s Solid Waste Enforcement code. The last full review of the code was about 30 years ago.

Public Health is not proposing changes to its overall response and enforcement strategy. But Public Health is proposing several changes aimed at improving the county’s ability to protect the environment and public health.

Public Health is accepting public comments on the proposed code changes through Friday, Dec. 31, 2021. Additional information about the code revision process, supporting documents for proposed changes and steps for submitting public comment are available on the Solid Waste webpage.


Public Health offices closed to in-person services

Clark County Public Health's offices remain closed to in-person services in consideration of the health of customers, employees and the community. Public Health will continue to evaluate COVID-19 activity to determine when in-person services can safely resume. 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.

 

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.