Coronavirus

State plans for mass vaccination sites

On the anniversary of the first confirmed COVID-19 case in the United States, state health officials said Thursday they are… Continue reading

Inslee vaccine plan raises concerns

While the state struggles to bolster its vaccination distribution efforts, the Washington Department of Health has begun reporting its most… Continue reading

Health officer: Clallam vaccinations speedy compared to rest of Washington state

While continuing to face supply shortages of COVID-19 vaccines that stretch nationwide, Clallam County has been able to coordinate distribution of available… Continue reading

COVID-19 vaccination clinics to be on hold next week in Clallam

Jefferson Healthcare expanding vaccine availability to 75 and older

Jefferson Healthcare registered nurse Brittany Lin administers a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to a Jefferson County resident at the drive-up vaccination area at the hospital in Port Townsend. More than 260 appointments were made for Tuesday, and drivers in two lines of cars waited patiently for the workers to administer the vaccine. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)

Caution still needed as vaccines delivered, Clallam and Jefferson public health officers say

As vaccination efforts of the 1B1 group continued Tuesday, North Olympic Peninsula health officers urged residents to continue to follow COVID-19 prevention… Continue reading

Jefferson Healthcare registered nurse Brittany Lin administers a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to a Jefferson County resident at the drive-up vaccination area at the hospital in Port Townsend. More than 260 appointments were made for Tuesday, and drivers in two lines of cars waited patiently for the workers to administer the vaccine. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)
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Bill Chastain of Port Angeles receives a dose of COVID-19 vaccine from Shaina Gonzales of the North Olympc Healthcare Network during Saturday's vaccination clinic at Port Angeles High School.

Appointment-only system used in Port Angeles

An appointment-only system of scheduling allowed Port Angeles to avoid the long lines seen elsewhere as COVID-19 vaccinations opened to the general… Continue reading

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Bill Chastain of Port Angeles receives a dose of COVID-19 vaccine from Shaina Gonzales of the North Olympc Healthcare Network during Saturday's vaccination clinic at Port Angeles High School.
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(Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Dr. Molly Martin, deputy medical director at the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, and Community Emergency Response Team member Jim Johnston help individuals get registered for COVID-19 vaccinations at the tribe’s clinic on Jan. 14. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Huge turnouts seen at drive-through clinics

Drive-through vaccination clinics in Sequim and Forks tried residents’ patience as they waited in long lines for hours but yet didn’t always… Continue reading

Dr. Molly Martin, deputy medical director at the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, and Community Emergency Response Team member Jim Johnston help individuals get registered for COVID-19 vaccinations at the tribe’s clinic on Jan. 14. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

COVID-19 cases up across Washington state

The state Department of Health said that COVID-19 cases appear to be increasingly sharply statewide in the most recent data. The flat and… Continue reading

Vaccine supply limited, Peninsula officers say

No new cases reported in Clallam, two in Jefferson counties

Kitty Sokkappa is among the fitness instructors teaching online for the Olympic Peninsula YMCA. (Photo courtesy of Erin Hawkins/Olympic Peninsula YMCA)
Kitty Sokkappa is among the fitness instructors teaching online for the Olympic Peninsula YMCA. (Photo courtesy of Erin Hawkins/Olympic Peninsula YMCA)
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