COVID Vaccination Information

    For the latest information on how Vashon residents can obtain COVID Vaccinations, please see our COVID Vaccine Information page.

    **Vaccine Alert: Tuesday, April 13**
    Johnson & Johnson Vaccination Has Been Put on Pause
    Vaccinations Continue Today with Substitute Vaccine

    Se ha parado el uso de la vacuna de Johnson & Johnson
    La campaña de vacunación continúa hoy, usando las otras vacunas.

VashonBePrepared's COVID-19 Resource Center

Seasonal Flu Vaccine Information

 Need a flu shot? We have put together a Flu Vaccine Directory for islanders. Where, how much, who, on island and off - you'll find everything you need. 

Vashon Suicide Prevention Campaign

Vashon has been struck by a silent, devastating, earthquake – the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how to bolster the island's mental health, and prevent suicides.

Key indicators of COVID-19 activity in King County

-- From https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/covid-19/data/key-indicators.aspx

Latest Updates

By John Cornelison on 3/23/2021 6:48 AM
A new report from the Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations paints a somber picture for agrarian communities.

Reportedly, disasters happen three times more often today, than in the 1970s and 1980s. Agriculture absorbs a disproportionate 63 per cent share of their impact, compared to other sectors, such as tourism, commerce and industry.

New hazards such as megafires, extreme weather, unusually large desert locust swarms, and emerging biological threats threaten agri-food systems.

Abstract

On top of a decade of exacerbated disaster loss, exceptional global heat, retreating ice and rising sea levels, humanity and our food security face a range of new and unprecedented hazards, such as megafires, extreme weather events, desert locust swarms of magnitudes previously unseen, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Agriculture underpins the livelihoods of over 2.5 billion people – most of them in low-income developing...
By John Cornelison on 3/19/2021 9:36 AM
Washington Good Samaritan law protects the general public during some activities even outside declared emergencies. Some aspects of the law are being reconsidered:The current Washington State Good Samaritan Law covers only medical aid given in times of a disaster. There is no provision for the general population to have Good Samaritan protection should they want to help their neighbors in the response to a significant event outside of a clear medical context.In 2021, a new bill has been sponsored to add an addition to the existing law and is currently moving through the House. The requested addition extends the existing law to include non-medical aid given in times of disaster. Important note: this would be beneficial in response to all hazards, including flooding, landslides, and wildfires, and is not specific only to an earthquake scenario.Key Points:Emergency Managers throughout the State of Washington work to help their residents prepare for disaster and build community resilience as their resources will be...
By John Cornelison on 2/23/2021 9:26 AM
For this Sunday’s 20th anniversary of the Nisqually Earthquake, the University of Washington has created created a simulation based on that historic quake.

They will use this simulation as an initial test of the region’s new Early Earthquake Warning System.

You can learn how to opt-in to these new alerts by going to: https://mil.wa.gov/alerts

To receive this test message, you need to:Be physically located in King, Pierce or Thurston counties Have WEA 2.0 or 3.0 capable devices that are powered on Have OPTED IN to receive WEA test messagesGet InvolvedAfter opting in, we invite you to provide feedback — including reporting whether and how the test alert was delivered to your device.Sign up here to join a virtual WEA Watch Party...
By John Cornelison on 1/20/2021 9:10 AM

The EOC is trying hard to keep the vaccination information page updated at: https://vashonbeprepared.org/COVID-Vaccine.

Please take note that the Pharmacy operation is going to get a lot of attention because it's convenient and open wide. But other options do exist, including Sea Mar and Vashon Natural Medicine as well as a number of mainland operations...everything from Kaiser, to CVS and Safeway Pharmacy, etc.

Please know this: For some time to come the demand will exceed the available supply being allocated by the federal government and thus available to the state Department of Health.

And...one last thing...gigantic shoutout to Sea Mar. They got 120 doses initially. And they spent the last week searching out Phase 1A eligible folks and calling them in to their clinic to get vaccinated...health care providers, dentists, first responders, etc., etc.

That's real community sharing!

- Rick Wallace