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Posted on: May 16, 2019

New Measles Cases in Washington State

Check your immunization status to make sure your family is up-to-date on your measles (MMR) vaccinations.

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

Mental Health Data for Youth Shows Concerning Trend

New data on the health of Whatcom County youth show a high and increased number of students reporting feelings of anxiety and depression and seriously considering suicide. There are also significant disparities between certain groups of students, with fem...

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Posted on: April 26, 2019

MMR Vaccine Clinic May 4 in Kendall

Whatcom County Health Department is partnering with PeaceHealth Pediatrics to host a MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccination clinic on Saturday, May 4th at the East Whatcom Regional Resource Center at 8251 Kendall Road, Maple Falls from 10:30am - 12:30p...

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Posted on: January 30, 2019

Measles - Prevention and FAQs

With dozens of cases of measles confirmed in Washington State, we are reminding individuals about the importance of making sure you are up to date on the MMR vaccine (measles, mumps, rubella vaccine). 

Most people have immunity to measles because ...

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Posted on: March 19, 2019

Latest Youth Health Survey Data Released - 3/19/19

Results of the 2018 Healthy Youth Survey (HYS) were released yesterday. Washington State students in grades 6, 8, 10, and 12 take the HYS every two years, voluntarily answering a wide variety of questions about health behaviors and other factors that affe...

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Posted on: January 25, 2019

Recreational Shellfish Harvest Upgraded in Southern Whatcom County

BELLINGHAM, WA — Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) and Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning (DSP) biotoxin levels have dropped in most species of molluscan shellfish in southern Whatcom County. As a result, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

Community Health Snapshots Explore Health Across Whatcom County - Jan. 9, 2019

Executive Summary of 2018 Community Health Snapshots, Whatcom County

After completing the 2018 Community Health Assessment (CHA) for Whatcom County, Whatcom County Heatlh Department began to further explore how health is experienced across Whatcom County. To this end, we reviewed public health data for geographic ...

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