County to host vaccine clinics next week

Submitted by San Juan County.

As COVID case numbers continue their dramatic increase in the islands and beyond, there is an upcoming easy no-cost opportunity for those not yet vaccinated to get their shots.

San Juan County Health & Community Services will be hosting Pfizer vaccine clinics on Lopez, Orcas, and San Juan Islands. Any unvaccinated individual age 12 or older is urged to get their shot. Second dose appointments will be exactly three weeks later. There are no additional clinics scheduled at this time beyond these events.

Registration in advance is recommended by going to, but walk-ups are welcome. Minors should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

SAN JUAN ISLAND – 4:30-6 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 24 at the fairgrounds, 849 Argyle Ave.

ORCAS ISLAND – 4:30-6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 25 at Orcas Center, 917 Mt. Baker Road.

LOPEZ ISLAND – 4:30-6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 26 at the H&CS Clinic at Family Resource Center, 23 Pear Tree Lane.

San Juan County Health Communities Manager Ellen Wilcox highlights this vaccine opportunity, “The disease is spreading rapidly in the islands. If ever there were a time for an unvaccinated islander to get their shot, this is it. The vaccine does an incredible job of keeping people out of the hospital and alive. And with school starting, if you have an unvaccinated child who is eligible, get them vaccinated ASAP, it’s your best bet of protecting them and minimizing disruption this fall.”