Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

We are committed to keeping patients safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, and look forward to providing safe and effective vaccines. While we do not have access to the vaccine today, we will keep patients and staff informed as we learn more from the Washington State Department of Health. Get the latest information on the vaccine here. Find information about symptoms, how to prevent illness, and learn how we are keeping patients and staff safe here.

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Time to Get Your Flu Shot — and Other Vaccines!

Flu season is here, even as we continue to deal with COVID-19 pandemic. This year, it is more important than ever to protect ourselves and others from the flu. Not only will flu vaccination provide protection against the flu, but it will help with diagnosis of COVID-19, if you are to become ill with flu-like symptoms. A flu shot will protect you throughout the flu season. (Inactivated flu vaccine does not contain live flu virus, so getting the flu from this vaccine is not possible.)

This is time to get caught up on any other vaccinations you or your child may need as well. As we begin a new school year, even though remote, this is a great time to get vaccinated to keep kids safe and healthy. Getting vaccinated now will help protect your child from serious, preventable illness. If you are a senior, talk to your health care provider about getting a pneumovax vaccine as well.

Call (360) 676-6177 today to make an appointment for your needed vaccinations. To learn how we’re keeping patients and staff safe during routine medical visits for vaccines and other health care needs, click here.

 

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Cervical cancer is highly preventable because screening tests for cervical cancer and vaccines to prevent human papillomavirus (HPV), which is the main cause of cervical cancer, are available.

The Pap test (or Pap smear) looks for precancers, cell changes on the cervix that might become cervical cancer if they are not treated appropriately. The HPV test looks for the virus (human papillomavirus) that can cause these cell changes.

The HPV vaccine protects against the types of HPV that most often cause cervical cancers. HPV can also cause other kinds of cancer in both men and women. It is recommended for preteens aged 11 to 12 years, but can be given starting at age 9.  Has your child received the vaccine? Give us a call at (360) 676-6711 to schedule an appointment.