DOH Newsroom - Health News

Jan 26 Emergency need for blood donations
Jan 10 Students encouraged to enter Radon Poster Contest
Dec 20 Flu cases very high in Washington: DOH urges everyone take precautions
Dec 14 Fish consumption advisory issued for several King County lakes
Dec 09 Omicron-targeted COVID-19 boosters now authorized for children ages 6 months and older
Nov 29 DOH unveils free teacher resources to bring public health and climate change data into the classroom
Nov 28 Washington state’s COVID-19 response website to be decommissioned Dec. 1
Nov 23 Free at-home COVID-19 tests available through the end of the year
Nov 22 DOH strongly urges individuals get vaccinated to prevent spread of flu
Nov 18 Celebrating safely this holiday season
Nov 17 Washington State Department of Health celebrates Community Star on National Rural Health Day
Nov 17 Nation’s first Native and Strong Lifeline Launches as Part of 988
Nov 14 New collaboration between WA DOH and Amazon brings SNAP Produce Match to more households
Oct 20 New school immunization data shows childhood vaccination rates remain flat
Oct 13 Updated COVID-19 booster eligibility expanded to people ages 5 and older
Oct 12 Wildfire smoke will likely linger across Washington into the weekend
Oct 11 Flu and COVID-19 vaccines offer the best defense for families and communities
Sep 29 DOH Among Nation’s Leaders in Health and Food Security Efforts
Sep 20 DOH launches interactive monkeypox virus (MPV) data dashboard
Sep 15 Blood donations urgently needed
Sep 14 DOH partners bring COVID-19 vaccine clinics to state college campuses
Sep 09 Department of Health Announces Updated At-home COVID-19 Testing Guidance
Sep 07 Waters near Whidbey Island will be dyed red for wastewater study
Sep 03 Omicron COVID-19 vaccine boosters now authorized for certain individuals
Sep 01 Be safe this Labor Day weekend and National Preparedness Month
Aug 31 Steps you can take now to prepare for wildfire smoke
Aug 18 First locally acquired human case of tick-borne disease anaplasmosis hospitalizes Washington resident
Aug 12 Department of Health reenergizes vision for health in Washington
Aug 11 Get answers to your questions about Monkeypox virus (MPV): Call 1-833-829-HELP
Aug 10 Department of Health releases updated COVID-19 guidance for K-12 schools & child care
Jul 28 New telehealth option launched to expand COVID-19 treatment access
Jul 28 Unsafe levels of Paralytic Shellfish Poison detected in Orcas Island shellfish
Jul 26 Extreme heat expected through the week
Jul 15 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline Launches
Jul 08 Federal government announces monkeypox vaccine allotment for Washington state
Jul 01 Tips for a safe summer
Jun 16 Children ages 6 months – 4 years may soon be eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations
Jun 14 Eligible donors urged to give blood as national blood shortage continues
Jun 13 Department of Health announces winners of statewide high school science contest
Jun 10 Multi-state Salmonella outbreak linked to backyard poultry
Jun 09 Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning illness confirmed
Jun 07 State officials caution against touching sick or dead wild birds
May 27 Washington state reports first confirmed case of monkeypox
May 25 Washington part of multi-state Salmonella outbreak linked to peanut butter
May 20 Children ages 5-11 now eligible for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster dose
May 18 Infant formula shortages: What to do if you’re impacted
May 12 Childhood immunization rates decline during the pandemic
May 04 Fecal pollution restricts shellfish harvest in Mason, Pierce, Snohomish, and Thurston counties
May 03 Department of Health honors “best of the best” in drinking water
Apr 28 Tuberculosis cases on the rise globally and in Washington state