EHA Hosts Vaccination Clinics Across Properties
As we enter the autumn and winter months, the Everett Housing Authority Resident Services team has coordinated onsite Flu and COVID Booster Vaccination clinics across multiple properties that house vulnerable populations. The hope is that with the opportunity to have these vaccine clinics on the properties, more residents will be inclined to receive these free vaccination and booster shots at the comfort of their own home, without having to visit their local pharmacy, grocery store, or doctor’s office.
“By bringing the booster and flu shots to our residents, we want to make it as easy as possible for them to stay healthy and safe as we enter this upcoming flu season,” said John Forsyth, Deputy Executive Director of EHA.
The Washington State Department of Health COVID dashboard is reporting 104 cases per 100,000 in Snohomish County, with 7% of hospital beds currently occupied by COVID patients. The CDC reports that between 3%-11% of the US population gets infected and develops flu symptoms each year, with estimates that the flu causes between 140,000 and 710,000 hospitalizations annually. Combined with new COVID variants and people returning to normal activities, it is no surprise that health experts are predicting a more severe flu season over the next few months.
If you are interested in receiving a COVID booster and/or a flu shot, visit Vaccines.gov to find a clinic near you:
- COVID boosters and vaccines – https://www.vaccines.gov/search/
- Flu Shot, Flu Nasal Spray, and Flu Shot (Egg Free) – https://www.vaccines.gov/find-vaccines/