COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - December 29, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. Dec. 29

* View the COVID-19 Risk Assessment Dashboard for the latest data and additional details about this report.

For the latest updates and information on COVID-19 vaccination planning, visit the Kitsap County Public Health site at and the Washington State Department of Health page at


COVID-19 daily cases


COVID-19 vaccination will take a community effort

As of Dec. 24, a total of 5,235 Kitsap County residents, or 1.9% of the population, has received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as part of Phase 1a distribution.

The state Department of Health's plan for COVID-19 vaccination calls for healthcare providers to administer vaccine. Kitsap Public Health is encouraging all healthcare providers in our community to enroll with the state to receive and administer vaccine.

"Over the coming months, our healthcare community will face the historic challenge of making these safe and effective vaccines available to as many people, in as many places, as possible. We will need the help of every clinic, pharmacy, and doctor’s office in our community to get this work done," says Dr. Gib Morrow, MD, health officer for the Kitsap Public Health District.

Read Dr. Morrow's blog post to learn more about what it will take to get the COVID-19 vaccine out to our community, how we got here, and all the players involved. 

Keep track of local COVID-19 vaccine information at


KPHD testing Dr. Morrow

Dr. Gib Morrow, MD, health officer for the Kitsap Public Health District


What to expect after getting a COVID-19 vaccine

As COVID-19 vaccine distribution begins across the United States, a lot of people have questions about side effects. 

COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you from getting COVID-19. You may have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. These side effects may feel like flu and may even affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. 

This fact sheet from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has information about common side effects, helpful tips, and when to call your doctor. 


Using 3-D printing to fight COVID-19

As part of its pandemic response, Kitsap County Emergency Operations Center has used cutting edge equipment procured through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to keep the residents of Kitsap County safe. In this video, Elizabeth Klute, Director of Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management (DEM), shares how the county is getting more out of personal protective equipment through use of a 3-D printer.

See more behind the scenes footage as #KitsapResponds on the Kitsap County DEM's YouTube channel.


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