COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - January 6, 2021

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. Jan. 6

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

1/6/2020 UPDATE: Kitsap Public Health District reported three new COVID-19-associated deaths on Jan. 6. With the addition of these cases, 40 COVID-19-associated deaths have been reported in the county to date.

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


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PCHS event provides COVID-19 vaccination to 680 healthcare workers

Peninsula Community Health Services (PCHS) partnered with Kitsap Public Health District and City of Bremerton to provide COVID-19 vaccinations event to 680 healthcare workers during a six-hour stretch on Saturday, Jan. 2 in Bremerton. It was Kitsap County’s largest COVID vaccination event to date.

More than three dozen PCHS staff and volunteers administered doses of the Moderna vaccine to individuals eligible for Phase 1A of vaccination. The vaccine clinic followed a multi-day effort coordinated by the Health District to contact and register Phase 1a-eligible workers in the community. 

When PCHS was informed it would receive a large allotment of the Moderna vaccine, PCHS Pharmacy Director Patricia Lambro said, “The fastest way to get vaccine over the holidays is with a mass immunization event – the kind of thing we trained for in school, but never thought we’d actually ever do in our careers! Within three days, we had reached capacity.”


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Health District Health Officer Dr. Gib Morrow added that the event exemplified the commitment and cooperation needed to make COVID-19 vaccine available to the majority of Kitsap residents in 2021. 

“We appreciate Peninsula Community Health Services and every healthcare organization in our county that has stepped up to take on this complex challenge, despite limited resources,” Dr. Morrow said. “Our entire healthcare community will need to work together over the coming weeks and months to make COVID-19 vaccine widely available to Kitsap residents.”

PCHS is one of several healthcare organizations in Kitsap County that has enrolled with the state Department of Health to receive and administer vaccine to priority groups in accordance with Washington’s COVID-19 vaccination plan. Kitsap Public Health is urging all Kitsap healthcare providers to enroll as soon as possible at


Washington releases next phase of vaccine prioritization

The state Department of Health today announced guidance for Phase B 1, 2 and 3 vaccination which could begin in late January. The state will determine when healthcare providers should begin vaccinating people eligible under Phase 1B and future phases. Washington state and Kitsap County are still in Phase 1A of COVID-19 vaccination.

There is currently no waiting list for people eligible to receive vaccination under Phase 1B. The state will launch a new “Phase Finder” tool on Jan. 18 to help residents identify which phase of vaccination they may be eligible for and sign up for notifications.

COVID-19 vaccine will be administered by healthcare providers throughout our community. Please check with your healthcare provider to discuss your eligibility and learn whether your provider plans to receive and administer vaccine when it becomes available.

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COVID-19 vaccine distribution update from the Washington State Department of Health

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) continues to make progress with COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration efforts.

As of Tuesday, 425,900 doses of vaccine have been delivered to Washington state, which includes allocations from both Moderna and Pfizer. Of that supply, providers have reported 110,225 total doses of vaccine administered since beginning phase 1A in mid-December. 

DOH recently added several new online tools and resources for both COVID-19 vaccine providers and the public.

See the DOH news release for more details.

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