COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - March 17, 2021

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. March 17

View the COVID-19 Data Page for the latest data and additional details about this report.

3/17/2021 UPDATE: Kitsap Public Health District reported one new COVID-19-associated death on March 17. With the addition of this case, 90 COVID-19-associated deaths have been reported in the county to date.

To learn about community-based COVID-19 drive-thru test sites, open five days per week at locations across Kitsap County, and to pre-register, go to

For the updates and information on COVID-19 vaccination planning, visit Kitsap County Public Health at and the Washington State Department of Health at Sign up for vaccine updates from Kitsap Public Health here. 

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Addressing vaccine concerns of older adults

As our state’s vaccine supply increases, we are getting much closer to returning to some sense of normalcy. But many people, especially older adults, face challenges getting the vaccine.

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) recently partnered with AARP Washington for a tele-townhall event March 9 to address vaccine questions and concerns of older adults. Washington’s AARP Director Doug Shadel led the discussion with DOH Secretary Umair Shah and Attorney General Bob Ferguson.

More than 6,000 Washingtonians listened in and many had questions during the event. Here are a few highlights of the discussion. Topics included vaccine fraud, how to get the vaccine, and what to do once vaccinated. 

Listen to the entire AARP townhall event for more information.


Phase 1b-2 expansion: Individuals with disabilities that put them at high risk become eligible for vaccines

As the state advances to the next tier of vaccine eligibility, the Washington State Department of Health emphasizes the expansion includes some people with disabilities. See the full news release for more details.

Governor Jay Inslee announced last week that Washington state would make an early move to Phase 1b-2, advancing on March 17 instead of March 22. Phase 1b-2 includes pregnant people and individuals with disabilities that put them at high risk for severe COVID-19 illness. Phase 1b-2 also includes a number of high-risk worker groups. Read more about who is eligible and go to 

Individuals with disabilities are eligible for the vaccine in Phase 1b-2 if their disability alone puts them at higher risk for severe illness, or if they have a disability coupled with another underlying condition identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

If people are unsure if their disability puts them at greater risk, they should have a conversation with their health care provider.


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