COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - April 13, 2021

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. April 13

Community-based COVID-19 drive-thru test sites are available at locations in downtown Bremerton, Poulsbo and the Kitsap County Fairgrounds. To learn more and pre-register, go to

For 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. 

¿Quieres información sobre la vacuna COVID-19? Mira nuestro pagina para mas información de la vacuna y como obtener la vacuna:
Tambien os puede llamar nuestro linea 360-728-2218


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Use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine paused for review

Federal and state health officials recommended Tuesday that vaccine providers pause use of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J or Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine.

The recommendation was made out of an abundance of caution to give the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) time to review cases of a rare but serious type of blood clot reported in six patients who received the vaccine.  

Kitsap Public Health understands this news is concerning for people who received, or plan to receive, the J&J vaccine. Here are some important points to know:

  • The side effect being reported is believed to be extremely rare. More than 6.8 million doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine have been administered nationwide. Six people (fewer than 1 out of 1 million vaccinated) are known to have experienced this side effect. 
  • Safety is our highest priority for all COVID-19 vaccines. This pause demonstrates our public health system’s commitment to monitoring vaccine side effects and taking action to ensure vaccines are safe.
  • If you received the J&J vaccine, you do not need to take any immediate action. Contact your healthcare provider if you received your vaccine within the last few weeks and develop an unusual headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath.
  • If you signed up for a J&J vaccination appointment, your appointment may be rescheduled. Kitsap Public Health District is providing Pfizer and Moderna vaccines at its clinics this week. Other providers may have Pfizer or Moderna appointments available.

Kitsap Public Health contacted all Kitsap County vaccine providers that were allocated J&J vaccine this week to share the federal guidance. Updates will be provided as they become available at

See the CDC/FDA joint statement (español) and the Washington State Department of Health statement for more information.


Kitsap Sun to host live chat about COVID-19 vaccines

Kitsap Sun reporters Josh Farley and Nathan Pilling will host a conversation on Thursday with Dr. Gib Morrow of Kitsap Public Health and Dr. Deborah Fuller of the University of Washington Department of Microbiology on how vaccines are being deployed to fight the pandemic.

Visit at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 15 for video from the Kitsap Sun's panel discussion on COVID-19. Questions for the panel about COVID-19 can be sent to


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Reminder: Federal tax deadline extended to May 17

The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced on March 17 that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year will be automatically extended from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021.

Individual taxpayers can also postpone federal income tax payments for the 2020 tax year due on April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021, without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed. This postponement applies to individual taxpayers, including individuals who pay self-employment tax. See the IRS news release for more details.


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