June 7, 2023.Reading time 11 minutes.
In 2021, there were over 106,600 deaths due to drug overdose in the U.S.—the highest on record. This reality is felt across the country, including here in King County, where we’ve seen a rise in substance use and overdose deaths. In the face of these tragic impacts, it is important to know where to get help and how to support someone in your community.
May 31, 2023.Reading time 9 minutes.
In honor of National Gun Violence Awareness Day this June 2, 2023, Public Health – Seattle & King County’s Regional Gun Violence program is partnering with community organizations to host gun lockbox giveaway events throughout the county.
June 7, 2023.Reading time 4 minutes.
Free COVID-19 vaccinations for all ages will be available Friday, June 9 through Monday, June 12 at this site, no appointment needed. This is a great opportunity to get caught up with the bivalent booster, especially for people ages 50 years and older and people who are immunocompromised who are at higher risk for severe COVID-19.
June 5, 2023.Reading time 5 minutes.
Public Health and partners are dedicated to raising awareness and offering trainings to various groups in King County to identify and prevent an overdose.
May 20, 2023.Reading time 6 minutes.
Public Health – Seattle & King County is investigating a confirmed measles case in a child. People who were at Aki Kurose Middle School, Pike Place Market, World Market, and HopeCentral Pediatrics & Behavioral Health in Seattle may have been exposed to measles if they were there within the time span that this person passed through while infectious.
May 17, 2023.Reading time 5 minutes.
King County is an excellent place for biking, especially during the warmer spring and summer months. With so many bike-friendly routes it’s no surprise that more people are bicycling for transportation, exercise, and fun. However, as bicycle use increases, so does the need for extra precautions from drivers sharing the road with bicyclists.