Monday is last day for free COVID-19 vaccinations at Auburn Outlet Mall

The Auburn Mall vaccination team standing in a row, wearing masks, in front of the site inside the mall. A sign reads: Walk-in appointments accepted today.

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.

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Providing support and care for people with substance use disorder: Treatment access in King County

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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.

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Commemorate Gun Violence Awareness Day June 2, 2023  

Group of people wearing the color orange at a gun violence awareness day event. Stacks of gun lockboxes are on a table.

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.

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New case of measles in King County

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. 

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May is Bicycle Safety Month – Let’s Commit to Share the Road

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.

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