COVID Vaccination Information

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (2020) CFor the latest information on how Vashon residents can obtain COVID Vaccinations, please see our new COVID Vaccine Information page.




Seasonal Flu Vaccine Information

Need a flu shot?
We have put together a Flu Vaccine Directory for islanders. Where, how much, who, on island and off - you'll find everything you need. 

Vashon Suicide Prevention Campaign

Vashon has been struck by a silent, devastating, earthquake – the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how to bolster the island's mental health, and prevent suicides.

VashonBePrepared's COVID-19 Resource Center

Key indicators of COVID-19 activity in King County

-- From https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/covid-19/data/key-indicators.aspx

Latest Updates

By John Cornelison on 1/20/2021 9:10 AM

The EOC is trying hard to keep the vaccination information page updated at: https://vashonbeprepared.org/COVID-Vaccine.

Please take note that the Pharmacy operation is going to get a lot of attention because it's convenient and open wide. But other options do exist, including Sea Mar and Vashon Natural Medicine as well as a number of mainland operations...everything from Kaiser, to CVS and Safeway Pharmacy, etc.

Please know this: For some time to come the demand will exceed the available supply being allocated by the federal government and thus available to the state Department of Health.

And...one last thing...gigantic shoutout to Sea Mar. They got 120 doses initially. And they spent the last week searching out Phase 1A eligible folks and calling them in to their clinic to get vaccinated...health care providers, dentists, first responders, etc., etc.

That's real community sharing!

- Rick Wallace

By John Cornelison on 9/9/2020 6:28 PM

Here is a fire and smoke map that updates hourly using a variety of sources, including satellite.

It’s centered on Oregon when you first pull it up, but if you scroll up you’ll find Washington. You can see the Sumner Grade Fire in Bonney Lake and the newer fire southeast of Enumclaw.

If you zoom out, you can clear see the entire west coast on fire. ☹

https://data.statesmanjournal.com/fires/

By John Cornelison on 9/2/2020 2:21 PM
TalesFromTheEdgeThe Double Disaster: When the pandemic struck, it quickly became clear that our island community faced two emergencies. First, there was the need to fight the disease, help people understand how to keep themselves and their families safe. Second, our community was being hit by a devastating economic and emotional disaster.Islanders at Emotional Risk: At peak, a quarter of all Vashon workers had applied for unemployment benefits. A Chamber of Commerce survey showed that 40% of our businesses went dark. Schools sent kids home. Hundreds of families are worrying...
By John Cornelison on 6/8/2020 1:53 PM
The following statement has been approved by a majority of VashonBePrepared Board Members. Thanks to our President Vicky de Monterey Richoux for crafting this.

In recent weeks we've witnessed devastating news of yet more innocent Black people being killed by police. Use of undue force has been used against peaceful protestors while they were exercising their First Amendment rights, further inflaming the situation. These events occur not in a time of relative political, economic, and social ease, but after months of fears, tensions, illnesses and deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Systemic racism combines with the COVID-19 pandemic, or any type of disaster, to result in far more dire outcomes for people of color, including:

History shows that, following any disaster, our most vulnerable neighbors...