County Public Health Report ~ 2/21/23

The following is a summary of the presentation during the Public Health briefings at this week’s Board of County Commissioners meeting made by Jefferson and Clallam County Public Health Officer Dr. Allison Berry. The summary below was provided by Jim Burke, producer of KPTZ’s Tuesday’s Local News.

On Tuesday Dr. Allison Berry gave a Public Health Report to the Jefferson Board of County Commissioners. She stressed that the national COVID-19 numbers have fallen and have plateaued, and that could mean a continued downward trend or they could be about to rise again. She said that Jefferson County has very good uptake of the bivalent boosters, roughly 50%, and that is good. However, the most severe cases of the disease are among the elderly and those with co-morbidities who have not received the booster shots. She strongly recommends those most vulnerable among us get the bivalent shot.