- Be aware, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup concluded COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective for children as young as 6 months.
- Baby pediatric COVID-19 vaccine deliveries may be delayed.
- Wave 1 delivery delays will cause delays for waves 2 and 3 and additional orders placed this week.
- Continue to check Immunization Information System (IIS) for updated tracking information. Once the information is available, update Vaccine Locator.
- Increase access to Evusheld COVID-19 pre-exposure prophylaxis for people 12 years or older who weigh at least 88 pounds (40 kg) and:
- Are moderately or severely immunocompromised and may not mount an adequate immune response to COVID-19 vaccine.
- Or have a history of severe allergic reactions to COVID-19 vaccine.
- To administer Evusheld, enroll in Healthcare Partner Ordering Portal (HPoP). For help, email email@example.com.
- Medical updates and immunization site training for all healthcare providers, led by Pfizer vaccines.
- Continuing education course: Recommendations for Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine primary series in children 6 months to 5 years old, CDC.
- Clinical considerations for the use of COVID-19 vaccine, CDC.
- Clinician outreach and communication activity (COCA) call slides, CDC.
- Booster dose updates, Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
- Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) and FDA-approved vaccine information:
- Washington State Department of Health (DOH) updated standing orders for COVID-19 vaccine:
- COVID-19 vaccine locator, DOH.
- COVID-19 vaccine provider toolkit and resources, DOH.
- COVID-19 vaccination for providers, CDC.
- Clinical considerations for COVID-19 vaccination and guidance for managing anaphylaxis, CDC.
- COVID-19 vaccine quick reference guide for healthcare professionals, CDC.
- COVID-19 vaccine training module on best practices for providers, CDC.
- Training resources for COVID-19 vaccine providers, DOH.
- Pediatric healthcare professional COVID-19 vaccination toolkit, CDC.
- COVID-19 media toolkit to promote vaccination in children and youth, Washington Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics (WCAAP).
- K–12 test requirements to return to school, DOH.
- Antigen test guidance, CDC.
- For help with questions or accessing resources, contact www.co.cowlitz.wa.us/hhs
Labs report varying amounts of time to process COVID-19 tests. To support faster turnaround, we encourage providers to use in-state labs. The table below shows COVID-19 test processing times for in-state private labs. If you have questions about Health Department-facilitated antigen tests, contact (360) 414-5599 x 6431.
|Lab||Time to process test||Tests processed daily|
|Northwest Pathology||24–48 hours||4,000|
|UW Virology||24–72 hours||4,500|
|Atlas Genomic||24–48 hours||10,000|
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) allocates monoclonal antibodies and oral antivirals to each state. DOH distributes doses to enrolled providers. Providers must enroll to order therapies in HPoP to manage COVID-19 therapies. For help, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- COVID-19 therapeutics locator for providers, HHS.
- Therapeutics for providers page, DOH.
- COVID-19 therapeutics resources, HHS.
- COVID-19 treatment guidelines, National Institutes of Health (NIH).
- COVID-19 therapies educational slides, CDC.
- Paxlovid fact sheet for healthcare providers, FDA.
- Paxlovid patient eligibility screening checklist for prescribers, FDA.
Share with patients:
- What to do if you test positive for COVID-19, DOH.
- What to do if you were exposed to someone with COVID-19, DOH.
Confirmed cases can be reported to us via fax to our secure fax line (360) 425-7531. To report by phone, call (360) 414-5599 x 6431 during business hours, (360) 636-9595 after hours.
Contacting the Health Department
(360) 414-5599 x 6431
- CDC COVID-19 health equity resources.
- Our COVID-19 page for healthcare providers.
- Washington COVID-19 risk assessment dashboard.
- CDC guidance for healthcare providers and facilities.
- DOH COVID-19 data dashboard.
- DOH COVID-19 page.
- CDC COVID-19 page.
- SARS-CoV-2 sequencing and variants in Washington.