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Port Townsend, WA - Jefferson Healthcare is now scheduling appointments for flu vaccination. Flu vaccination is an important component of an individual’s wellness plan. Primary Care Clinics offers both drive-up and in-clinic vaccination. Drive-up appointments limit potential exposure to respiratory illness, reduce the amount of PPE used and are very convenient.
- Drive-up Flu shot appointments can be scheduled through the Sheridan Clinic in Port Townsend 360.379.8031.
- Appointments for in-clinic and drive-up in Port Ludlow can be made by calling 360.437.5067
- Appointments for South County patient can be made by calling 360.385.3991
Every year, the flu season brings with it not just more respiratory illness that includes fevers, coughs, and sore throats but also a number of hospitalizations and flu-related deaths. Because healthcare systems across the country and world are already fearing another surge of COVID-19 cases during the Fall and Winter, there is concern a wave of influenza infections could overwhelm strained hospitals and clinics.
Dr. Joe Mattern, Chief Medical Officer says, “Vaccinating against the flu can protect you and your community. It turns out that not only is the flu shot safe for people with chronic health conditions; evidence shows it helps their immune system and overall health. People with chronic lung disease are less likely to develop exacerbations and end up in the hospital. People with heart disease are less likely to have heart attacks and cardiac events when they get the flu shot. Pregnant women are less likely to end up in the hospital with the flu, and their newborn babies gain protection against the flu for the first few months of life.”
Protecting all members of our community through vaccination is an important initiative. By vaccinating families on time, we build a community of immunity around vulnerable populations like babies and seniors.
Every person entering our clinic is screened for temperature and respiratory illness symptoms. Universal masking is in place for all patients, visitors and employees. Waiting areas and exam rooms receive extra cleanings and physical distancing is practiced.
Jefferson County Public Hospital District No. 2, doing business as Jefferson Healthcare, is a DNV-accredited, fully integrated health care system providing services to over 29,000 residents of east Jefferson County on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State. The hospital is a fully-accredited 25-bed Critical Access Hospital under CMS guidelines, with complete 24-hour coverage by a physician staff of hospitalists. Top-rated services include: 24-hour emergency department, laboratory services, acute care and intensive care units, family birth center, the latest in digital imaging and a comprehensive array of respiratory, physical, speech and occupational rehabilitation therapies. In addition, Jefferson Healthcare has clinics located in and around the hospital and local communities including a full-service orthopedic clinic and an oncology clinic administering infusion services of chemotherapy, immunotherapy and other vital treatments. Outpatient specialty clinics provide wound care, sleep medicine, Coumadin and anticoagulation, and dermatology services. Jefferson Healthcare has the latest equipment in diagnostic imaging for outpatient and inpatient radiology services. The primary care clinics and the outpatient surgery and endoscopy center are located near the hospital in Port Townsend and in the surrounding communities of Port Ludlow and Quilcene, Washington. Primary care clinics provide pediatrics, family medicine, obstetrics, women’s health and internal medicine. Additional specialty clinics provide cardiology and pulmonary, nephrology and urological surgery and pelvic floor reconstruction. A broad range of support groups and community education programs exist to round out Jefferson Healthcare’s total approach to patient wellness. Jefferson Healthcare ensures no person is discriminated against on the basis of age, race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, national origin, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.