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06.14.22 - BOH
Winding up mass vaccinations now - (March/April $20,000 Public Health rental fee to Okanogan and American Legion rather than Fairground ); proposed solutions to Public Health staff shortage, 5% cost of living raise approved; Mid-Valley Hospital currently offers over $100,000 per year for a Charge Nurse; Update on new Covid strains, NCW infection/hospitalization/vaccination data, and extent of immunity by infection; infection by newer strains does not offer much protection. Each new strain is more contagious, not necessarily more severe. Heath officer update: Update on other diseases: uptick in Syphilis, TB, updates on Avian influenza, Monkey Pox, Wildfire season; workforce development; Health District charter changes in face of new law; Community Health concerns: long covid concerns. Environmental Health update: New construction active, but slowing a bit due to economics; Adjourned 2:26 PM.