Find Flu Vaccines Influenza (flu) vaccines cause antibodies to develop in the body about two weeks after vaccination. These antibodies provide protection against infection with the flu viruses that are used to make vaccine. The seasonal flu vaccine protects against the influenza viruses that research suggests will be most common during the upcoming season. Find and schedule … Read more

Influenza (Flu) Resources The flu is more than just a bad cold. Influenza, also known as the flu, is a contagious and sometimes severe disease caused by viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. Influenza can cause anything from mild symptoms to severe illness that can result in hospitalization or death. The best way … Read more

Narcan Leave Behind Program Whatcom County Emergency Medical Services is proud to continue the Narcan Leave Behind Program. This program provides Narcan Kits to those At-Risk individuals, an involved bystander, or family that are At-Risk of opioid related overdose. Narcan is a medication that can save lives by reversing the effects of an opioid overdose. Narcan Kits: The … Read more

Needles and Sharps Disposal in Whatcom County 360-778-6000 Used needles, syringes, or other sharps pose a danger because they can potentially spread diseases like hepatitis or HIV. We provide needle clean-up kits for businesses or community groups who want to clean up and safely dispose of used needles found on private or public property. You can get rid of used sharps … Read more

Overnight Severe Winter Shelters 2024 Overnight severe weather shelters will open in Bellingham and Ferndale on nights when weather conditions are severe. To find out if these are open, call the shelter hotline at (360)788-7983 or follow the link. Find Information For… Year-round SheltersAdditional Winter Shelters – open nightly Dec. 1, 2023 – Feb. 29, 2024.Temporary Overnight Severe Winter … Read more

Order free at-home COVID-19 tests As of September 25, 2023, residential households in the U.S. can order one set of #4 free at-home tests from again. Here’s what you need to know about your order: Limit of one order per residential addressOne order includes #4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests ( has more details about at-home tests, including … Read more

Washington State Office of the Attorney General Complaint Forms (360) 753-6200 1125 Washington St SEPO Box 40100 Olympia, WA 98504 The Washington State Office of the Attorney General offers an informal complaint resolution service to Washington state residents, and to consumers with complaints about businesses located in Washington state. Types of complaints include Robocall, Reproductive Rights, Pregnancy Accommodations, Manufactured Housing, Medicaid Fraud, COVID-19, … Read more

WCLS Book List: Memory Loss If you are caring for a friend or family member with memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, these resources may help. From research to practical advice to personal stories, this list offers perspectives and ideas to help you feel less alone in the journey. All listed resources, and more, are available to Whatcom County … Read more