Island Health volunteer Anne Houston standing at temperature check station.

Please mask up

Island Health is committed to providing a safe environment for our patients, visitors and staff.

Masks are still required in hospitals and healthcare settings.

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Vaccines

Island Health encourages everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated for COVID-19.

Island Health is currently not administering vaccines to the public, however, many local pharmacies and public health departments offer free vaccines. Island Health primary care patients will be offered a COVID-19 vaccine during regularly scheduled provider appointments.

Nurse after getting her Covid vaccine.

COVID Testing and Care

Need care?

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and need to see a provider for care, call 360.293.3101 to schedule an appointment.

Exposed but feeling ok?

If you have been exposed or have COVID-19 symptoms that don’t require a provider’s attention, Skagit County Public Health offers free COVID-19 testing.

Order free tests

Free at-home COVID-19 testing kits can be ordered through Washington State Department of Health’s Say Yes COVID Test program.

Need Proof of Your Vaccine?

Vaccinated at Island Health

If you received your COVID-19 vaccine at Island Health, you may contact Medical Records to request your vaccination record.

Vaccinated in Washington State

If you received your COVID-19 vaccine in Washington State, you can access your official vaccine certificate online through one of the following services:

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get a COVID-19 vaccine if I’ve recently gotten another vaccine?

Yes. The CDC reports that is safe to receive a COVID vaccine and other vaccines, including a flu vaccine, at the same time.

Should pregnant or breastfeeding women get a COVID-19 vaccine?

Yes. The COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now or might become pregnant in the future.

For more information, speak with your healthcare provider.

What are the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine?

Following the COVID-19 vaccine, you may experience short-term side effects which are normal signs that your body is building protection. Common side effects include pain and swelling on the arm where you got the shot. Throughout the rest of your body, you may also experience fever, chills, tiredness and headache. Rest assured that these side effects should go away in a few days, but talk with your provider if you have pain or discomfort and want to discuss taking over-the-counter medicines such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen.

Call 911 if you have an allergic reaction after your vaccine. Signs of an allergic reaction include: difficulty breathing, swelling of your face and throat, fast heartbeat, a bad rash all over your body, dizziness and weakness.

*To reduce pain and discomfort where you got the shot, apply a clean, cool, wet washcloth over the area and continue to use or exercise your arm. To reduce discomfort from fever, drink plenty of fluids and dress lightly. Contact your healthcare provider if the redness or tenderness where you got the shot increases after 24 hours or if your side effects are worrying you or do not seem to be going away after a few days.

Can children receive the COVID-19 vaccine?

The CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccines for everyone 6 months and older and boosters for everyone 5 years and older, if eligible.

To learn more, visit the CDCs website: 6 Things to Know about COVID-19 Vaccination for Children.