Tdap (whooping cough) vaccinations also provided
From the Orcas Island Community Foundation
The Mobile Dental Clinic from Medical Teams International will be returning to Orcas on September 21 and 22. The Clinic will provide free care to qualifying community members. Applications are available on line at www.oicf.us , or can be picked up at the Food Bank, Orcas Family Connections or the County Health office at the Senior Center. Applications will be reviewed and prioritized based on severity of dental needs and pain. Completed applications can be dropped off in the Dental Box outside the Public Library. If you have questions regarding the application, please contact Barbara Ehrmantraut, 376-3395.
Due to the current concern of Whooping Cough in our community, San Juan County Health will be offering low-cost – slide to free (based on income guidelines) Tdap vaccinations to any adult still needing to be updated for coverage against Pertussis (Whooping Cough) during the van visit this month. You do not need to have an appointment on the van in order to receive a vaccine. It is recommended that everyone be vaccinated to combat the statewide outbreaks of Whooping cough. If you are not sure whether you need a Tdap, you may drop by the Orcas Community Church during the dental van hours, and your records will be checked for you. For more information, please call County Health nurse Tamara Joyner at 370-0588.
This is the third of four clinics scheduled for 2012 funded through the Orcas Island Community Foundation. So far, over 65 community members have received care on the van.
This visit is being sponsored by the LGBT Fund held at OICF. All three island dentists and staffs volunteer to provide care and the Orcas Lions, Orcas Angels and Odd Fellows will provide check-in support. The Orcas Community Church is hosting the van and housing for the van drivers has been contributed by the Gudgell family. Breakfast snacks and lunch for the volunteers are needed on both days; if you are interested in contributing, please contact the Orcas Island Community Foundation, 376-6423. Working together, our community is healthier.