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June 12, 2024

Key messages

  • The Board of Health elected new leadership.
  • 50 or older? Know which vaccines you need.
  • Stay safe this summer around water.


Board of Health elects Jani Hitchen as Chair, Joe Bushnell Vice Chair

Tacoma-Pierce County Board of Health members voted for Jani Hitchen to succeed Catherine Ushka as Board Chair and Joe Bushnell to serve as Vice Chair. Ushka passed away last month.

You can read more in this release.

Keep 50+ young!

Vaccines help adults stay healthy. You may have already seen our new ads promoting the importance of protection from vaccines.

  • Childhood vaccines can wear off over time. And you may be at risk for different diseases as an adult.
  • Your immunization needs depend on your:
    • Age.
    • Lifestyle.
    • Medical conditions.
    • Travel plans.
    • Vaccination history.

Know the vaccines you need. Visit

Keep your family safe this summer!

Drowning is the No. 1 cause of death in kids 1–4 years old.

  • Have fun in the water this summer—but keep your family safe!
  • Swimming, boating, and even fishing all pose risks.

Learn to protect yourself and your loved ones.

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