COVID-19 has evolved with variants that are more transmissible, but, ultimately, less severe, especially for the vaccinated. In addition to vaccines and boosters, there are now clinical treatments for COVID-19 that would have been unimaginable at the start of the pandemic.

Tribal leadership has always been clear about their goals in managing the pandemic: protect the vulnerable and do everything possible to prevent severe illness and death. Since the start of the pandemic, they have done just that while also balancing the community’s social, financial, and other health related needs.

Getting the vaccine and subsequent boosters remains the most valuable tool in protection from COVID-19. Even against new, more transmissible variants, vaccines have proven to be excellent at fighting off the most serious effects.

The PGST Health Center administers testing, treatments, and vaccines for the PGST community and tribal members living in Kitsap County. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call the Health Center at 360-297-2840 or 360-297-9674.