Kitsap EMS and Trauma Care Council

Kitsap County Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Care Council (KCEMS&TCC) is comprised of emergency service provider agencies dedicated to the health and safety of the residents of Kitsap  County.

It is the mission of the Kitsap County Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Care Council to drive excellence in pre-hospital emergency medical care throughout Kitsap County and Washington State.

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It is the mission of the Kitsap County Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Care Council to drive excellence in pre-hospital emergency medical care throughout Kitsap County and Washington State.

Our vision is to be the premiere EMS delivery system in Washington State. We accomplish this through training, education and quality improvement. Our system is monitored from the initial 911 call through the patient’s release from care.

Is to provide the best pre-hospital care for the citizens of Kitsap County

We offer a variety of EMS training. From initial EMT training to continuing education for our current EMS providers.

CPR classes are held by our individual agencies, please look on their website for further information.

Please look at our individual pages for the training you are seeking.

We do not retain transport records of any Kitsap County patient. If you are interested in transport records, please contact the transporting agency.

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KISTAP COVID-19 SITUATION UPDATE

As of Jan. 24, Kitsap County has had 31,630 COVID-19 cases and 269 COVID-19 deaths. Our 7-day case rate per 100,000 is 1,159.1. During the week ending January 15, we had 68 new COVID-19 hospitalizations among Kitsap residents. In the past 180 days, unvaccinated people ages 12-59 were 10.3 times more likely to be hospitalized for COVID-19 than those fully vaccinated; 4.7 times more likely for those age 60 and older.

As of Jan. 18, 74.8% of Kitsap County residents have initiated vaccination.

The chart below shows our new COVID-19 cases trend over time:

Over the age of 12? You are eligible for the COVID vaccination.

How to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

Steps to Sign Up for a Vaccine Appointment

The COVID-19 vaccine is available to all people 12 years and older.

  • Use our Vaccine Locator to find a vaccine near you.
  • Schedule your appointment and follow any clinic instructions.
  •  Kitsap Public Health District is partnering with the Kitsap County Emergency Operation Center and CHI Franciscan to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to the Kitsap County community in Washington State.

    For more information regarding vaccination site around Kitsap County: https://kphd.timetap.com/#/
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  • Call the hotline at 1-833-VAX-HELP (833-829-4357), then press #. Language assistance is available.

Vaccine Locations

Update: January 24, 2022

January 24, 2022

Registration and Scheduling

Who Is Eligible for a COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot?

Boosters

Kitsap Public Health District is partnering with the Kitsap County Emergency Operation Center and Virginia Mason Franciscan Health to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to the Kitsap County community in Washington State.

Booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine are recommended for certain at-risk groups.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup recommend:

  • People 65 years and older should receive a booster shot of Pfizer vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer primary series.
  • Residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot of Pfizer vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer primary series.
  • People aged 50 to 64 with certain underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot of Pfizer vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer primary series.
  • People 18 to 49 who are at high risk for severe COVID-19 due to certain underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot of Pfizer vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks.
  • People aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster shot of Pfizer vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks.

KPHD will ONLY administer PFIZER Booster Doses to individuals included in the above recommendation. 

(There is no recommendation on booster doses for Moderna at this time.)

KPHD is administering 3rd doses of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine to individuals who are moderately or severely immunocompromised and have previously completed an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine series.

This third dose must be the SAME vaccine as the previously completed mRNA series, and it must be at least 28 days since the series was completed.   (These are NOT considered booster doses)

Individuals who are moderately or severely immunocompromised includes those who have:

  • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
  • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response

Only register for a clinic offering the vaccine you require.  Click here for a calendar of our clinics.

***Individuals who received the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine are not approved for additional doses.***

PFIZER IS THE ONLY VACCINE THAT CAN BE GIVEN TO 12-17 YEAR OLDS

Minors Ages 12-15 must be accompanied to the vaccine clinic by an adult (18+) AND bring a copy of our Vaccine Consent Form signed by a parent/guardian OR be accompanied to the vaccine clinic by a parent/guardian who can sign our Vaccine Consent Form onsite

Minors Ages 16-17 must bring in a copy of our Vaccine Consent Form signed by a parent/guardian OR be accompanied to the vaccine clinic by a parent/guardian who can sign our Vaccine Consent Form onsite

REQUIRED FOR ENTRY INTO THE VACCINATION CLINIC:

Current Vaccine Fact Sheets:

NOTE: At this time, there are many unknowns regarding vaccine distribution and administration; schedules, protocols, and communication may need to be altered or cancelled at a moment's notice. Please bear with us while we navigate these challenges.

January 24, 2022

State launches at-home rapid COVID-19 test portal

Tests can be ordered and shipped directly to Washington households at no-cost

OLYMPIA – In an effort to increase access to at-home rapid tests across the state, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is launching a statewide portal that will allow COVID-19 tests to ship directly to households. Beginning today, Washington state residents will be able to visit www.sayyescovidhometest.org to order rapid-antigen COVID tests online, and will receive those tests delivered at no cost. People can order up to 5 free tests for a household. However, supply will be limited at first, and will restock as supply into the state increases.

“We anticipate people’s initial need in the test kits will exceed our current supply pretty quickly, but our focus is sharing what we have right now,” said Lacy Fehrenbach, MPH, CPH, Deputy Secretary for Prevention & Health. “We want to make sure the tests we have are in homes when our state needs testing the most – during this current surge.”

This is a statewide expansion of the ongoing partnership with CareEvolution and Amazon, a pilot program through NIH that delivered 800,000 tests in parts of Eastern Washington. Following the success of that program, DOH reached out to expand the partnership across the state to offer tests to all Washingtonians.

“This is an important step toward making tests more widely available across the state,” said Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH, Secretary of Health. “As we work with our federal partners, we look forward to seeing an increase in the number of tests flowing directly into people’s homes over the next several weeks.”

People can still get COVID-19 tests through any of the following options:

It is possible to report a positive test result from an at-home test through the state’s COVID-19 hotline. Hotline personnel will determine next steps based on your zip code so results can be recorded and reported. Staff can also guide callers through any questions they may have. The state hotline, 1-800-525-0127 (then press #), is available Monday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Tuesday to Sunday (and observed holidays) 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Language assistance is available.

DOH encourages all smartphone users to download or enable WA Notify for exposure notifications and to plug in positive results. Those using WA Notify at the time they test positive for COVID-19 can record their positive test results directly into WA Notify on their devices.

It is important to note that we are experiencing a surge of cases across the state, so if you have symptoms, you should assume you have COVID-19 even if you don’t have a test to confirm it, and stay home if you’re sick.

Tests can be ordered here:

Due to COVID restrictions, some of our local fire department agencies are currently putting most CPR classes on hold.

If you are in need of a CPR class, please look at our CPR class page or:

Now accepting applications for our September 2022 class.

Apply now

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