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Signs are posted around Vancouver Lake to warn visitors that the lake is closed due to toxic algae in August 2019.

Clark County Public Health urges caution for swimmers, boaters as summer approaches

Signs are posted around Vancouver Lake to warn visitors that the lake is closed due to toxic algae in August 2019.

May 29, 2021, 3:06pm Clark County Health

As temperatures rise and summer approaches, swimming and boating will be commonplace in Clark County. Read story

FILE - This Thursday, June 4, 2020 file photo shows a row of cabins at a summer camp in Fayette, Maine. On Friday, May 28, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted guidance saying kids at summer camps can skip wearing masks outdoors, with some exceptions. Children who aren't fully vaccinated should still wear masks outside when they're in crowds or in sustained close contact with others - and when they are inside, and fully vaccinated kids need not wear masks indoors or outside, the CDC says. (AP Photo/Robert F.

CDC eases mask guidance for kids at summer camps

FILE - This Thursday, June 4, 2020 file photo shows a row of cabins at a summer camp in Fayette, Maine. On Friday, May 28, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted guidance saying kids at summer camps can skip wearing masks outdoors, with some exceptions. Children who aren't fully vaccinated should still wear masks outside when they're in crowds or in sustained close contact with others - and when they are inside, and fully vaccinated kids need not wear masks indoors or outside, the CDC says. (AP Photo/Robert F.

May 29, 2021, 6:01am Health

NEW YORK — Kids at summer camps can skip wearing masks outdoors, with some exceptions, federal health officials said Friday. Read story

European regulator recommends Pfizer vaccine for children 12-15

May 29, 2021, 6:01am Health

BERLIN — The European Medicines Agency on Friday recommended that the use of the coronavirus vaccine made by Pfizer and BioNTech be expanded to children ages 12 to 15, a decision that offers younger and less at-risk populations across the continent access to a COVID-19 shot for the first time. Read story

This image provided by Amgen in May 2021 shows packaging for their medication Lumakras. On Friday, May 28, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Lumakras, the first medicine for adults with advanced non-small cell lung cancer whose tumors have a common genetic mutation long considered untreatable with drugs. Each year, about 13,000 U.S. patients are diagnosed with this cancer and mutation.

FDA OKs 1st targeted drug for common lung cancer mutation

This image provided by Amgen in May 2021 shows packaging for their medication Lumakras. On Friday, May 28, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Lumakras, the first medicine for adults with advanced non-small cell lung cancer whose tumors have a common genetic mutation long considered untreatable with drugs. Each year, about 13,000 U.S. patients are diagnosed with this cancer and mutation.

May 28, 2021, 3:01pm Health

FAIRLESS HILLS, PA. (AP) — U.S. regulators have approved the first medicine for patients with the most common type of lung cancer whose tumors have a genetic mutation long considered untreatable with drugs. Read story

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Clark County COVID-19 activity falls by 19 percent compared with last week

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May 28, 2021, 12:28pm Clark County Health

Clark County COVID-19 activity fell by 19 percent this week, according to data released Friday by Clark County Public Health. Read story

Washington state says no heart inflammation cases definitively linked to COVID-19 vaccines

May 28, 2021, 10:02am Health

May 26—Washington state has not found any definitive cases of young people who've experienced myocarditis or pericarditis caused by COVID-19 vaccines, according to state Department of Health officials. Read story

Fourth Plain Forward offering vaccine pods in Vancouver

May 28, 2021, 5:56am Clark County Health

Fourth Plain Forward offering vaccine pods Read story

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Clark County reports 76 new COVID-19 cases, one death as disease activity ebbs

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May 27, 2021, 1:13pm Clark County Health

Clark County reported 76 new COVID-19 cases and one death Thursday as data continues to show a significant reduction in disease activity. Read story

In this still image, taken from video by the Office of the Ohio Governor, Abbigail Bugenske, 22, from Cincinnati, the first winner of Ohio's first $1 million Vax-a-Million vaccination incentive prize, is interviewed during a news conference, Thursday, May 27, 2021.

‘A whirlwind.’ 1st Ohio vaccine lottery winners speak out

In this still image, taken from video by the Office of the Ohio Governor, Abbigail Bugenske, 22, from Cincinnati, the first winner of Ohio's first $1 million Vax-a-Million vaccination incentive prize, is interviewed during a news conference, Thursday, May 27, 2021.

May 27, 2021, 9:35am Health

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The first winner of Ohio’s first $1 million Vax-a-Million vaccination incentive prize was driving to her family’s home in suburban Cleveland when she received a call about the good news — from Gov. Mike DeWine. Read story

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Clark County Council Chair Quiring O’Brien pushes for extra barriers to vaccination for those 12 to 15

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May 26, 2021, 6:02pm Clark County Health

Early in Wednesday’s Clark County Board of Health meeting, there was discussion about rising rates of COVID-19 among young adults and adolescents in Washington. Read story