Community News Briefs — June 29, 2022

Guild Shop opens this weekend

The all-volunteer Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild Thrift Shop, 204 W. Bell St., opens 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, June 30- July 2. Organizers say yellow tag clothing is $1 and yellow tag items are 50 percent off. All sales are donated to local medical needs. Donations accepted 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays.

Volunteer Hospice hosts orientations

Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County hosts volunteer orientations from 11 a.m.-noon Friday, July 1 at 829 E. Eighth St., Port Angeles, and Thursday, July 7 via Zoom. Registration is required by calling (360) 452-1511 or emailing

Volunteers can be at the bedsides, but other positions include the reception desk, at the Lending Closet, delivering medical equipment using our vehicles, and offering grief support.

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County Health offers child COVID vaccines

Clallam County Public Health offers COVID-19 vaccinations to children aged 6 months and older by calling (360) 417-2274 for an appointment.

Moderna vaccines will be available for children 6 months to 5 years old. Pfizer will be available to children 6 months to 18 years old (first, second, or booster dose).

Dr. Allison Berry, Health Officer for Clallam County, said the vaccine “reduces their risk of severe disease if they catch the virus,” and while “severe disease in children is not common, however it can happen, especially if a child is unvaccinated.”

She said side effects are rare for young children, according to clinical trial research, and if they did occur, they included a sore arm or low-grade fever that got better within two days, on their own.

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