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Home generated hypodermic needles and syringes may be disposed of in regular household garbage provided that they are contained in firm plastic container like a two (2) liter plastic pop bottle that is sealed with duct tape. Do not over fill. The container must be labeled “SHARPS, DO NOT RECYCLE

Travel Alert

Protect yourself and your family from mosquito bites when traveling to an area with ongoing Zika virus transmission. Visit the CDC Travelers' Health site for updated information and travel alerts. CDC Zika prevention information
For additional information regarding the Zika virus please visit the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) website at or the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website at If you have questions you may also contact the Mason County Public Health department at 360-427-9670.

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Mason County Shellfish Advisories

Before harvesting or consuming local, recreationally-harvested shellfish, always check the status of shellfish harvesting first. Learn more about shellfish safety and advisories.

Mason County has a wide variety of strengths and resources to address our area’s health challenges. With the support of passionate individuals and organizations, we’re already seeing a lot of great work being done. Community members and partners are working to utilize collective impact to align all of Mason County’s assets and efforts to more effectively engage in dialogue, problem solving, and ultimately, greater health for our community.

Tackling Complex Social Problems through Collective Impact Video

Mason County Public Health and Human Services 415 N. 6th Street, Shelton, WA 98584 | 360-427-9670 ext. 400


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