Local Business Briefs

Free MMR vaccine now available for childcare workers

OLYMPIA — The Department of Health is collaborating with Safeway and Albertsons and the Department of Children, Youth and Families to offer free measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccinations for uninsured child care workers and volunteers. As of July 28, 2019, Washington state law will require staff and volunteers of licensed child care centers to be immunized against measles.

Fifteen Albertsons and Safeway pharmacies across the state will offer MMR vaccine free of charge through June 2020 to uninsured child care staff and volunteers who need it. The pharmacies will also waive the administration fee. The cost and fees will also be waived for those who are underinsured and cannot afford the vaccine.

The Safeway pharmacy in Aberdeen is among participating locations.

Child care staff and volunteers who have insurance also have options to get vaccinated. MMR vaccine for those age 19 and older is covered by most insurance companies and by Medicare and Apple Health (Medicaid). Washington also provides recommended vaccines at no cost to everyone under the age of 19.

GGHI’s Business After Hours is Aug. 13

Premier Realty-Olympic Peninsula and Mt. Olympus Brewing will host Greater Grays Harbor Inc.’s monthly Business After Hours gathering from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13 at Mt. Olympus Brewing, 105 West Heron St. in downtown Aberdeen.

Local SERVPRO franchise receives award

SERVPRO of Grays Harbor & Pacific Counties received the Millionaire’s Platinum award at the company’s recent 50th annual convention in late June at the Sacramento Convention Center in Sacramento, California, where the company was founded.

“It is always gratifying to earn a distinction for our business,” said Dean Winkle, SERVPRO of Grays Harbor & Pacific Counties owner. “But it feels especially good this year. We are proud to be a member of the SERVPRO franchise family as the company celebrates 50 years of franchising success.”