With regular flu season approaching, San Juan Basin Health Department is offering opportunities for anyone who wants to get vaccinated against the seasonal flu and/or H1N1. These Friday FluPLUS clinics are also a great opportunity for individuals to get caught up on their Tetanus and Pertussis (whooping cough) booster combination shot which is offered for only $15 (one third the normal cost). Pneumonia shots are offered at this low cost as well and are recommended now for anyone at high risk for respiratory disease.
The next regular meeting of the San Juan Basin Board of Health will be held on Wednesday, January 13th, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. at the Archuleta County Courthouse Commissioner’s meeting room, Pagosa Springs, Colorado.
This article on our programs that can help you with your New Year's resolutions appeared in the January 6, 2010 Durango Herald as part of the weekly Creating Community column. San Juan Basin Health contributes an article that runs the first Wednesday of each month.
San Juan Basin Health Department can help you with your New Year's Resolutions. Check your heart health, test your home for radon, quit tobacco with a plan, focus on your drive, handle food more safely...learn how we can help you with these healthy resolutions and more! Read our Public Health News Briefs for January-February 2010.
A new Girls Group is being offered for high school girls beginning Tuesday, January 5th. Using a combination of Girls Circle and Young Women’s Lives curricula, Darlene Clayton from Alternative Horizons and Kendra Gallegos Reichle from San Juan Basin Health Department will be offering a 10 week group for high school girls. This group will cover such issues as self-esteem, body image, healthy relationships, assertiveness, diversity, and more.
San Juan Basin Health Department will be closed Thursday, December 24th at noon through Friday, December 25th as well as the following Friday, January 1st for the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays. Additionally, there will be no immunization clinic held on Monday, December 28th. San Juan Basin Health wishes everyone a healthy and happy holiday season!
Sanofi Pasteur, Inc, one of the H1N1 vaccine manufacturers, issued a national voluntary recall of some of its H1N1 vaccine for children ages nine and under. This was due to a potential potency factor, not a safety issue. San Juan Basin Health Department did NOT receive any of the recalled lots. Therefore, parents who had their children vaccinated at one of our community or in-school clinics can be reassured that the product used was effective.
Individuals can get their H1N1 flu and seasonal flu shots and go shopping at the Durango Mall this Friday, December 18th from 2 to 6 p.m. San Juan Basin Health is holding a community clinic in which any La Plata County resident can get an H1N1 free vaccination. This is a great opportunity – especially for seniors – to get fully protected against the flu this season. Every year, more than 36,000 persons die from flu in the United States, and the majority of these deaths are among seniors. Seasonal flu shots cost $25.
Community members who want the H1N1 vaccination now have a variety of venues in which they can get it. San Juan Basin Health Department is holding a community clinic at the Durango Mall on Friday, December 18th from 2 to 6 p.m. Vaccinations are for everyone and are free at this clinic. City Market and Walgreens are also now providing H1N1 vaccinations for an administrative fee. Additionally, Durango Family Medicine, Fort Lewis College Health Center, and Pediatric Partners have the vaccine available for their patients.