Posted: Friday, June 02, 2017 in Public Health
A new immunization rule will be in place for the 2017-2018 school year. This is for all students going in 7th and 12th grades. The change is about vaccination for meningitis.
Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017 in Public Health
Delma Hardin was honored by members of the Iowa Public Health Association (IPHA) with the 2017 Thelma Luther Award.
Posted: Thursday, December 22, 2016 in Public Health
Influenza season is here with the flu circulating, just in time for the holidays! The flu is a respiratory illness caused by viruses. It comes on quickly. It spreads easily from person to person and can cause mild to severe illness.
Posted: Friday, September 16, 2016 in Public Health
Having a yearly flu shot is important. All people are at risk for influenza or the flu but especially adults 65+, children, pregnant women, and those with chronic health issues. This is because these people can become much more ill when they get the flu. Influenza viruses are always changing which is why a yearly vaccination is so important.
Posted: Monday, June 27, 2016 in Public Health
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Delaware County Public Health recognized the need to promote sunscreen in our county.
Posted: Friday, June 10, 2016 in Public Health
Summer is here! With temperatures rising, Delaware County Public Health reminds you to keep your health in mind.
Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 in Public Health
With influenza or the flu increasing in the state, now is a good reminder that its not too late to get your annual flu shot. Everyone is at risk for the flu but especially children, adults 65+, pregnant women, and individuals with chronic health conditions heart, lung, kidney, or weakened immune systems can become much more ill when they contract this disease. Influenza viruses are always changing, so annual vaccination is recommended.
Posted: Thursday, October 01, 2015 in Public Health
Influenza or the flu is a contagious disease that can be spread by coughing, sneezing, or nasal secretions. Symptoms may include fever, cough, sore throat, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, or a runny or stuffy nose. The flu can cause high fever and pneumonia and make existing medical conditions worse.
Posted: Thursday, September 24, 2015 in Public Health
Like previous years, Delaware County Public Health joins the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in encouraging all residents to get their yearly flu vaccination.
Posted: Thursday, September 10, 2015 in Public Health
We recommend a yearly flu shot as the most important step in protecting against the flu. Come to one of our flu clinics to get yours!