Public Health

Swimming Time!

Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019 in Public Health

Swimming is one of the best parts of summer in Iowa! Many Iowans head to the swimming pool, pond, river, or lake to catch a break from the summer heat--not intending to catch a recreational water illness too.

Vaccines Save Lives

Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in Public Health

World Immunization Week is celebrated annually during the last week of April. The goal is to promote the use of vaccines to help protect people of all ages against disease. Vaccines protect both children and adults and save millions of lives every year.

Fred Phelps Retires from Delaware County Board of Health

Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 in Public Health

On Friday, September 21, Fred Phelps retired from the Delaware County Board of Health.

Get your Flu Shot

Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2018 in Public Health

Getting your yearly flu shot is very important to protect yourself from influenza or the flu. All people are at risk but especially adults 65+, children, pregnant women, and those with chronic health issues. There are many flu viruses and they are always changing, which is why getting your annual vaccination is so important.

January is National Radon Action Month

Posted: Thursday, January 4, 2018 in Public Health

You cant see, smell, or taste radon, but it could be present at a dangerous level in your home. Attend the FREE Radon presentation at the Delaware County Extension office, 1417 N Franklin Street in Manchester, on Monday, January 15th at 7PM.

REMINDER TO PARENTS: New School Immunization Requirement

Posted: Friday, June 2, 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.

Iowa Public Health Association Announces 2017 Honorees Delma Hardin recognized with Thelma Luther Award

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.

Flu Season is Here

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.

Get your shot. Fight the flu!

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.

Delaware County Public Health Donates Sunscreen

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.

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