Polk County Admin Bldg: 111 Court Ave, Des Moines IA 50309
Polk County Admin Bldg: 111 Court Ave, Des Moines IA 50309
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Recent News & Press Releases

Health Department Releases The 2017 Schools Immunization Reports

(Des Moines, IA) – The Polk County Health Department has released the 2017 edition of the Polk County Schools Immunization Reports. These reports contain information from immunization audits conducted in each public and non-public school within Polk County between October – December 2017.

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Measles Epidemic In Wales Tops 1,000 Cases

Public health officials warn that tens of thousands of children and young adults across Wales remain at risk. The number of cases in the Swansea measles epidemic has topped the 1,000 mark. Public Health Wales says the figure now stands at 1,011 but added that about 5,000 youngsters in the area...

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Eliminate Breeding Mosquitoes In Standing Water To Reduce Disease Risk

Des Moines, IA – Mosquitoes that can carry West Nile Virus will be breeding in the standing water from the recent heavy rains and warm temperatures. Polk County Public Works will begin its annual “Mosquito Control Spray Program” the first week of June but the public can take steps to reduce mo...

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Polk County Health Department To Host Unveiling Of Inspirational Artwork By Local Artist

On May 17th, from 5-8pm the Polk County Health Department is hosting a reception to unveil the first of six paintings to be completed over the next two years. “Bike Club” is a 6' x 11', oil on canvas painting by local artist, Dick Shook, of a group of cyclists making their way along a rural bi...

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Polk County Health Department Hosting Heart Attack Risk Event

The Polk County Health Department will host a free heart attack risk screening event on May 8 from 8-11:00 am at the Polk County Health Department to help women understand their risk for having a heart attack. The Polk County Health Department has been awarded $10,000 from the Office on Women’...

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