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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Polk County.. Lead a Quality Life
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Recent News & Press Releases

Board Of Supervisors Hire New Health Department Director

DES MOINES, Iowa – November 14, 2017 — The Polk County Board of Supervisors took action today to name Helen Eddy as the new Polk County Health Department Director. She will begin leadership of the Health Depa...

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Std) Weekly Totals For November 6 – 10, 2017

November 6 – 10, 2017, Health Department staff confirmed 82 Chlamydia cases, 30 Gonorrhea cases, 3 Syphilis cases and 1 case of HIV and in 2017; we have confirmed 2,984 Chlamydia cases, 1,040 Gonorrhea cases, 166 Syphilis cases and 40 cases of HIV.

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Std) Weekly Totals For October 30 – November 3, 2017

October 30 – November 3, 2017, Health Department staff confirmed 69 Chlamydia cases, 30 Gonorrhea cases, 4 Syphilis cases and 1 case of HIV and in 2017; we have confirmed 2,902 Chlamydia cases, 1,010 Gonorrhea cases, 163 Syphilis cases and 39 cases of HIV.

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Polk County Health Department's New Vaccine Website

The Polk County Health Department has developed a new website strictly dedicated to vaccines. The website will provide information regarding:

  • Vaccine schedules
  • Information about vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases 
  • Frequently asked questions and answers
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Administration Building
111 Court Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309

P: (515) 286-3000
F: (515) 323-5225

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