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Central Iowa experiences prolonged extreme heat event: Take precautions especially when outdoors

(Des Moines, IA) – With very hot weather expected this weekend the Polk County Health Department encourages residents to take extra precautions to stay safe. Temperatures and humidity will be rising for the next several days and heat indices may exceed 100 throughout the weekend and again into next week.

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7/23/2021

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Polk County Health

Stay safe if you are outdoors. It is dangerously hot out!!

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7/24/2021

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Polk County Medical Coordination Center Media Release: MercyOne Des Moines and UnityPoint Health – Des Moines seeing high patient volumes

Over the past week, MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center and UnityPoint Health – Des Moines have seen an increase in patient volume. The Polk County Medical Coordination Center would like to remind the community about the importance of utilizing their primary care or urgent care locations instead of the emergency department.

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7/15/2021

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Polk County Health

It's going to be HOT this weekend! 🥵 If you don't have air conditioning, check out the link below to see a list of the cooling centers in Polk County.🌡 https://t.co/uAR1oIaDxo

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7/23/2021

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Polk County COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive Program Update

On July, 2, 2021, The Polk County Board of Supervisors awarded the following individuals with 1,000 dollar checks from the COVID-19 vaccine lottery incentive program:

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7/6/2021

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Polk County Health

Don't get food poisoning this summer! 🤢

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7/22/2021

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Polk County Health Department Provides Update on Current COVID-19 Vaccine Phases and Tiers

As Polk County’s vaccine supply that is allocated by the state remains limited, Polk County will not be opening up additional eligibility until substantial progress is made on the current groups. If the supply of vaccine from the state increases, we will open to additional groups faster.

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3/11/2021

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Polk County Health

Did you know the number of STDs in Polk County are drastically increasing? 📈 If you think you might have an STD, call PCHD at 515-286-3798 to schedule your appointment today!

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7/21/2021

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Health Department Opens COVID-19 Vaccination to 64 Years and Under with Underlying Health Conditions Starting Monday, March 15, 2021

Starting, Monday, March 15, 2021, The Polk County Health Department, Polk County hospitals and clinics and select Medicap pharmacies will open COVID-19 vaccine appointments to 64 years and under with underlying health conditions pending vaccine allocation.

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3/11/2021

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Polk County Health

Get vaccinated and register today for your chance to win $$$!

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7/21/2021

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Health Department and Hy-Vee Expand Partnership to Vaccinate Individuals Needing Second Dose

The Polk County Health Department is delighted to share an expansion of its partnership with Hy-Vee. Hy-Vee is helping the Polk County Health Department COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic by vaccinating individuals who need their second dose of Moderna.

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3/2/2021

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Polk County Health

RT @ARLIowa: LEAVE THEM AT HOME: Even when it’s “only 80 degrees out,” it is EXTREMELY dangerous to leave your pets in your vehicles. Today…

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7/20/2021

COVID-19 call center for eligible individuals (12 years and older) WITHOUT computer or internet access, please call 515-323-5221 Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.