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Health Department will serve as COVID-19 test kit pick up and drop off site

Starting Wednesday, October 6, 2021, the Polk County Health Department will serve as a Test Iowa COVID-19 test kit pick up and drop off site.

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10/5/2021

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Many homes built before 1978 contain lead paint! When lead paint gets old, it can start peeling and become a hazard. If this could be your home, give us a call at 286-2115 about testing paint and dust in your home for lead.

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10/27/2021

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Health Department will start Pfizer booster dose for adults 65 years and older and specific at-risk groups on Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Starting Tuesday, September 28, 2021, the Polk County Health Department will provide Pfizer booster doses for adults 65 years and older and individuals of specific at-risk groups.

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9/24/2021

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Are your breasts dense? Learn why density matters for your breast health!

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10/26/2021

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Health Department will NOT start COVID-19 boosters on September 20, 2021

The Polk County Health Department will NOT start providing the community with COVID-19 boosters on Monday, September 20, 2021. The FDA and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) have not approved the booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Approval of booster doses is required by BOTH the FDA and ACIP prior to COVID-19 vaccine booster doses being administered.

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9/17/2021

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Getting vaccinated is one of the best ways to protect yourself against #COVID19! Schedule your appointment at PCHD today!

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10/26/2021

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Health Department recommends everyone six months and older to get their annual flu shot

Each year, flu season is unpredictable and severe. Some years, we have seen a mild flu season. Other flu seasons, such as when the H1N1 and H2N3 strains appeared, we saw healthy individuals, those with underlying health conditions, the young and old become sick, hospitalized and even die. The truth is we have no idea what this year’s flu season will look like. What we do know is that it is possible to get the flu and COVID-19 at the same time.

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9/16/2021

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Mixing dosing is now authorized for COVID-19 vaccine boosters. Schedule your booster appointment at https://t.co/xyHLd6SIp3

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10/25/2021

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New Visitor Restriction Guidelines for All Polk County Hospitals

As we continue to work together to keep our patients, families and healthcare providers safe and healthy, the following new visitor restriction policies have been put in place by all metro hospitals (Broadlawns Medical Center, MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center and UnityPoint Health – Des Moines).

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8/27/2021

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Stop by and pick up and drop off a test kit from PCHD!

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10/25/2021

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COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are surging: It is time for our community to step up and do the right thing

Polk County is back in a situation we hoped to never be in again. COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths are on the rise.

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8/24/2021

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Effectively immediately, the CDC recommends the following individuals receive their #COVID19 booster. Schedule your appointment at https://t.co/xf0MkTuHXs.

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10/22/2021

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 – 6:00 PM.