Each year, flu season is unpredictable and severe. The past several years we have seen mild flu seasons. 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. This year, we could possibly be in for a rough flu season.
The Health Department is closed today in recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen Monday at 8:00 AM. #closed #Thanksgiving
Vaccine Schedule for September 12 - 16, 2022
Have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving from all of us at Polk County Health Department! #Thanksgiving2022 #Thanksgiving
Vaccine Schedule for September 5 - 9, 2022
The Polk County Health Department needs certified lead abatement contractors or contractors interested in becoming certified lead abatement contractors. Call (515) 286-2115 for more information. #LeadSafeHomes
Vaccine Schedule for August 29 – September 2, 2022
If you haven't yet, get vaccinated. Both flu and COVID vaccines have proven to be safe, effective, and reduce your risk of infection and hospitalization. To schedule a flu and COVID-19 vaccine appointment, visit https://t.co/xf0MkTd6yS. #RSV #flu #COVID19
Polk County is seeing an increase of COVID-19 Omicron BA.5 Subvariant cases. The BA.5 subvariant is highly contagious and quickly becoming the predominant strain in Iowa and the United States. COVID-19 hospitalizations are also on the rise.
Are you fully vaccinated and boosted? Both flu and COVID vaccines have proven to be safe, effective, and reduce your risk of infection and hospitalization. To schedule a flu and COVID-19 vaccine appointment, visit https://t.co/xf0MkTuHXs. #RSV #flu #COVID19
The Polk County Health Department has confirmed the first case of monkeypox in Polk County.
Protect your loved ones this Thanksgiving. If you have cold-like symptoms: STAY HOME and practice good hygiene (cover coughs & sneezes with a tissue or upper shirt sleeve, wash your hands often, clean touched surfaces frequently, etc.) And wear a mask in public places. #RSV