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Health Department Urges Everyone to Get a Flu Shot: Australia sees their worst flu season, Iowa could see the same

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.

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9/19/2022

Polk County Health
Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

The Health Department is closed today in recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen Monday at 8:00 AM. #closed #Thanksgiving

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11/25/2022

Health Department News
Vaccine Schedule for September 12 - 16, 2022

Vaccine Schedule for September 12 - 16, 2022

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9/7/2022

Polk County Health
Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

Have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving from all of us at Polk County Health Department! #Thanksgiving2022 #Thanksgiving

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11/24/2022

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Vaccine Schedule for September 5 - 9, 2022

Vaccine Schedule for September 5 - 9, 2022

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9/1/2022

Polk County Health
Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

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

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11/23/2022

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Vaccine Schedule for August 29 – September 2, 2022

Vaccine Schedule for August 29 – September 2, 2022

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8/25/2022

Polk County Health
Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

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

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11/22/2022

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Polk County Health Department Sees Increase of COVID-19 Omicron BA.5 Subvariant Cases

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.

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7/18/2022

Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

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

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11/22/2022

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Polk County Health Department Confirms First Case of Monkeypox

The Polk County Health Department has confirmed the first case of monkeypox in Polk County.

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7/11/2022

Polk County Health
Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

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

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11/22/2022

COVID-19 Call Center for eligible individuals WITHOUT computer or internet access, please call 515-323-5221 Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM.