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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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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) weekly totals for November 29 – December 4, 2021. If you need to get tested, call us at (515) 286-3798. #gettested

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12/6/2021

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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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Do you want to be fully vaccinated before #ChristmasEve? Check out the post below to see when you should get your 1st and 2nd dose!

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12/3/2021

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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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Thanks to the Lake Family for donating "Kids Kickin' COVID" bracelets! Any kid who gets their #Pfizer #COVID19 #vaccine at the Health Department will receive a bracelet!

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12/2/2021

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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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#WorldAidsDay2021 is an opportunity for every community and each individual to help move the nation closer to an HIV-free generation.

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12/1/2021

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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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Everyone ages 18 and older should get a #boostershot either when they are 6 months after their initial #Pfizer or #Moderna series or 2 months after initial #J&J vaccine. Schedule your appointment at https://t.co/xf0MkTuHXs

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12/1/2021

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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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Worried if you were exposed to #COVID19 at Thanksgiving? Here's what to do ⬇️

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11/30/2021

COVID-19 Call Center for eligible individuals (12 years and older) WITHOUT computer or internet access, please call 515-323-5221 Monday – Friday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.