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.
Parents: Flu is more dangerous than the common cold for children. That’s why it’s important to make sure your child has gotten a flu vaccine this season. Visit https://t.co/ScOBz749om to schedule your #flu and #COVID19 appts. New slots open every Thursday at noon.
Vaccine Schedule for September 12 - 16, 2022
We had a great time at last week's WAD events, hosted by @PHCTheProject and The Garden. Here at the health department, we are committed to stopping new cases of HIV, securing the rights of people living with HIV, and fighting HIV stigma and discrimination. #WorldAIDSDay2022
Vaccine Schedule for September 5 - 9, 2022
As our healthcare facilities continue to see a surge in patient visits, we need your help to slow and stop the spread of respiratory viruses (flu, COVID-19, RSV). See images for prevention tips. #flu #COVID19
Vaccine Schedule for August 29 – September 2, 2022
Tis the season for family, but also for flu. National Influenza Vaccination Week is your reminder that there’s still time to get a flu vaccine and fight flu. Protect yourself and the ones you love from flu illness. Get a flu vaccine today. #FluShot #tistheseason
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.
As our healthcare facilities are seeing surges in patient visits, it's important to use healthcare resources appropriately. Please view the images for examples. Show kindness and patience when you experience delays. Understand that our caregivers are doing their best. #Health
The Polk County Health Department has confirmed the first case of monkeypox in Polk County.
This World AIDS Day, we unite to help end HIV and remember those lost to AIDS-related illnesses. ❤️ Thank you to the Polk County Board of Supervisors for today's proclamation. #WorldAIDSDay