Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases

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Posted on: August 18, 2015

Health Department announces new assistant director

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is excited to welcome Katie Towns-Jeter back to the SGCHD family.

Towns-Jeter will return as an assistant director for the department, a title she will share ...Read on...

Download Katie Towns-Jeter headshot.
Posted on: July 28, 2015

Partners announce Regional Health Assessment Plan, ask for community feedback

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A variety of organizations working across the spectrum of health in our community have come together to better understand the health status, behaviors and needs of the populations they serve.
And now they need...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2015

Reminder: Parking lot animal sales no longer permitted

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department would like to remind the public that parking lot or roadside sales of domestic animals by private citizens inside the City of Springfield are no longer permitted. ...Read on...

Posted on: May 22, 2015

Health Department, Watershed Committee stream testing under way

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

It’s that time of year when Ozarks residents flock to local streams and rivers in droves.
But recreational waterways can also contain harmful bacteria and parasites. To provide swimmers with information on the ...Read on...

Posted on: March 17, 2015

Daily Pollen Counts Resume for 2015

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

It may not officially be spring yet, but spring allergens have already made a return to the area.

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is now posting daily pollen counts for the 2015 sea...Read on...

View pollen counts.
Posted on: February 24, 2015

Adoptable pit bull and pit bull mix dogs to be sent to rescue partners on trial basis

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

As a result of a request from Springfield City Council, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will begin partnering with local animal rescues to avoid euthanizing adoptable pit bull and pit bull mix do...Read on...

Posted on: December 23, 2014

Climbing flu numbers prompt hospital visitor restrictions

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

With confirmed flu cases continuing to climb at historic rates in Greene County, the Springfield Health Department and the healthcare community have opted to implement visitor restrictions to hospital facilities...Read on...

View statement from Greene County hospitals.
Posted on: December 16, 2014

Jump in numbers a sign flu season in full swing

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

With a large jump in reported flu cases, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is reminding citizens of the importance of the influenza vaccine.

“Prevention is the key to protect yourself and your ...Read on...

Visit the Health Department's Web site.
Posted on: November 25, 2014

First flu cases a good reminder to get vaccinated before the holidays

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The community’s first flu cases are a good reminder that everyone who can ought to get a flu vaccine before spending time with family and friends during the holidays.

In the past two weeks, there have been a...Read on...

More information about flu vaccine safety.
Posted on: October 14, 2014

Get vaccinated to protect against the flu

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Flu season is just around the corner, and the best method of protection – not to mention one of the easiest – is the flu vaccine.

For most people, there are many opportunities to get a flu shot: fr...Read on...

Visit flu.gov to find locations in the area.
Posted on: September 9, 2014

Health Department encourages easy prevention of respiratory illness

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

In light of several hospitals in Illinois and Missouri recently reporting clusters of severe respiratory illness in children, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department would like to stress the simple preve...Read on...

Posted on: September 2, 2014

PAWSitive Collaboration Celebration to recognize community partners, celebrate milestone

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It’s been nearly three years since the Springfield-Greene County Health Department had to euthanize an adoptable dog. The department, along with the community partners who made the milestone happen, will host a ...Read on...

Posted on: August 22, 2014

Heat-related illness possible, but preventable, as temps hover near 100 degrees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

With temperatures up to 100 degrees, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department urges residents to take steps to protect against heat-related illnesses. These illnesses, such as heat exhaustion and heat str...Read on...

Visit the Health Department's Web site.
Posted on: July 23, 2014

Back-To-School immunization clinics begin next week

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It might seem a little early, but now is the time for parents and guardians of school-age children to think about required and recommended vaccinations for the 2014-15 school year.

Parents should begin working vaccinations into their family’s schedule...Read on...