Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases

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Posted on: September 9, 2014

Health Department encourages easy prevention of respiratory illness

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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

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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...

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Posted on: July 31, 2014

WIC Event to Celebrate Breastfeeding Month Kickoff

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department’s Women, Infants & Children (WIC) program will kick off World Breastfeeding Month by holding a public event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 1 in the WIC classrooms.

For more informatio...Read on...

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...

Posted on: July 15, 2014

WIC and Workforce Development Partner for New Satellite Location

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department and the City of Springfield are pleased to announce a new partnership to offer one-stop services for citizens.
Women, Infants & Children services, administere...Read on...

Posted on: June 5, 2014

Health Department, Watershed Committee stream testing underway

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

It’s that time of year when Ozarks residents flock to local streams and rivers in droves for a little bit of relief from the heat. But recreational waterways can also contain harmful bacteria and parasites.

To provide swimmers ...Read on...

Posted on: May 27, 2014

Public health partners administer 2,522 vaccines after potential Hepatitis A exposure

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Two-thousand, five-hundred and twenty-two Hepatitis A vaccines have been administered in the past week as a result of efforts between the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, Mercy Springfield and CoxHealth.

After the ...Read on...

Posted on: June 25, 2014

Two more days for no-cost Hepatitis A vaccinations

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Two more days for no-cost Hepatitis A vaccinations

People who fear they may have been exposed to Hepatitis A from a local restaurant have two more days to receive vaccinations at no cost.

On Monday, vaccinations will be avai...Read on...

Posted on: May 23, 2014

Health Department administers 2,011 vaccines in two-day clinic

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department administered 2,011 vaccines during a two-day clinic to protect the public against a possible Hepatitis A exposure.

On Tuesday (May 20), health department officials learned of an i...Read on...

Posted on: May 22, 2014

1,669 Hepatitis A vaccinations administered on clinic's first day

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department administered 1,669 no-cost Hepatitis A vaccinations today on the first day of a two-day clinic.

Tomorrow the clinic will again be open from 7 a.m. to noon at Remington's at...Read on...

Posted on: May 21, 2014

Possible exposure to Hepatitis A at south Springfield restaurant

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is alerting the public about a potential local health threat and outlining plans in place for people affected.

The department has been notified of an individual recently diagnosed...Read on...