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11 months 3 days ago

Flu clinic Thursday in Pueblo

The Pueblo City-County Health Department is offering influenza "flu" shots for uninsured adults only at a flu clinic Thursday, November 21 at the Health Department from 4:00-7:00pm. "Flu season is here - get your flu vaccine now. An annual immunization is important to boost your immune system and is...

1 year 4 months ago

H1N1 kills several in Venezuela

News reports and local authorities in Venezuela have reported that an outbreak of the H1N1 flu has killed 17 people and infected another 250. H1N1, often called Swine Flu, was a flu strain that swept around the world in 2009 and 2010 in a pandemic. The federal government...

1 year 8 months ago

Flu season is Indiana's worst in 5 years

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The seasonal flu outbreak that has killed 40 people so far in Indiana is the state's deadliest in half a decade. State records show that past years have been tamer, with only three people dying of flu last season. The last such severe flu outbreak occurred during...

1 year 10 months ago

Ala. school closed following flu outbreak

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A flu outbreak at a school in Huntsville moved officials to cancel classes Thursday and Friday. Administrators at Westminster Christian Academy sent emails to parents Wednesday saying their Brockway campus would close at 11:45 a.m. Thursday and would remain closed Friday. The website reports over 60...

3 years 8 months ago

Worrisome flu symptoms

When it comes to the flu, the first and best line of defense for people six months and older is being vaccinated. "The most important thing you need to be thinking about is making sure you have gotten immunized," says medical director of El Paso County Public Health Dr....

3 years 9 months ago

One dead from flu in Garfield County

DENVER (AP) - Colorado health officials say a juvenile from Garfield County has died from the flu, becoming the state's third flu death of the season and the first pediatric death. The juvenile died Monday at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction. Officials haven't release any other information, but...

3 years 9 months ago

Flu season is here

The El Paso County Health Department says all indications show the spread of influenza is underway. Locally six people have been hospitalized, and more and more lab tests are coming back with positive results for the illness. Dr. Bernadette Albanese, the health department's medical director, says it's going to...

3 years 10 months ago

Two infants hospitalized with flu

Two infants have been hospitalized with influenza in El Paso County, according to the El Paso County Department of Health and Environment. "We expect to see an increase in flu activity throughout the holidays and encourage everyone to get vaccinated and be conscientious about practicing flu prevention behaviors. These...

3 years 10 months ago

Flu shots offered by Parkview Hospital

Health experts estimate only 20 percent of Americans get a flu shot each year, while several hundred thousand get sick. Parkview Medical Center, in an effort to reduce the risk of contracting the flu, will offer a community flu vaccine clinic Wednesday, December 10, 2010 on a first-come, first-served...

3 years 11 months ago

Free flu shots offered

Penrose-St. Francis Mission Outreach, along with the Bethel School of Nursing at UCCS and West Side CARES, will host a free flu shot clinic for the uninsured and underinsured on Saturday. Flu shots will be available from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 20 at Westside Community Center,...

4 years 1 week ago

Boo to the Flu

Storytime, treat bags and flu shots are what you can expect at the East Library on Wednesday, October 13 th . The program is called Boo to the Flu and vaccinations are being offered to the community through a joint effort between the Pikes Peak Library District and the...

4 years 7 months ago

Free H1N1 clinics planned

The El Paso County Health Department will sponsor a free H1N1 flu vaccine clinic next month specifically for senior citizens, though anyone older than six months can get the vaccine. "It's important for seniors and for all members of our community to remember that H1N1 flu still is circulating...

4 years 9 months ago

Flu vaccine available for children

The Pueblo City-County Health Department has H1N1 vaccine available for children who cannot get the vaccine at a pharmacy or health provider. Children 6 months to 4 years old that are covered in this group. Children nine years old and younger that received a first dose of H1N1 flu...

4 years 9 months ago

H1N1 vaccines available at store pharmacies

The Colorado State Health department is urging people to get a H1N1 vaccination if you haven't already done so. It's part of the health department's "Enough Excuses" flu vaccination campaign which kicked off Sunday. This is National Influenza Vaccination week. Hundreds showed up for a free shot or nasal spray...

4 years 9 months ago

Surgeon General visits USOC for vaccination push

The nation's top doctors are in Colorado Springs with a message for Olympic athletes and the community; Get vaccinated. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin and CDC Director Anne Schuchat joined State Health Officer Ned Calonge at the US Olympic Training Center Tuesday to encourage vaccinations ahead of the Winter Olympic...

4 years 9 months ago

Time for 2nd dose of H1N1 nasal spray

hildren nine years old and younger that received a first dose of H1N1 flu vaccine and need their second dose are encouraged to call the Health Department to schedule an appointment in the clinic for Tuesday, December 29 or Wednesday December 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Health Department...

4 years 9 months ago

Flu fakers beware

Schools and employers have been encouraging people to stay home if they're sick with the swine flu. But some people have been taking advantage of those cautionary policies by playing hooky. On a recent day, several Southern Methodist University students were out on the golf course when they should...

4 years 10 months ago

WHO approves Glaxo's swine flu shot

Drug giant GlaxoSmithKline says one of its swine flu vaccines has been certified by the World Health Organization, making it available for donors to buy for developing countries. In a statement issued Tuesday, GlaxoSmithKline PLC said WHO had approved its Canadian vaccine after examining its quality and safety data. The...

4 years 10 months ago

Employers play Dr. Mom to limit flu impact

Big businesses are spending serious time and money trying to limit the swine flu pandemic's impact on operations, from bankrolling video on good hygiene to training employees to cover for co-workers with critical jobs. Companies from health insurer UnitedHealth Group Inc. to beverage can maker Ball Corp. are arranging...

4 years 11 months ago

House holds hearing on response to H1N1

A House committee looks into the federal response to the H1N1 virus at a hearing today on Capitol Hill. The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can expect some tough questioning about the availability of the swine flu vaccine. Meanwhile, a senior House lawmaker is seeking...

4 years 11 months ago

Preventive maintenance in Pueblo

The Center for Disease Control has released the latest numbers. 19 deaths from H1N1 were reported in children last week alone - making it the deadliest week for kids since the outbreak started. More than two-thirds of the deaths are in kids who have underlying health conditions. Experts...

4 years 11 months ago

Questions about swine flu? Call a free hotline

As the H1N1 flu continues to spread in Southern Colorado, many people have questions about the illness. The state has a hotline set up to take questions. Last month, the Pueblo City-County Health Department also started its own hotline to answer questions from people in Pueblo. Professional and student nurses...

5 years 3 days ago

Nurses' union threatens strike over swine flu

A nurses' union is threatening a one-day strike at 34 hospitals across California, accusing them of poor swine flu preparedness. California Nurses Association spokesman Chuck Idelson says up to 16,000 registered nurses will strike on Oct. 30 if federal swine flu recommendations aren't written into their contracts. Idelson said Monday...

5 years 3 days ago

H1N1 clinic planned Thursday in Pueblo

The Pueblo City-County Health Department plans to hold an H1N1 Swine Flu clinic on Thursday with both nasal spray and injections. Nasal spray arrived last week and vaccine designed for injections should be here soon, according to the Health Department. This clinic is for pregnant women, caregivers of...

5 years 1 week ago

Swine flu vaccine slow in getting to Colorado

Colorado health officials say the 50,000 doses of swine flu the state received this week is well below the 183,300 doses they expected. They advised local health departments and hospitals to continue providing available vaccine to high-risk groups including health care workers with direct contact with patients, preschool children ages...

5 years 2 weeks ago

H1N1 could tie up hospital space

A new report suggests Colorado could run out of hospital beds, if the H1N1 flu virus gets severe enough. The study "H1N1 Challenges Ahead" predicts that almost 22,000 people in our state could need hospitalization because of the virus. The would occupy approximately 88-percent of hospital bed-space across the...

5 years 3 weeks ago

Colorado set to receive H1N1 vaccine

Our state will get its first doses of the H1N1 vaccine, late next week. The state health department says it expects an initial shipment of 53,800 doses, and the vaccines will be made available to Denver area hospitals and front-line emergency workers across the state. This first batch will...

5 years 3 weeks ago

Will H1N1 impact Colorado school count?

The impact of H1N1 on school attendance couldn't come at a worse time. October 1 st is school count day, which is the measure for determining each Colorado School's budget for next year. Each student brings a school around $6,000 for next year's budget. If students are absent they...

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