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Shoo away the flu!


Fri, Oct 7th, 2011
Posted in Health & Wellness

Influenza is a disease that causes fever, cough, sore throat, headache, tiredness, stuffed-up nose, and body aches. These symptoms can be severe and last for several days. People most at risk for becoming ill from flu are people over age 65, young children, pregnant women, and people with health conditions. The best way to prevent the flu from making you and others ill is by getting a flu vaccination.

Fillmore County Public Health is offering seasonal influenza vaccinations, for people aged 6 months and older, at clinics held the following dates, times, and locations.

•October 17 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the Community Center located at 225 3rd Avenue SW, Harmony, MN.

•October 18 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the Thurber Building located at 21 Second Street SE, Chatfield, MN.

The cost of the flu vaccination is $25.00 each. Adults with Medicare Part B and both adults and children with a Minnesota Health Care Plan can receive the flu vaccination free of charge if their insurance cards are presented at the clinic.

To make your experience quicker, wear a short sleeve shirt and bring the age-appropriate completed vaccination form with you to a clinic. If you would like to complete your influenza vaccine paper work in advance go to http://www.co.fillmore.mn.us/ and print the appropriate child or adult form. Bring the form along with your insurance card or other payment to the clinic with you. For more information about flu vaccinations, call Fillmore County Public Health at 507-765-3898 or visit http://www.co.fillmore.mn.us/

Mabel Blood Drive

Fri, Sep 30th, 2011
Posted in Health & Wellness

Mabel Community Blood Drive will be held on Thursday, October 13th from 2:00 - 7:00 pm at the Mabel American Legion (114 N. Main Street). For appointments or additional information, contact Bev at 493-5284. Sixteen-year-olds are eligible to donate w ..... 
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Harmony Bloodmobile collects 66 units

Fri, Sep 30th, 2011
Posted in Health & Wellness

The blood drive held in Harmony on September 27, 2011, succeeded in collecting 66 units of blood. There were 61 donors that presented with two first-time participants. Congratulations to these four donors who reached the following milestones:

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Drive-Thru Vaccination Exercise

Fri, Sep 16th, 2011
Posted in Health & Wellness

You are invited to view Fillmore County Public Health's Drive-Thru Vaccination Exercise, which will take place on Monday, September 19, 2011, from 5:15 to 6:45 PM, rain or shine, at 902 Houston Street North, Preston, MN.

September is Prepare ..... 
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Don't let the flu bother you!

Mon, Sep 12th, 2011
Posted in Health & Wellness

The best ways to prevent flu are to wash your hands often and get an influenza vaccination. Flu vaccinations are recommended every year regardless of the flu strains placed in the vaccine. Getting a vaccination each year refreshes your body's abilit ..... 
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Medicare steps up enforcement of equal visitation and representation rights in hospitals

Wed, Sep 7th, 2011
Posted in Health & Wellness

Rules finalized last year empower patients to designate their own visitors, including same-sex partners.

Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced new guidance to support enforcement of rules that protect hospital pati ..... 
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Health officials investigate two cases of measles in Dakota County infants

Mon, Aug 22nd, 2011
Posted in Health & Wellness



Importance of vaccination for those traveling to other countries stressed

The Minnesota Department of Health is working closely with Dakota County Public Health and area health care providers in investigating two cases of measles in yo ..... 
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Case of inhalational anthrax

Tue, Aug 9th, 2011
Posted in Health & Wellness

Health officials investigate case of inhalational anthrax from suspected natural environmental exposure

Officials say case does not represent increased risk to general public

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is working with the ..... 
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