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2 years 3 months ago

Rabies vaccination can help your pet

The rabies outbreak in Pueblo that began with skunks is now spreading to household pets. Several have had to be put down, so the city and county are taking action. "Numerous skunks found in the city and in the county that are rabid," said Heather Maio, Director of Environmental...

3 years 9 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...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Whooping Cough confirmed in Pueblo

Two Whooping Cough cases have been confirmed in Pueblo, prompting the health department to issue a warning to parents to make sure their children are vaccinated. The medical name for Whooping Cough is Pertussis. Your children should be up-to-date on their TDaP vaccine and booster shots. If you have...

4 years 1 month ago

Meningitis shots recommended for young people

The Colorado Department of Public Health is recommending vaccinations for meningitis after an outbreak of this deadly disease in Fort Collins. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices routinely recommends meningococcal vaccine for all people at their 11- or 12-year-old checkup. The committee recommends...

4 years 2 months ago

Rabies vaccination clinic offered in Pueblo

With the growing concern of rabies in Colorado Pueblo Animal Services and the Pueblo City-County Health Department want to remind individuals that vaccination against rabies is mandatory for all dogs, cats, and ferrets in Pueblo County. "Rabies cases are rising, 19 animal cases have occurred in Colorado since January...

4 years 7 months ago

Swine flu tougher on diabetics, asthmatics

Swine flu is tougher on patients who also suffer from diabetes and asthma, according to the state health department. Ned Calonge, chief medical officer at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, said, "Colorado is a state with high asthma and diabetes rates, especially among the Latino and...

4 years 9 months ago

Pueblo H1N1 clinic update

The Pueblo County Health Department says more people are able to get an H1N1 vaccination at this Saturday's clinic. Children aged 6 months to 5 years are now able to line up. More health workers are also added to the October 31st clinic eligibility. Here is the...

4 years 10 months ago

Panel backs second cervical cancer vaccine

A federal vaccine advisory panel has voted to recommend a second kind of vaccine against cervical cancer for girls and young women. The government last week licensed the vaccine, Cervarix from GlaxoSmithKline, for marketing in the United States. Merck & Co. has had the vaccine Gardasil on the market...

4 years 10 months ago

Pueblo swine flu vaccine to arrive Friday

The Pueblo City-County Health Department will receive its first shipment of H1N1 swine flu vaccine on Friday. The health deparment will begin vaccinating front-line health workers immediately. The health department has not announced any swine flu vaccine clinics for the public.

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