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3 years 9 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,...

3 years 10 months 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...

3 years 10 months ago

Third Pueblo skunk tests positive for rabies

A third skunk in Pueblo has tested positive for rabies. The Pueblo City-County Health Department say the latest skunk was found on the Eastside. A spokesperson with the health department did not have an exact location. "This increases the chance rabies will spread to people and pets," stated Dr. Christine...

4 years 4 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 2 months ago

Immunization clinic planned

Free adult vaccinations are being offered from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, June 18, at The Citadel through a partnership with Penrose-St Francis Health Services, the El Paso County Department of Health and Environment, Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) and The Citadel. The additional types of adult vaccines to...

4 years 4 months ago

Pain of shingles can be excruciating

Registered Nurse Diane Ashton specializes in immunizations and she knows the kind of pain that comes from shingles. She had an attack when she was 21. "I did not know what it was," said Ashton. "I knew it was extremely painful to the point that I couldn't really move that...

4 years 4 months ago

Free pneumonia shots available for smokers

Pneumonia vaccine is available at no cost for smokers and those with asthma at the Pueblo City-County Health Department. "In October of 2008, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended that all smokers as well as individuals with asthma, ages 19-64, be vaccinated with the pneumonia vaccine," stated Dr....

4 years 4 months ago

UK goverment cuts swine flu vaccine order

GlaxoSmithKline PLC has agreed to cut the British government's order of H1N1 swine flu vaccine by around a third without penalty. Under an agreement announced Tuesday, the government's order has been capped at 34.8 million doses. It won't pay a cancellation fee after both sides agreed that the...

4 years 6 months ago

Colorado kids get their flu shots

Colorado children are twice as likely to be vaccinated for seasonal flu than children across the country, with 60 percent of kids being immunized. For the H1N1 swine flu, the vaccination rate is 32 percent. That's according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Adults also lined...

4 years 6 months ago

Need $250? Pueblo swine flu contest

Swine flu hasn't completely disappeared, so if you haven't gotten your vaccination yet--the Pueblo City-County Health Department is going all out to grab the attention of young adults. The department is sponsoring a social media contest, "It's a Flu For All" this month, with the winner taking home $250....

4 years 7 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 1 month ago

Vaccine approved to prevent dog cancer

A new drug could give dog's with a certain kind of cancer a little hope now that a pharmaceutical company was given the thumbs up to market the vaccine in the US. Vical Corporation is planning to launch the drug called "Oncept" this weekend at a veterinary conference in Orlando....

4 years 7 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 7 months ago

CDC cautions vigilence in H1N1 battle

The nation continues to see dwindling numebrs in the H1N1 swine flu outbreak, but the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning people to continue good sanitary behavior and get immunized. Dr. Anne Schuchat of the CDC said, "We don't know what's going to happen over the...

4 years 7 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...

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