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Aug 31

RSV- Plan to Prevent It!

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) causes mild, cold-like symptoms for most persons, but infants and older persons are at risk for severe complications, including death. This year, those groups at risk are eligible for treatment to prevent this virus for the upcoming season when RSV typically circulates from late fall to early spring. Ringgold County Public […]

Aug 17

Get Ready for the New School Year!

School will be back in session before you know it! Parents urged to schedule child immunizations now, avoid the back-to-school rush. With the new school year just around the corner, Ringgold County Public Health and the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (Iowa HHS) are reminding all parents to ensure their children are up […]

Aug 17

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month.  The purpose of this observance is to highlight the importance of immunizations, one of the top 20 public health accomplishments of the 20th century, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While immunizations have significantly reduced the incidence of many serious infectious diseases, vaccination rates for some […]

Aug 17

September is Healthy Aging Month

September is a perfect time to celebrate Healthy Aging Month since it is the time when many people think about getting started on new tasks after the summer. Drawing on the “back to school” urge embedded in everyone from childhood, the observance month’s activities are designed to encourage people to rejuvenate and get going on […]