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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 […]

Sep 19

Influenza Vaccination Clinics Scheduled

Influenza season is upon us again.  Ringgold County Public Health will provide vaccinations on the following dates: Thursday, October 3, 10:00 AM – noon and 1:00-4:00 PM at the Public Health Office Friday, October 4, 8:00 AM – noon at the Public Health Office Monday, October 7, 2:30 – 4:30 PM at Shopko in Mt. […]

Jul 26

Find Fitness in the Garden

Reaching.  Stretching.  Bending.  Does that sound like your exercise class, or could it be you in the garden?  Gardening can be just as beneficial in building endurance, balance, flexibility and strength as an exercise class.  In fact, calories used from one hour of active gardening are roughly the same as calories from one hour of […]

Jul 26

Mount Ayr Pool Open and Better than Ever!

What better place to get active in the summer heat than the local pool?  The City of Mount Ayr and pool staff worked hard to reopen the pool this summer.  Ringgold County Public Health collaborated with the city to complete a physical activity assessment for the community.  This assessment was used to locate funds to help rebuild the […]