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Hamilton County Board of Health updated on flu clinics
Posted: Oct 18 2013 by ppowers

 Hamilton County residents are responding to the message of the county health department to get their flu shot. At their meeting Thursday afternoon the Hamilton County Public Health Director Shelby Kroona informed the board that there has been a good turnout for the series of clinics across the county since it started in late September. Kroona informed the board that the county health department ordered 500 of the high dose flu vaccine for this year's vaccination with 160 doses left. Residents are reminded that there will be flu shot clinics today (Friday,October 18) at Windsor Manor in Webster City from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. and at the Webster City Lions Pancake Day this Sunday at the middle school from 10 until 12 noon. The cost of getting a flu shot is $25 for the regular vaccine and $50 for the high dose. Residents age 65 and older are asked to bring with them their Medicare card to the clinic. 

The public health board approved a contract with Humana for the Senior Bridge program for residents 65 and older. There will be two programs. The first one is a transition care program with the second one being a long term in home care program. Both of the programs is to provide necessary care in the home after a stay in the hospital. Another contract approved by the Hamilton County health board was for a Safety Net provider program with Webster County. Both counties will be applying for a grant to assist with care programs directed at the elderly and those with mental health issues.

The Hamilton County Personnel Policy was adopted by the health board. With the adoption, the Hamilton County Public Health staff will be a part of the employee relations committee. A discussion on the purchase of new chairs for the public health building was tabled until the next scheduled meeting on Thursday, November 21 at 5:00 p.m.

 Hamilton County residents are responding to the message of the county health department to get their flu shot. At their meeting Thursday afternoon the Hamilton County Public Health Director Shelby Kroona informed the board that there has been a good turnout for the series of clinics across the county since it started in late September. Kroona informed the board that the county health department ordered 500 of the high dose flu vaccine for this year's vaccination with 160 doses left. Residents are reminded that there will be flu shot clinics today (Friday,October 18) at Windsor Manor in Webster City from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. and at the Webster City Lions Pancake Day this Sunday at the middle school from 10 until 12 noon. The cost of getting a flu shot is $25 for the regular vaccine and $50 for the high dose. Residents age 65 and older are asked to bring with them their Medicare card to the clinic. 

The public health board approved a contract with Humana for the Senior Bridge program for residents 65 and older. There will be two programs. The first one is a transition care program with the second one being a long term in home care program. Both of the programs is to provide necessary care in the home after a stay in the hospital. Another contract approved by the Hamilton County health board was for a Safety Net provider program with Webster County. Both counties will be applying for a grant to assist with care programs directed at the elderly and those with mental health issues.

The Hamilton County Personnel Policy was adopted by the health board. With the adoption, the Hamilton County Public Health staff will be a part of the employee relations committee. A discussion on the purchase of new chairs for the public health building was tabled until the next scheduled meeting on Thursday, November 21 at 5:00 p.m.

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