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    Health District Starting Flu Vaccination on September 3rd

    The 2013-2014 Seasonal Influenza Vaccine will be available at the Health District, 2200 W. 28th Street, Yuma starting September 3rd, 2013.

    08/30/2013 5:00 PM

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    County to host “feed the need” food drive for local, community food bank

    The Yuma County Public Health District is looking to help “stamp out” hunger in Yuma County with a “Feed the Need Food Drive.” Yuma County employees will collect non-perishable food items for the Yuma Community Food Bank between September 5th and October 11th 2013.

    08/30/2013 5:00 PM

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    June 27th is National HIV Testing Day

    In honor of National HIV Testing Day, the Yuma County Public Health Services District encourages everyone to "Know Their Status" by being tested for HIV on June 27th. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is the virus that causes AIDS.


  • National Infant Immunization Week

    The week of April 20th to 27th has been designated as National Infant Immunization Week. Defend your baby against 14 serious childhood diseases, like measles and whooping cough, with the safe, proven protection of vaccines.


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    Got Flu? Easy steps can minimize the risk

    The Yuma County Public Health Services Director, Diana Gomez, encourages the community to get vaccinated and follow the necessary precautions to prevent the flu. While current indications are not alarming, the Yuma County Health Department is prepared for a busy season.

    01/10/2013 3:00 PM

  • Immunization Clinic will have reduced services from Dec. 24 through 31 and resume regular schedule on Jan. 2, 2013


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    Federal and State Vaccine for Children Policy Changes

    Effective October 1, 2012, due to Federal and State Vaccine for Children policy changes, Yuma County Public Health Services District will no longer provide immunizations to “insured” patients 18 years of age and younger. “Insured” is defined as: anyone with insurance that covers the cost of vaccine, even if the insurance includes a deductible or co-pay, or if a claim for the cost of vaccine and its administration fee would be denied for payment by the insurance carrier because the plan’s deductible had not been met.

    10/04/2012 4:15 PM

  • Pledge to Prepare

    This September - Pledge to Prepare

    In support of National Preparedness Month, the Yuma County Public Health Services District and the County Office of Emergency Management are sponsoring a Preparedness Awareness Series during the month of September at the Yuma Main Library from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 11th, 18th, and 25th at the Yuma Main Library.


  • Health Issues - Heat

    It's HOT Outside!

    Extremely hot weather can cause sickness or even death. Yuma County is no stranger to heat. However, during extreme heat events, it is important to take extra precautions and also check on friends and neighbors that may be at increased risk of heat related illness.


  • Back to School Immunizations 2012


  • San Luis WIC Clinic Relocation


  • San Luis Immunization Clinic Relocation


  • Wellton Immunization Clinic Schedule Change


  • Turkey Basics - Safe Cooking


  • Health District Open House


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    Ryan White Quarterly Services Update Meeting to Be Held

    The goal of this meeting is to provide updates regarding Ryan White Services within Yuma/La Paz County and the State of Arizona.


  • Limited Immunization Services


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    Rare Condition Sparks Investigation

    Yuma County, Arizona, and San Luis, Sonora, have recently seen an increase in Campylobacter infection/acute diarrheal illness and Guillain-Barre’ Syndrome within their respective communities.

    07/13/2011 4:00 PM

  • Immunization


    When you see “Get Your Flu Vaccine Here” signs and banners outside pharmacies and in doctor’s offices, you might think, “it’s winter already; isn’t it too late for that?” The answer is no.


  • HIV Aware

    December 1st is World AIDS Day

    The Yuma County Public Health Services District will be commemorating December 1st, World AIDS Day, with a focus on the population aged 50 and older. The theme will be “Many Things Come with Age, HIV Doesn’t Have To Be One of Them.” Health District personnel will offer FREE HIV screening for anyone. Please join us in the fight to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS. The event will be held 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at the Public Health District Building, in the East entrance (room 256), 2200 W. 28th Street. Information will be available regarding HIV/AIDS education, prevention, screening, and testing.

    11/23/2010 12:00 PM

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