Pam Bogue RNC, Administrator
Assistant Administrator/ Immunization Coordinator:
Tara Gonzalez, RN
Public Health Coordinator:
Jackie Regennitter, RNC
Tobacco Prevention Coordinator:
Cassi Skog RN, BSN
Skilled Nursing Care:
All nursing staff
Home Care Aide Supervisor:
Carolyn Armstrong, HCA
Home Care Aide/ Homemaker Staff:
Sharon Buchholz, HCA
Ruth Wogahn, HCA
Linda Ricklefs, HCA
Family STEPS Workers:
Tiffany Smith, BS
Janet Gritten, BS
Public Health and Home Care
East Richland Annex
1709 East Richland Annex
P.O. Box 1332
Storm Lake IA 50588
After Hours: 712-299-3498
If you get the flu, it doesn’t just affect your health. You may expose family, friends, and co-workers to an infection that kills an average of 36,000 people each year in the United States. It is very important to be vaccinated each year to prevent this disease as the flu strains change each year. Buena Vista Public Health and Home Care believes it is important to get vaccinated and provides flu clinics in each community in our county during flu season. We also provide flu vaccinations for school personnel and businesses. Medicare Part B covers the flu shot for all those eligible. Others may choose to pay a minimal fee for the vaccine. Children who meet eligibility requirements may also be covered under Vaccine For Children (VFC) program.
A listing of clinics in our county will be posted during flu season. For additional information or questions feel free to call our office at 712-749-2548.
2012 FLU CLINICS
DATES WHERE TIME
Sept. 18th, 2012 McCord Manor 9:30-10:30
Sept. 20th, 2012 Marathon Comm. Ctr. 10:30-11:30
Downtown Storm Lake, in front of Ressler Drug 5:15pm to 7:15pm or while supplies last.
Sept. 26th, 2012 Rembrandt Fire Station 1pm – 2pm
Sept. 28th, 2012 Albert City City Hall 10:00 – 11:00
Oct. 2nd, 2012 Legion Hall, Sx Rapids 11:00 – 12:00
October 4th, 2012 Don’s Farm Supply, Newell 3:00 – 4:00 pm
October 5th, 2012 Newell Bank 9:00 – 10:00
“ “ “ Alta Comm. Center 1:00 – 2:00
Why get vaccinated? Influenza “Flu” is a contagious disease. It is caused by the influenza virus, which can be spread by coughing, sneezing, or nasal secretions.
Get the vaccine as soon as it is available.
If you have a severe allergy to eggs you should not get the vaccine. A severe allergy to any vaccine component may be a reason not to get the vaccine. Allergic reactions to influenza vaccine are rare.
Mild problems: soreness, redness, or swelling where shot was given, hoarseness, sore red or itchy eyes, cough, fever aches, headache itching fatigue. If the problems occur, they usually begin soon after the shot and last 1-2 days.
Life-threatening allergic reactions from vaccines are very rare. If they do occur, it is usually within a few hours after the shot.
Bring $20.00 or your Medicare Card part b card with you. Humana Gold is NOT accepted.