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Pike County Health Department Now Offers Flu Shots & Mist During Walk-In Hours

The Pike County Health Department is urging residents to protect themselves, as well as others this flu season by being proactive and getting vaccinated.

Research has proven that the single best way to prevent the flu is through receiving a flu vaccine every year. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older receive an annual influenza (flu) vaccination. Due to this need the Pike County Health Department strongly urges residents to take advantage of receiving this vaccination and will now be offering the vaccinations during office walk-in hours (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8a-12p & 1-4p.)

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Opportunity for Flu Vaccines at Your Place of Business

Flu Vaccinces at Work

Businesses contact Rhonda Stumbaugh to set up a time for her to come to your place of business to give staff their flu vaccine.

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Breastfeeding Newsletter - "World Breastfeeding Week "

World Breastfeeding Week is August 1-7, 2014. Additionally, Missouri recognizes the whole month of August as Breastfeeding Month. This year’s theme is "Breastfeeding: A Winning Goal for Life", which asserts the importance of increasing and sustaining the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is the optimal way to feed infants and the health benefits can be found in both mother and child throughout their lives. This theme celebrates the team effort needed to help mothers achieve their breastfeeding goals by making breastfeeding easier.

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