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American Heart Association
Last year's vaccine prevented the equivalent of a full NFL
stadium from flu-related hospitalizations. So far this
flu season Indiana has had 3 reported Flu related deaths.
Itís not too late to get vaccinated!
Contact the Ripley County Health Dept. today to Schedule
your appointment at 812-689-0508
Children's Flu Vaccine: Free
Adult Flu Vaccine: $10.00 is appreciated
smoke-free air law begins July 1, 2012 and
every county in Indiana will be covered by a
smoke-free air law. More Hoosiers will be
protected from the dangers of secondhand
Nearly all public places
in the state, including restaurants and
other workplaces, will be smoke-free. Visit
www.breatheindiana.com/ to help
understand the new law.
Indiana's new smoke-free air policies
The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) maintains an
Immunization Information System known as CHIRP (Children and
Hoosierís Immunization Registry Program). The purpose of CHIRP
is to collect, forecast, manage, and share vaccine data to
registered medical providers in Indiana. A provider may include
private medical facilities, local health departments, hospitals,
schools, and pharmacies. The program is run under the Indiana
Code 16-38-5 which allows for providers and their designees to
access data from CHIRP. In addition an individual also may
access their personal or their dependents vaccine record from
either the registered CHIRP provider or directly from the
Indiana State Department of Health
In recent years, public health agencies across
the country have been overwhelmed by complaints about bed bugs.
The Ripley County Health Department works closely with the
Indiana State Department of Health Epidemiology Center.
Although, bed bug bites can cause considerable
discomfort and loss of sleep, bed bugs
do not transmit disease,
therefore, there are currently no regulations or resources
available to assist with control of bed bug infestations.
Facts About Bed Bugs
Bed bugs do not transmit disease after feeding on multiple hosts.
Bed bugs are spread through the acquisition of infested second-hand
furniture or by hitch-hiking on items.
Bed Bugs can be found even in very clean environments.
There are other bugs that look like bed bugs. Before treating
an infestation, it is very important to correctly identify that bug.
Insect repellents are not effective against bed bugs.
Bed bugs feed at night.
No one is at school during the night. Hitchhikers may be
possible but infestation is not likely.
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