Board of Health Seeking Members
Are you interested in the health and safety of our community? Mineral County is actively seeking residents of Creede and Mineral County to serve on a Board of Health! A Board of Health is a volunteer panel that plays a vital role in the public health system by providing oversight of Mineral County Public Health, recommending budgets and policies to Mineral County Commissioners.
If you are interested or have questions about this engaging, evolving, and exciting opportunity please contact Scott Lamb at (719)849-3542. You only have to be a resident of Mineral County and WANT to make a difference!
Due to the recent rains this fall, the entire valley is experiencing a high water table. To be proactive, domestic well water should be tested every six months to ensure safe drinking water. Contact a licensed well driller to find out how to test and treat your drinking water. For more information call your local public health agency or go to www.tinyurl.com/slvwellwater. Mineral County Public Health Office has free water testing containers. Come in and pick up your container today, instructions on how to collect sample
and fee for testing services are attached to free container.
Mineral County Evacuation Plan
Flu Shots Available
Firewood is stacked, stove pipe is cleaned, and pantry is stocked, but what about you’re Flu Shot! Come get your vaccination checked off the list. Mineral County Public Health Agency is offering influenza vaccinations September 14th and 23rd 8:00AM- 6:00 PM, or by appointment, for only $20 dollars. It is recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunizations Practices (ACIP) to get a flu shot every year, as the predicted flu strains in the vaccine are changed. Flu season usually begins in October and can last through May. It is important to get vaccinated before the season starts in order to develop adequate immunity, but it is never too late! Our agency is offering the Sanofi Pasteur Fluzone Vaccine which is a preservative free, inactivated (non-live), with no mercury content vaccine.
Influenza—known as the flu—is a virus that is spread person to person by coughing, sneezing, or nasal secretions. True influenza symptoms include high fevers (>101 degrees), runny or stuffy nose, muscle ache and fatigue, cough, sore throat, and headache. The Flu Vaccine and washing your hands are the best prevention against contracting and spreading this disease that kills thousands of people every year.
Please call us at 719-658-2416 or come by if you have any questions. We can bill Medicare, but please bring your card at time of visit as we do not retain patient insurance information.
Thanks, Your Mineral County Public Health
Thank you for the wonderful turn out and all the volunteers! What a success and a great start toward the dental clinic!
Come in for LOW-COST child immunizations
We also offer Adult Immunizations and the Flu Vaccine