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Public Health

Grinnell Regional Public Health offers services to promote and protect the health of
      • Immunization clinics
      • Communicable disease control
      • Child health
      • Women, Infant, Children Nutrition (WIC)
      • Maternal health

Influenza Vaccination Clinics

The annual influenza vaccination clinics hosted by Grinnell Regional Public Health will begin on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, at the Grinnell Athletic Recreation Center, 1606 Penrose St., Grinnell.
 
This large distribution site allows us to welcome the public and begin preventing the spread of influenza. This year, similar to last year, the CDC does not recommend the nasal spray version so Grinnell Regional Public Health will not offer it. CDC is studying why this formulation is not effective and hope it will return in future years. High-dose for those over 65 will be available.
 
September 27: 2 to 5:30 p.m., Grinnell Athletic Recreation Center
October 2: 3:30 to 6 p.m., BGM  School
October 9: 10 to 11 a.m., Brookside South
October 9: 3:30 to 6 p.m., Montezuma School
October 16: 3:30 to 6 p.m., Grinnell Middle School
October 18: 9 to 11 a.m., Mayflower Homes – Carman Center
October 19: 10 to 11:30 a.m., Seeland Park – Social Center
October 23: 3:30 to 6 p.m., Grinnell High School
November 6: 3:30 to 6 p.m., HLV School
November 8: 9 to 11 a.m., Grinnell Regional Public Health, by appointment only
November 13: 9 to 11 a.m., Grinnell Regional Public Health, by appointment only
November 22: 1 to 4:30 p.m., Grinnell Regional Public Health, by appointment only

Immunization Clinics
Public health offers annual influenza vaccination clinics as well as child and adult immunizations. Click here to view the immunization schedule. 

Communicable Disease Control
Public health nurse provides investigation, follow-up, and education for communicable diseases in the community. Staff also provide TB testing and follow-up. 

Child Health
The professional staff will coordinate health care services for children:
      • Assist in obtaining funding for well-child care
      • Assist with finding medical provider
      • Assist with finding dental provider
      • Provide lead screening
      • Offer health education
      • Perform nutrition evaluations
      • Perform social evaluations, and 
      • Refer to other community resources as needed

For more information click here or call us at 641-236-
2385.


Women, Infant, Children Nutrition
The WIC Nutrition service coordinated by Mid-Iowa Community Action provides vouchers for formula, milk, and nutritious food supplies for pregnant women, nursing mothers, and children to five years of age who are financially eligible. 

For more information click here or call us at 641-236-2385.

Maternal Health Program
A staff member will coordinate health services, such as:
      • Assist in obtaining a physician
      • Assist in obtaining appropriate payment source
      • Offer prenatal education
      • Perform social assessment and guidance
      • Provide nutrition and dental evaluation and education, and
      • Supply prenatal vitamins. 

For more information click here or call us at 641-236-2385.