San Juan Basin Public Health Reminds Residents to Take Precautions to Prevent Rabies Exposures

San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) reports that two bats have tested positive for rabies over the past month in La Plata County. Bats are by far the most common carriers of rabies in Colorado. When a potential bat exposure occurs, SJBPH has strict guidance when recommending post-exposure treatment.  If a bat has been present [...]

By |2018-08-13T10:17:45+00:00August 13th, 2018|Communicable Disease, Public Service Announcements, Vaccinations|Comments Off on San Juan Basin Public Health Reminds Residents to Take Precautions to Prevent Rabies Exposures

April is STD Awareness Month

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are at an all-time high. San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) encourages anyone who is sexually active to take control of their sexual health by getting and staying informed. The Sexual Health Clinic at SJBPH provides confidential STD counseling and testing for HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HPV, herpes, and [...]

By |2018-04-18T08:47:12+00:00April 18th, 2018|Communicable Disease, Sexual Health Clinic, Vaccinations|Comments Off on April is STD Awareness Month

Prevent Animal-borne (Zoonotic) Disease

As summer approaches, San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) reminds residents that the risk of contracting certain animal-borne diseases increases. Zoonotic diseases are more common during warm weather months when humans and animals are frequently in close contact. SJBPH stresses the importance of controlling the presence of rodents and mosquitoes around homes as well as [...]

By |2018-04-13T09:35:25+00:00April 13th, 2018|Communicable Disease, Public Service Announcements, Vaccinations|Comments Off on Prevent Animal-borne (Zoonotic) Disease

San Juan Basin Public Health Immunization Fee Changes

The prices for travel vaccines and private pay vaccines at San Juan Basin Public Health’s (SJBPH) Immunization Clinic were both increased and decreased based on the manufacture prices and administration fees.  These new prices went into effect Feb. 1, 2018. SJBPH still offers travel consultations, all travel immunizations, and low or no cost vaccines [...]

By |2018-03-06T10:27:42+00:00February 26th, 2018|Communicable Disease, Public Service Announcements, Vaccinations|Comments Off on San Juan Basin Public Health Immunization Fee Changes

HPV Vaccine Is Cervical Cancer Prevention

Every year in the U.S., human papillomavirus (HPV) causes 30,700 cancers in men and women and each day, 33 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer. During Cervical Health Awareness Month, San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) reminds young adults and parents that the HPV vaccine is cancer prevention. Vaccination is recommended for boys and [...]

By |2018-03-15T14:34:33+00:00January 19th, 2018|Public Service Announcements, Sexual Health Clinic, Vaccinations|Comments Off on HPV Vaccine Is Cervical Cancer Prevention
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