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Production of Yellow Fever Vaccine (YF-VAX) in the U.S. has ceased while the manufacturer transitions production to a new facility. San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) will not be receiving more YF-VAX until mid-2018. Yellow fever is a serious disease caused by the yellow fever virus found in certain parts of Africa and South America. Yellow fever is spread through [...]
Three animals (skunks) have tested positive for rabies in Durango. San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) urges residents to stay away from stray and wild animals, check pets’ vaccination status, and take other precautions to avoid rabies. The three rabid skunks found in Durango were located in neighborhoods east of the Animas River at E 2nd Avenue and 11th [...]
The Southwest Colorado Healthcare Coalition is hosting an informative and engaging workshop on Nov. 16, 2017 about the new CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule impacting all healthcare providers. The new CMS Preparedness Rule requires providers receiving Health First Colorado (Medicaid) or Medicare reimbursement to conduct risk assessments, create emergency plans, train staff, and test these plans with disaster response exercises. [...]
Two animals (skunks) have tested positive for rabies in Durango. San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) urges residents to stay away from stray and wild animals, check pets’ vaccination status, and take other precautions to avoid rabies. Rabies is regularly found in Colorado wildlife, especially skunks and bats. Interaction between humans and wild animals, particularly bats, skunks, foxes, and [...]
Open Enrollment is just around the corner and contrary to what you may have heard financial help is still available for 2018. The current administration has decided to end Cost-Sharing Reduction payments - this does NOT eliminate Cost-Sharing Reductions for you. These payments are reimbursements to health insurance companies and do not affect the health insurance premium credits many [...]
In addition to raking leaves and collecting brush, a top priority on your fall chore list should be a review of your health insurance. Changes in family size, income, tax credit opportunities, and available health plans may have occurred in the last year and the window for reevaluation is only from November 1, 2017 to January 12, 2018. If [...]