It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Flu Season

If you’ve noticed a dramatic uptick in sneezing, coughing, and tissue waving in the last few weeks, it isn’t a fever dream. Yes, along with the ethereal first dusting of snow, all the Christmas classics back on Netflix, and screamin’ deals on turkey, often comes the holidays’ less celebrated counterpart: flu season. Last year, a [...]

By |2019-12-10T11:59:55-07:00December 9th, 2019|Communicable Disease, Vaccinations|Comments Off on It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Flu Season

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 |2018-08-13T10:17:45-07:00August 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 |2018-04-18T08:47:12-07:00April 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 |2018-04-13T09:35:25-07:00April 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 |2018-03-06T10:27:42-07:00February 26th, 2018|Communicable Disease, Public Service Announcements, Vaccinations|Comments Off on San Juan Basin Public Health Immunization Fee Changes