Tag Archives: Alachua County Health Department

Florida Mosquito Population Hits Six-Year High

By on September 27th, 2013 | Last updated: September 27, 2013 at 10:45 am

In response to data indicating unusually high levels of disease-carrying mosquito populations, the Alachua County Health Department is reminding people to take protective measures.

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Deadline Extended For Alachua Students To Receive Free Flu Vaccines

By on September 16th, 2013 | Last updated: September 17, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Parents of Alachua County students have 10 extra days to consent to free flu vaccines, which will be administered in schools at the start of October.

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How Alachua County Students Can Receive Free Vaccines

By on August 12th, 2013 | Last updated: August 16, 2013 at 9:36 am

The program gives children free shots up to the age of 18. If children have health insurance, their insurance companies will only be billed vaccine administrative fees. The vaccines are given at no cost.

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Free Back-To-School Immunization Clinic in Alachua County Aug. 3

By on August 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: August 2, 2013 at 7:01 am

The Alachua County Health Department is holding a back-to-school immunization clinic on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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Tattoo parlors face cost hurdles to comply with new Florida statutes

By on February 4th, 2013 | Last updated: February 4, 2013 at 3:21 pm

After a statue went into affect a year ago, tattoo parlors in Florida are now being held to higher standards when it comes to regulation.

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New clinic to serve low-income patients

By on November 27th, 2012 | Last updated: November 28, 2012 at 10:45 am

A clinic southwest of Gainesville will serve patients from low-income families. The project is lead by Southwest Advocacy Group.

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Health department, in wake of West Nile, urges locals to take precautions

By on November 14th, 2012 | Last updated: December 13, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Paul Myers, administrator for the Alachua County Department of Health, urges residents to take precautions around their homes to ward of mosquitoes, as well as when they are walking around at dusk and dawn. Three potential cases of West Nile Virus have recently been reported to the department.

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New tattoo regulations could affect state industry, blood banks

By on November 5th, 2012 | Last updated: November 6, 2013 at 5:35 pm

Florida’s tattoo industry will be regulated by state and local health departments as part of a new rule aimed at increasing blood donations.

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Punk rock fans leave Gainesville with fond memories and strong sickness after The Fest

By on November 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: November 2, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Fest 11 came to a conclusion last weekend, and fans are still feeling the effects.

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Nasal vaccine to be offered in local schools

By on September 24th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Alachua County students can sign up to receive free Flu Mist, a nasal spray that can be taken in place of the flu shot.

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