Tag Archives: Alachua County Health Department

RISING ABOVE: Gainesville Woman Empowers Others Living With HIV/AIDS

By on April 16th, 2015 | Last updated: April 16, 2015 at 7:39 am

Marvene Edwards tested positive for HIV in 1987. The 31-year-old mother of four was beaten, raped and shot in the head after walking home alone one night. She lived a life of drug and alcohol abuse for nearly a decade, but today she’s giving back to others with HIV/AIDS in the community.

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Alachua County Health Department Prepared For Potential Spread Of Measles

By on February 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: February 3, 2015 at 11:21 am

Four individuals have traveled through Florida while infected with measles. The Alachua County Health Department says they are fully prepared to fight off the spread of the virus.

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Alachua Updates Parking Lots With LED Technology

By on November 21st, 2014 | Last updated: November 21, 2014 at 12:17 pm

The Alachua County Energy Management team will be upgrading lights in all county-owned building parking lots to light-emitting diode (LED). The county estimates the new update will save the county a total of $10,000 annually on electricity bills.

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UF Grad Student Hospitalized with Meningitis

By on October 7th, 2014 | Last updated: October 7, 2014 at 2:09 pm

An unidentified University of Florida grad student was diagnosed and hospitalized with meningitis.

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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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