Public Health Nursing Offers Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinics
The 2020 flu season is right around the corner and the Wyoming Department of Health is urging residents to get their flu shots. It is nearly impossible to predict the severity of the flu season ahead of time, but we can always predict that it is coming. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, reducing the spread of respiratory illnesses, like flu, this fall and winter is more important than ever.
Flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Flu symptoms can be very similar to COVID-19 symptoms. Symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, and fatigue.
The best way to prevent flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year. Flu vaccinations are recommended for most individuals over 6 months of age. Flu vaccines cause antibodies to develop in the body about two weeks after vaccination. These antibodies provide protection against infection with the viruses that are used to make the vaccine.
Thank you for making our >65 year old clinics so successful last week! Public Health administered 400 doses of flu vaccine to individuals over the age of 65 at our Marbleton & Pinedale Drive-Thru events! This means that we are sold out of the senior vaccine but we have plenty of our regular flu shots left (see information below).
· Fluzone Quadrivalent Vaccine—this vaccine is approved for individuals 6 months and older. A quadrivalent influenza (flu) vaccine is designed to protect against four different flu viruses, including two influenza A viruses and two influenza B viruses. Cost $20/dose—will bill to insurance, cash, or check accepted. Please see dates below for community events.
· Public Health can bill Medicare, BCBS, Cigna, & UMR Insurance. We also have State doses for children under age 18 years that are uninsured, underinsured, or have Medicaid/Kid Care Chip. Please fill out insurance information on your pre-registration sheet.
· Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sublette County is going to offer Drive-Thru Flu Vaccine Clinics. This will be an effort to get everyone vaccinated in a safe way! Please come to our large events this year—we will have very limited appointment availability at our office.
Sublette County Public Health is Offering
Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinics!
Scheduled Flu Clinics:
· Tuesday, October 6th,2020 2PM—6PM Community Clinic (All Ages)
Southwest Sublette County Pioneers Senior Citizen Center
429 East 1st Street, Marbleton WY
· Thursday, October 8th, 2020 2PM—6PM Community Clinic (All Ages)
Rendezvous Pointe Senior Center
425 East Magnolia, Pinedale WY
· Fridays--October 9th & October 16th, 2020 2-5PM
Sublette County Public Health Office (Watch for signs in front of our office)
619 East Hennick Street, Pinedale WY
MASKS: Everyone in the car is required to wear a mask.
PATIENT SAFETY: Please stay in your vehicle. Watch for signs—there will be traffic attendants directing flow of traffic into the event. Plan to stay 15 minutes after your vaccination to monitor for any reactions.
SEATING: The patients receiving the vaccine must be seated next to an accessible door. We will not be entering the vehicle to give any vaccinations. Please wear a short sleeve shirt.
STAY HOME IF SICK: If you have symptoms like fever, cough, congestion, loss of smell—do not come to this clinic!
PAPERWORK: Please complete your pre-registration paperwork before you arrive for your flu shot appointment—find copies available at your local Senior Center, Public Health Office, or go to https://drive.google.com/file/d/11TOxnU6MbzChVQdC58cDW4CA7jWd1ezG/view to print off a copy to bring with you.
Public Announcement September 8, 2020
Starting September 14, 2020, Sublette County School District #9 will be implementing FREE meals district wide in response to the extension of USDA waivers. Details for meal pick up for those who have chosen that option will be emailed to parents that have signed up. The sign up deadline is 9/9/2020. The sign up form can be found on our website at www.sublette9.org/food-service.
These waivers currently extend this program through December 2020, however please know that we may have to go back to regular service at any time, with very little notice depending on a number of factors. For this reason, we still need to have free and reduced meal applications completed and in place by October 1st. That count is also used for multiple other programs and funding sources, including Title 1 and at risk funding in the school funding model, as well as impacting whether we qualify for other federal funding, so it is very important! If applications are not completed by October 6th, any students that remain will go to paid status and will have to pay full price as soon as we return to regular service. We don’t want this to happen to students or parents, so we highly encourage families that qualify to fill out a current free and reduced application as soon as possible, if they have not already done so. Instructions to fill out the online application and eligibility information are also on our website at www.sublette9.org/food-service or you may pick up a paper application at any of the school offices.
•Meals will only be available for regularly scheduled school days. No in-service, weekend, or holiday meals.
•Students are only allowed one breakfast and one lunch per day.
•All meals will meet USDA requirements.
Questions may be directed to Angie Clifford, Food Service Director at 307-276-3324 ext 4142 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sublette County School District #9 is an equal opportunity provider.
Annual Public Notification of Nondiscrimination
Sublette County School District #9 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations. Sublette County School District #9 Career and Technical Education department does not discriminate in enrollment or access to any of the programs available, including but not limited to, CTE Pathway Restaurants & Food/Beverage Services, Early Childhood Development & Services, Network Systems, Production and Visual Arts. The lack of English language skills shall not be a barrier to admission or participation in the activities and programs. The Sublette County School District #9 also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices. This notice is provided as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding these laws may be forwarded to the designated compliance coordinator(s). Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, and ADA may be referred to Sublette County School District #9, Civil Rights Coordinator, PO Box 769, Big Piney, WY 83113, or the Office for Civil Rights, Region VIII, U.S. Department of Education, Federal Building, Suite 310, 1244 Speer Blvd., Denver, Colorado 80204-03582, (303) 844-5695 or TDD (303)-844-3417, OCR.Denver@ed.gov.
CONSOLIDATED GRANT MEETING
Sublette County School District Number Nine will be holding its Consolidated Grant Meeting on Wednesday, 5/6/20 at 3:00 pm. Interested staff members or patrons of the district are invited to attend via ZOOM or in some other teleconferencing means upon request. To make a request to attend please contact NaCole at 307-276-3322.