Tag: Saint Louis County Department of Public Health

Stop the suck: Saint Louis County Department of Public Health lists ways to protect yourself from ticks this summer season

Photo by John Tann As temperatures continue to rise in the area, St. Louis County health officials have released information that hopes to put you and your family out of the way of ticks who could be carrying diseases, such as Lyme disease. Saint Louis County Department of Public Health warns that Lyme disease can be carried by the insects, and once latched on could spread to a person who the tick is feeding on. Typical […]

RELEASE: Free STI and HIV screenings planned for World AIDS Day

Every year, World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, is observed to give people an opportunity to reflect on the impact that HIV and AIDS have had on people and nations throughout the world. It also serves as an opportunity to unify in response to the epidemic, increase awareness, celebrate the great strides made in prevention, care, and treatment, support people living with AIDS, and honor those that have been lost to AIDS. The goal is an […]

St. Louis County awarded $1 million to combat opioid epidemic

In order to fight the opioid epidemic that’s affecting the lives of St. Louis County residents, the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health has been awarded two grants from the U.S. Department of Justice. The two grants, totaling $1 million will be used to fund efforts over a three-year period, according to St. Louis County officials. St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger said this funding will help reduce the number of victims in the county. […]

Saint Louis County Department of Public Health to Host Influenza Vaccination Clinics

St. Louis, MO – (September 7, 2017) – As flu season approaches, the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health will be hosting three flu vaccination clinics during September. While there are other ways to help prevent seasonal flu, getting vaccinated is critical to protecting the health of individuals and their community as a whole. “It is recommended by the CDC that anyone six months of age and older, get the influenza vaccination,” said Dr. […]