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Get Vaccinated to Protect Against the Flu 
Flu season is officially here. But it's not to late for the best method of protection—not to mention one of the easiest—the flu vaccine. For most people, there are many opportunities to get a flu shot: from doctors’ offices to walk-in clinics, from mobile locations to local pharmacies.
Information on the number of flu cases in our area, as well as flu vaccination locations and other flu questions is available here.

Ebola Information
Our community is prepared for whatever public health threat may come our way. While an Ebola case locally is certainly a remote possibility, we do not feel there is any reason for the public to be concerned. 
That said, an educated community is a healthier community. More information on Ebola, including symptoms and prevention efforts, is available at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website here.

New Missouri Food Code Video, Resources
For an overview of the new Missouri food code, as well as information about norovirus, the ProStart Program, the local food advisory committee and other food safety resources, see this recording of a previous food class. 

Healthy Opportunities
Check out our round-up of great opportunities for you to get and stay healthy that are happening in the Springfield area. The events and programs highlighted on this page with change periodically so be sure to check back for new opportunities to live a healthier, happier life.

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Daily Pollen Counts Resume for 2015
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Climbing flu numbers prompt hospital visitor restrictions
With confirmed flu cases continuing to climb at historic rates in Greene County, the Springfield Health Department and the healthcare community have opted to implement visitor restrictions to hospital facilities in our area. More on flu in Greene County
Jump in numbers a sign flu season in full swing
With a large jump in reported flu cases, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is reminding citizens of the importance of the influenza vaccine. Learn More