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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--Nov. 24
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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First Flu Cases A Good Reminder to Get Vaccinated Before the Holidays
The community’s first flu cases are a good reminder that everyone who can ought to get a flu vaccine before spending time with family and friends during the holidays. More on flu in Greene County
Get Vaccinated to Protect Against the Flu
Flu season is just around the corner and the best method of protection—not to mention one of the easiest—is the flu vaccine. There are many opportunities to get a flu shot: from doctors’ offices to walk-in clinics, mobile locations to local pharmacies. Click here for specific dates, times and locations
Springfield-Greene County Health Department encourages easy prevention of respiratory illness
In light of several hospitals in Illinois and Missouri recently reporting clusters of severe respiratory illness in children, the Department would like to stress the simple prevention methods that could protect your family during cold and flu season. Read on...