Preventing the Spread of Disease
1. Immunization Clinics for children, adolescents, and adults. Tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, haemophilus influenza (HIB), hepatitis A and B, chickenpox, pneumococcal, HPV, meningococcal, rotavirus, influenza, shingles. All vaccines are given according to state, ACIP, and CDC guidelines. Call the Public Health Office for more information or to make an appointment.
2. Infectious Disease Outbreak Investigation and Control Local Public Health Nurses along with the County Health Officer and the epidemiology team from the Wyoming Department of Health investigate reports of communicable diseases and implement control measures according to state and CDC guidelines.
3. Tuberculosis testing is available to determine whether a person is infected with TB. The tuberculin skin test (TST) is required for health care workers, day care providers, and others. Public Health Nurses can interpret test results and make recommendations for follow-up and treatment if indicated.
4. Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response. The local Public Health Response Coordinator works with the Wyoming Department of Health, Homeland Security, the County Health Officer, local health care providers, and others in the community to prepare for public health threats like bioterrorism and pandemic influenza.