Siouxland District Health Department

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Reportable Disease Hotline

To report diseases immediately, use the Iowa Department of Public Health 24/7 disease reporting telephone hotline: 1-800-362-2736. 

 
Want to know when and how to report certain diseases view IDPH's Disease Reporting Poster.

Disease Tracker

Interested in knowing what illnesses are being reported in Woodbury County? Find out by viewing our Disease Tracker.

Radon

Testing your home for radon is easy and inexpensive. Test kits are available at SDHD for only $7. Learn more about radon and testing your home. 

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Smoke Free Housing

Learn more about owning or renting a smoke free apartment and which Woodbury County apartment complexes are smoke free.

Tobacco Prevention

For more information on tobacco prevention, cessation, and environmental changes click here.

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Make sure you are prepared and you bring everything you need. Find out what you should bring with you

IMMUNIZATIONS

Need a copy of your child's immunization record? Click Here. Must have name, date of birth, and a Social Security or Medicaid number.

To schedule an appointment, call 712-279-6119 and ask for the clinic.

Immunization eligibility information for Vaccine for Children's (VFC) program in English and Spanish 

Click here for more information.

All clinics held at SDHD, 1014 Nebraska St.

There is a $15.00 administration fee per child for all non-Iowa Medicaid children receiving vaccinations through our immunization clinics.  We accept cash, check, credit or debit cards for payment at this time. In addition, we are unable to accept children with Hawk-I coverage.  These children should be taken to their physician for immunizations.

  

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What is novel H1N1 flu?

The novel influenza A (H1N1) virus is a unique, never before seen strain of influenza virus. It is currently circulating in the U.S. and other parts of the world.

 

Why is there so much concern about novel H1N1 flu?

Because this is a new virus, no one has immunity. Like seasonal flu, H1N1 can cause severe illness and even death; however, different groups of people may be at a higher risk of getting ill.

 

What are the symptoms of novel flu?

As with seasonal flu people can have a fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue.

Some people also have diarrhea and vomit.

 

What can you do to protect yourself?

  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Always wash hands after coughing or sneezing.
  • Use alcohol based hand gels when hand washing is not possible.
  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue, or your sleeve or elbow.
  • If you feel ill, even if you think you could 'tough it out' at work. Stay home when experiencing temperature over 100 F, coughing, sore throat, extreme tiredness.  
  • Don't send your children to school if they feel ill with symptoms of temperature over 100 F, coughing, sore throat, extreme tiredness.  
  • Contact your health provider if symptoms persist beyond 24hr.

 

What can you do if you are sick?

If you are sick, you should stay home and avoid contact with other people as much as possible to keep from spreading your illness to others.  If you become ill and experience any of the following warning signs, seek emergency medical care.

In children emergency warning signs that need urgent medical attention include:

  • Fast breathing or trouble breathing
  • Bluish skin color
  • Not drinking enough fluids
  • Not waking up or not interacting
  • Being so irritable that the child does not want to be held
  • Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough
  • Fever with a rash

 

In adults, emergency warning signs that need urgent medical attention include:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
  • Sudden dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Severe or persistent vomiting

 

How is the virus spread?

  • This virus is spread when someone who has the virus coughs or sneezes on someone else.
  • You can also pick it up by touching an object, such as a door knob, after an individual who has the virus has touched it.
  • You CAN NOT get the swine flu from eating pork products or being around pigs. 

 

Siouxland District Health Department H1N1 Consent Forms:

English Public Clinic Consent Form for Individuals 6 mo - 49 years old

English Public Clinic Consent Form for Individuals 50 years and over

 

Spanish Public Clinic Consent Form for Individuals 6 mo - 49 years old

Spanish Public Clinic Consent Form for Individuals 50 years and over

 

 Vaccine Information Sheets:

     English 2009 H1N1 Injection

     English 2009 H1N1 Nasal Mist

     Spanish 2009 H1N1 Injection

     Spanish 2009 H1N1 Nasal Mist

     French 2009 H1N1 Injection

     French 2009 H1N1 Nasal Mist

     Somalia 2009 H1N1 Injection

     Somalia 2009 H1N1 Nasal Mist

     Vietnamese 2009 H1N1 Injection

     Vietnamese 2009 H1N1 Nasal Mist

 

Looking for more information on H1N1 Novel Influenza A? 
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)1

Iowa Department of Public Health 

IDPH H1N1 Fact Sheet

 

 

 

 
 
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