Health And Fitness

Benton County Public Health Clinic Vaccine Schedule

Benton County Public Health Clinic.Virginia Gay Hospital 502 North 9th Ave, Vinton IA. Check-in at front entrance registration  COVID19 Vaccine Clinics: Wednesday, June 7th , 2023, 11am-3pm: Vaccine Clinic for adults Pfizer/Moderna Friday, June 9th , 2023, 5pm-9pm: Vaccine Clinic for all ages Pfizer/Moderna

Hawkeye Community College to Host Health Careers Open House June 14

Hawkeye Community College will host a Health Careers Open House on Wednesday, June 14, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in Tama Hall on Hawkeye’s Main Campus, 1501 E. Orange Road, Waterloo, Iowa.The need for skilled healthcare workers has never been greater. For example, Iowa Workforce Development projects that Iowa must staff 9,000 additional home health and personal care aids and 2,500 additional nurses each year to keep up with demand.

Free "Welcome to Medicare" Seminar 7/29/23

A "Welcome to Medicare" FREE Seminar will be held at the following time and location.Date: Saturday, July 29th, 2023. Time: 9 am-11 amLocation:Vinton Family Medical Clinic 504 North 9th Ave Vinton, Iowa 52349 Registration is required. Call 319-472-6230 to register. Seating is limited.  

Benton County Public Health Clinic Schedule

Virginia Gay Hospital 502 North 9th Ave, Vinton IA. Check-in at front entrance registration  COVID19 Vaccine Clinics: Wednesday, May 31st , 2023, 5pm-9pm: Vaccine Clinic for all ages Pfizer/Moderna Friday, June 2nd , 2023, 5pm-9pm: Vaccine Clinic for all ages Pfizer/Moderna Saturday, June 3rd , 2023, 8am-Noon: Vaccine Clinic for all ages Pf

Virginia Gay Hospital helps community members stay sun safe this summer!

The Iowa Cancer Consortium, in partnership with the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services, will distribute over 80 gallons of sunscreen through its Sun-Safety Community Project this summer. As a 2023 awardee, Virginia Gay Hospital received 2 OF THE GALLONS of sunscreen for visitors to use at our Party in Pink 5K on June 16th, at VGH Party in the Park booth on June 17th and other community events throughout the summer.

Three Iowa Lakes have Swimming Warnings

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has issued swimming warnings for three state parks in its first beach report of the year.Due to the high bacteria levels, the department does not recommend swimming in the following lakes: Union Grove State Park in Tama CountyLake Keomah State Park in Mahaska CountySouth Lake of Pine Lake State Park in Hardin County.

May 2023 Benton County Public Health Clinic Schedule

Benton County Public Health Clinic.Virginia Gay Hospital 502 North 9th Ave, Vinton IA. Check-in at front entrance registration  COVID19 Vaccine Clinics: Tuesday, May 23rd,  2023, 5pm-9pm: Vaccine Clinic for all ages Pfizer/Moderna Wednesday, May 24th, 2023, 5pm-9pm: Vaccine Clinic for all ages Pfizer/Moderna Friday, Ma

Caregiver 101: Medicaid Elderly Waiver Class

Heritage Area Agency on aging will present a class entitled, "Caregiver 101:Medicaid Elderly Waiver." The event will be held in the Virginia Gay Hospital Clinic Conference Room. on Monday, June 5, from 10-11:30 a.m.Get the services and support your loved one deserves in the comfort of home. Attend via Zoom or at a viewing site to learn about the Medicaid Elderly Waiver application process.

LACK OF SEAT BELT USE, DEADLY ON IOWA ROADS

The Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau is urging Iowans to buckle up during the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Click It or Ticket high-visibility enforcement effort. The national seat belt campaign, which coincides with the Memorial Day holiday, is May 22-June 4, 2023.In 2022, 55% of traffic fatalities in Iowa were unbelted or unknown.

Vinton Public Library shares resources for Mental Health Awareness Month

The Vinton Public Library has partnered with Virginia Gay Hospital and Benton County Public Health to provide a display of mental health resources for individuals in our community. Feel free to stop in and check out the selection and if you need help to locate more resources, feel free to ask one of the librarians for assistance in locating th
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