Rogers County Health Department is doing more than COVID testing. This week the health department shared a few things they want the community to know, that aren’t about the pandemic.
1. Is the health department offering back to school immunizations?
Yes, our Back to School Immunization Event is Monday, Aug. 3rd, 3 - 7 p.m. at health dept.; However the process will look different -we are asking for parents to please bring their child's shot record and call ahead to ensure availability. Everyone will be required to wear a mask, if you have one please bring it, if not one will be provided. Only one adult will be allowed inside the building at a time with the child. All other children should wait outside with another adult until their turn.
2.Is the health department offering STD screenings?
Yes, the clinic is screening patients with symptoms of STDs
3. What mental health resources does the health department recommend?
Grand Lake Mental Health, Creoks, and Rogers County Youth Services are our partners in Rogers County. Parkside in Tulsa is also on our Rogers County Healthy Community Partnership committee, and our Child Guidance department at the health department is still offering counseling services for children 13 and under.
4.While the RoCo 5K program is on hold- what walking/fitness resources do you suggest instead?
There are lots of options live on Facebook and virtually for free and are easy to find with a search for their exercise of interest; Claremore Recreation Center had several of theirs posted and might be on their FB page archives; I am willing to share a past RoCo Fit progressive walk/run schedule if anyone wants to do it on their own.
5.Will the health department be offering flu shots this year?
Yes, we will be offering flu shots, however we do not know what the process will be or when we will begin.
All departments are still offering some of their services (in person and virtually): Sooner Start, child guidance, WIC, immunizations, family planning, Senior Companions. Restaurants are being safety inspected regularly
Bonus: Pets need to be up to date on their rabies shots and be given by a licensed veterinarian
Everyone should continue striving for a more healthy lifestyle - eating healthy, being physically active and tobacco/e-cig free.
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