January 31st 2023 at 12:00 pm
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Pueblo city and county residents may drop-off their real Christmas trees at no cost on select days in January at Pueblo RecycleWorks located at 1595 Stockyard Rd.   Hours and days available: Thursdays and Fridays           January 5, 6, 12, and 13 (1:00 – 6:00 P.M.) Saturdays and Sundays             January 7,8, 14 and 15 (10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.)   Individuals are responsible for unloading trees and removing all decorations, tree stands, wires, and nails before recycling. No wreaths…

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January 31st 2023 at 12:00 pm
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*/ RSV and Flu Season in Pueblo Protect yourself from seasonal viruses like RSV, COVID-19, and Influenza by receiving routine vaccinations and practicing good hygiene! You can prevent seasonal illnesses: Learn More Holiday Food Safety Tips The holiday season is a time for many to cook large meals. Be well this year with these food safety tips! Hear from Megan and Kelli from the Food Safety Team about how to safely cook and handle your holiday meals. Listen Now COVID-19 Data an…

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January 31st 2023 at 12:00 pm
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COVID-19 vaccinations remain widely available throughout Pueblo County Pueblo, CO – On Saturday, December 3, the community COVID-19 vaccination drive-thru site located near the Pueblo Mall will close, after providing critical access to vaccines since January 2021. This shift is part of a return to normal operations, with the goal of having residents seek vaccinations from their medical providers, such as their doctor or local pharmacy. COVID-19 vaccines are still widely available in Pueblo…

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January 31st 2023 at 12:00 pm
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*/ STIs on the Rise STIs are on the rise in Pueblo County, including syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and herpes. GoAskTara.com is a resource created by PDPHE to help the community with resources, info, and direct conversation! Learn More Great American Smokeout The Great American Smokeout on November 17, 2022 challenges smokers to give up cigarettes and e-cigarettes for 24 hours. Listen to a recent podcast from PDPHE about the problem with vaping and more. Listen Now COVID-19 Data an…

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January 31st 2023 at 12:00 pm
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Pueblo, CO October 20, 2022 -Youth zero to five years old and families are invited to Pueblo’s 10th annual Healthy Halloween celebration from 9:00 a.m. – Noon on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at Praise Assembly of God, 2000 Troy Avenue, Pueblo, CO 81001. Halloween costumes are encouraged at this no cost event hosted by local nursing students to celebrate children while providing an event to play.  Healthy Halloween was started by community agencies that work with children who have special needs…

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January 31st 2023 at 12:00 pm
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Wednesday, October 19, 2022 Pueblo, CO – Public health officials announced two adults were hospitalized with influenza (flu) in Pueblo County this past week. Public health tracks many infectious diseases, including flu and notifies the public of cases to protect themselves. Public health only collects data on hospitalized flu cases. Flu data collection began on October 2, 2022. Data will be collected through May 2023. “These two hospitalized flu cases tell us flu is in our community,” said…

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January 31st 2023 at 12:00 pm
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Thursday, October 13, 2022 Pueblo, CO – Public Health Officials in Pueblo stated the importance of getting an influenza (flu) vaccination to prevent the flu, as flu data collection began on October 2, 2022. “It is important to get the flu vaccine each year—for yourself and for the people you love. It helps protect against influenza, a serious disease that can result in hospitalization and even death,” said Jody Carrillo, RN, BSN, MS, program manager at the Pueblo Department of Public Health…

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January 31st 2023 at 12:00 pm
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Data on Website to aid in Substance Use Prevention and Treatment October 11, 2022 – Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment (PDPHE) enhanced and updated its substance use data dashboard to supply a comprehensive summary of substance use in Pueblo County. The updated dashboard compiles data from multiple local partners, including law enforcement agencies, the Coroner’s office, emergency departments, behavioral health agencies, emergency transport services, and harm reduction…

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January 31st 2023 at 12:00 pm
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Public Health working with Community Partners to Reduce Spread of Illness Pueblo, CO September 27, 2022 – The Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment (PDPHE) is working with community partners this fall to increase prevention, testing, and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Pueblo County. This community-wide effort is in response to continued increasing rates of STIs. Bacteria and viruses transmitted through sexual contact are known as STIs. Pueblo County has…

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January 31st 2023 at 12:00 pm
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The Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment (PDPHE) is hosting a Monkeypox vaccine clinic Friday, September 23, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. through 4:00 p.m. in the health department parking lot at 101 W. 9th Street, Pueblo, CO 81003. The vaccination clinic will provide up to 60 vaccinations due to the limited supply of vaccine in Colorado. Appointments are preferred, and drive-ups will be accepted.   Colorado recently expanded the eligibility criteria for monkeypox vaccination to include…

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