Public Health

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Don't forget to get your flu shot this year! Join us at our drive-thru clinics this October. See the flyer below for more information.

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We invite you to watch this short video from CBS Sunday Morning. This segment explains the role of public health in society and examines some of the challenges we face. 


September 1, 2022 - Update COVID-19 Boosters

Yesterday, August 31st, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the use of both Moderna and Pfizer bivalent COVID-19 vaccines as single booster doses for ages 12 and older. The new bivalent vaccines will provide greater protection against the Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 variants that are prevalent within our community.

However, with the authorization of these new vaccines, the FDA also removed the authorization to use the monovalent vaccines as booster doses for ages 12 and older. This means that the Health Department will be unable to administer booster doses for those age 12 and older until we receive the new bivalent vaccines. The monovalent vaccines are still authorized for use as vaccines for the primary series as well as boosters for ages 5-11.

The Health Department will contact individuals currently scheduled for boosters to postpone their appointments until the new vaccines arrive. Once we receive the new updated boosters, another news release will be issued to inform the community and booster scheduling will resume for those who wish to receive them.

For more information, please read our press release linked HERE

For more information about the FDA's authorization process and the new bivalent vaccines, read the FDA's press release HERE



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Health Department Public Health Update

The Public Health Update is the City-Cowley County Health Department's twice-monthly publication focusing on the latest in public health. Each issue will be distributed to the community via social media and this website. With this format, we seek to better engage the community and bring into focus the many services that we provide. The updates will cover many topics including local and public health news, Health Department program highlights, upcoming events, and more!

The next issue will be released October 7, 2022.

Click the link below for the latest Public Health Update:

Public Health Update Vol. 1 Is. 14 - September 23, 2022

For previous issues of the Public Health Update, click the link below for our archive page:

Public Health Update Archives

If you are looking for information on a specific topic, please use the navigational pages on the left. Can't find what you're looking for? Call us directly or visit us at our offices using the information below.


We have two offices for your convenience located in Winfield 2and Arkansas City.

 

City-Cowley County Health Department
320 E 9th Ave. Suite B
Winfield, KS 67156
(620)-221-1430

 

City-Cowley County Health Department
115 E. Radio Lane
Arkansas City, KS 67005
(620)-442-3260

 

General Information
Phone Numbers
620-221-1430 620-442-3260
Emergencies: Dial 911
Location
320 E 9th Ave
Suite B
Winfield,
KS
67156

Office Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Immunization Clinic Hours
Monday: 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. Wed: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
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