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posted on December 09, 2009 14:03
Public health officials are encouraging people to get vaccinated against 2009 H1N1 flu before the holidays to help prevent the spread of illness as families and friends gather together. Since last week, the 2009 H1N1 vaccine has been available to Idahoans between the ages of 6 months and 65. Idaho’s local public health districts are now in the process of opening vaccine to all people over the age of 6 months.

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posted on December 04, 2009 09:49

On Thursday, Dec. 3, public health officials met to discuss the increasing supplies of 2009 H1N1 vaccine and agreed to make it available to all Idahoans under the age of 65 immediately, including healthy adults. Prior to this, a limited supply of vaccine forced public health officials to target the vaccine to recommended initial priority groups that included children and young adults under the age of 25, pregnant women and people 25-64 with underlying health conditions.

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posted on December 01, 2009 10:11
A fish consumption advisory for elevated mercury levels in the Silver Creek watershed in south-central Idaho near Picabo is being lifted due to the discovery of a calculation error by an analytical lab.

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posted on November 30, 2009 11:36

Nearly 1,200 Idahoans live with HIV or AIDS, with more than 50 new cases reported in Idaho in 2009. People can show support for those affected, their families, caregivers and friends – and take advantage of HIV testing – at a number of events around the state on Tuesday, World AIDS Day.

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posted on November 25, 2009 11:53
  Idaho 2009 H1N1 Weekly Update: November 25   With the start of the holiday season this week, influenza-like illness will likely continu...

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