Tag: h1n1

The Health Desk: Thursday, Feb. 25

– Local News: RMH experts to speak at Free Heart Symposium – Local News: Free H1N1 shots available at RMH – Study: Socioeconomic status can affect life expectancy    Edited by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net    Local News: RMH experts to speak at Free Heart Symposium RMH will hold its third annual “Matters of the Heart” […]


Free H1N1 flu shots at the Y

   Story by Chris Graham www.waynesboroymca.com The Waynesboro Health Department and the Waynesboro YMCA are teaming up to offer free H1N1 flu shots on Saturday, Feb. 13. The flu shots will be done in the Lucy Coyner Gymnasium at the YMCA from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The relative silence on H1N1 in recent weeks […]


Health officials: Beware of third wave of H1N1

   Staff Report News tips: freepress2@ntelos.net Although influenza-like illness visits to emergency departments are decreasing, and more than 1.2 million doses of H1N1 vaccine has been administered throughout the state of Virginia, public-health officials are continuing to stress the great importance of members of the community receiving their H1N1 vaccine. The Virginia State Health Commissioner, […]


RMH: Free flu shots for donations to Food Bank

  Staff Report News tips: freepress2@ntelos.net Beginning Saturday, Jan. 23, RMH will offer free H1N1 influenza immunizations to those who bring a non-perishable food donation for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. The free shots will be available to those age six months and up at the RMH flu clinic, located at 51B Burgess Road […]


RMH: Temporary visitation restrictions continue

  Staff Report News tips: freepress2@ntelos.net The temporary hospital visitation restrictions recently put in place at RMH to help prevent the spread of flu will stay in effect throughout the winter, according to RMH infection prevention specialists. “The temporary visitation restrictions were established to provide a safe and caring atmosphere for our patients,” explained Becky […]


RMH to close flu clinic

Due to a significant decrease in influenza activity in the area, the RMH Flu Care Clinic will be closed after Friday, Nov. 13. The clinic will reopen when and if flu activity increases, according to Terri Huffman, director, Primary Care Services. “Flu activity typically hits in several waves,” Huffman explained. “We are especially concerned about […]


RMH implements temporary visitor guidelines

To help protect vulnerable populations from the H1N1 influenza that is prevalent in the community, RMH is implementing temporary visitation guidelines beginning today, Monday, Oct. 26. The visitor restrictions are as follows: – Children and young people under age 18 may not visit patients in the hospital. – Adult visitors are limited to two per […]


H1N1 vaccines on way to Virginia

State Health Commissioner Karen Remley, M.D., MBA has announced that the first shipments of novel H1N1 influenza vaccine are on the way to Virginia. The first “routine” shipment of novel H1N1 vaccine to Virginia is being preceded by a small shipment, expected to arrive within the next week, that will allow the vaccination of individuals […]


Health commissioner discusses H1N1 prep

State Health Commissioner Karen Remley, M.D., MBA today visted Grove Park Preschool in Danville, to discuss state preparations against the H1N1 virus and to see first hand how schools and local health departments are working together to prepare for the fall flu season. Joining Dr. Remley were Sherman H. Saunders, Mayor of the City of […]


Chamber, RMH aiding business in prepping for H1N1

The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce and Rockingham Memorial Hospital will offer a seminar on “Preparing your Business for H1N1” on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 8 a.m. at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community in Harrisonburg.


Lab confirms two H1N1 cases in Greater Augusta

Two state lab-confirmed cases of the H1N1 virus have been confirmed in school-aged children in the Greater Augusta area, the Central Shenandoah Health District reported today. Health District Director Dr. Doug Larsen reminds local residents that basic precautions involving hygiene etiquette can prevent the spread of the pandemic swine flu.


State, feds, president talk H1N1 preparedness

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine today announced measures Virginia is undertaking to protect against the H1N1 flu virus. The state has developed an H1N1 action plan and vaccination will be a key part of the effort to protect Virginians. The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) expects to begin immunizations among particularly susceptible groups upon receipt of […]


Health director urges continued vigilance against swine flu

Central Shenandoah Health District Director Dr. Doug Larsen said today that local residents need to continue to protect themselves against the H1N1 flu virus, with new cases being confirmed each week in the state. The Virginia Department of Health is closely monitoring the outbreak to keep Virginians informed of this rapidly evolving public health issue.


News from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

– Remarks by the president after meeting with energy CEOs – H1N1 preparedness summit set – Statement from the President on the 45th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act