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Health officials say now is the time to get boosted with the latest COVID vaccine.
Fentanyl overdoses are significantly increasing due to its abuse, illegal usage and even accidental usage due to its low cost. Read more.
El Paso County Coroner Leon Kelly is monitoring fentanyl deaths in children and teens. He explains that while Naloxone can save some lives, substance use prevention is needed to prevent deaths on a larger scale. Read more.
El Paso County Public Health is offering clinics for the public to receive the new bivalent COVID-19 boosters. Read more.
Director Susan Wheelan and other local leaders share the important lessons they learned from their first jobs. Read more.
Co-Medical Director Dr. Paul Mayer and Deputy Director DeAnn Ryberg urge the public to remain vigilant, as the COVID-19 virus may mutate and infections could increase in the fall. Read more.
El Paso County Public Health announces monkeypox vaccine clinics and urges eligible people to protect themselves. Read more.
The El Paso County and Colorado Springs Vaccine Consortium was honored with the 2022 Bronze Innovative Practice Award by the National Association of County and City Health Officials. Read more.
New variants of Omicron may lead to the need for additional boosters or even an updated vaccine. Interim Medical Director Dr. Chris Urbina notes that such mutations are to be expected and health officials will respond cautiously. Read more.
El Paso County Public Health offered low- and no-cost routine childhood vaccinations at the annual Backpack Bash. Read more.