Preparing for Middle School: Upcoming Immunization Clinics at Sacajawea Elementary

To help prepare 6th graders for the giant step to middle school, the Cascade City-County Health Department (CCHD) will be at Sacajawea Elementary School in early March, offering immunizations required for students entering Middle School in August 2019. Parents should have received a letter…

Flu Shots Available at CCHD

Flu season is upon us! The same steps you take to prevent disease all year—washing your hands, covering your cough, and staying home when sick—are also great ways to avoid the flu. This time of year, though, we have an added weapon in the…

Flu Vaccination Week

Flu season is upon us! The same steps you take to prevent disease all year—washing your hands, covering your cough, and staying home when sick—are also great ways to avoid the flu. This time of year, though, we have an added weapon in the…

2014 Community Flu Shot Clinic

CCHD’s Emergency Preparedness Program plans for all types of emergency situations that could affect the public’s health. One of these emergency situations is a disease epidemic. The best way to prevent the spread of communicable disease, and stop an outbreak before it starts, is…

Get Vaccinated Before Heading Back to School!

Once August rolls around, it’s time to start thinking about heading back to school. One important item on your back-to-school checklist should be immunizations. Vaccines aren’t just for babies! As children get older, they may need a booster dose of some vaccines given during…

DPHHS Reports Sharp Increase in Influenza-Related Hospitalizations

State health officials report that as of January 11, 2014 there have been 156 Montanans hospitalized for influenza-related conditions so far this flu season. Most of these hospitalizations are recent, as 139 of them have occurred since December 15. These numbers reflect DPHHS influenza…

Save the Date! Annual Flu Shot Clinics

CCHD’s Emergency Preparedness Program plans for all types of emergency situations that could affect the public’s health. One of these emergency situations is a disease epidemic. The best way to prevent the spread of communicable disease, and stop an outbreak before it starts, is…

Collaborative Earns CCHD and GFC Award

For the past several years, the Cascade City-County Health Department (CCHD) and the Great Falls Clinic (GFC) have worked closely on projects, including the community flu shot clinics. On April 23, 2013 the agencies were recognized for their collaborative work by receivingThe Lighthouse Award…

Parents Have the “Power to Protect” Their Children

During the week of April 20-27, Cascade City-County Health Department is celebrating National Infant Immunization Week and wants to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases. Vaccines are one of the most successful and cost effective public health tools available to prevent…

Increasing Number of Flu Cases in Cascade County

The 2012-2013 flu season started earlier than in recent years. The number of cases has been steadily climbing each week, and there is a dramatically higher incidence of flu than what was being seen last year at this time. In fact, during the last…