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Public Health lifts warning at Klineline Pond after water quality improves
Clark County Public Health lifted the swim beach warning at Klineline Pond today, after the latest water samples did not show elevated levels of bacterial contamination. Public Health closed Klineline Pond to swimming and wading on Tuesday, after routine testing revealed elevated levels of E. coli bacteria. Read more.
Get children back-to-school ready by ensuring vaccines are up to date
The new school year is quickly approaching. Ensuring children are up to date on immunizations should be on every parent’s back-to-school checklist. Immunizations not only protect children from many serious diseases, but they are required for school. Read more.
Public Health issues blue-green algae advisory at Vancouver Lake
Clark County Public Health has posted caution signs at Vancouver Lake due to the possible bloom of cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae. A blue-green algae bloom has not been detected at the Vancouver Lake swim beach area but suspected blooms were identified at the Burnt Bridge Creek inlet and the flushing channel near the swim beach. Public Health is currently awaiting sample results from these two locations to determine if toxins are in the water. Read more.
Protect yourself, others from heat-related illness during stretch of hot weather
Public Health officials are urging residents to take precautions to prevent heat-related illnesses during the stretch of hot weather this week. The length of the hot spell, coupled with warm overnight temperatures that provide little relief from the heat, can create a risk to health and safety. Read more.
Board of Health seeks applicants for Public Health Advisory Council
The Clark County Board of Health is seeking applicants for three positions on the volunteer Public Health Advisory Council. The Public Health Advisory Council makes recommendations to the county councilors in their capacity as the Board of Health. Read more.
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Be sure your child doesn’t miss school days this year by ensuring their immunizations are up to date now.
Vaccines are both safe and effective, and they are the best method for preventing illness from vaccine-preventable diseases.
Check with your child’s doctor to ensure he or she is up to date on required immunizations before the new school year begins.
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