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  • 17 Feb 2022

    Southeastern Idaho Public Health Provides Free Health Screenings

    Southeastern Idaho Public Health is conducting free health screenings, by appointment only, for the public on February 23rd and 25th at their office on 1901 Alvin Ricken Drive in Pocatello. The free health screenings assess family history, body mass index, blood pressure, blood glucose, A1c, cholesterol, LDL, HDL, and triglycerides, to determine the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic diseases. These screenings are available to any adult, who may think they are at risk for heart disease or diabetes. Fasting is not required before screening.    Read More


  • 16 Mar 2022

    Southeastern Idaho Public Health To Offer Free Tobacco Cessation Program

    A FREE four week Fresh Start Tobacco Cessation program will be offered to community members in April. Classes will be taught in Pocatello at Southeastern Idaho Public Health, 1901 Alvin Ricken Drive, on Wednesdays beginning on April 6th and consecutively taught through Wednesday April 27th. The program will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Please pre-register by April 1st, 2022.    Read More


  • 9 Aug 2022

    Southeastern Idaho Public Health Adds Novavax to COVID-19 Vaccine Options

    Southeastern Idaho Public Health (SIPH) is adding the two dose Novavax Vaccine to their clinic beginning August 9, 2022. Novavax is a protein-based, two-dose series vaccine for adults 18 years and older given 3 to 8 weeks apart. The vaccine uses traditional vaccination methods that have been used for decades and was found to be more than 90% effective in preventing COVID-19.    Read More


    29 Aug 2022

    Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine Authorized for Ages 12 - 17

    The FDA is now authorizing the two dose Novavax Vaccine for ages 12 – 17. Novavax is a protein-based, two-dose series that uses a more traditional vaccination methods that have been used for decades and was found to be more than 90% effective in preventing COVID-19.    Read More


  • 06 Sep 2022

    RABID BAT FOUND IN FRANKLIN COUNTY

    Southeastern Idaho Public Health (SIPH) has confirmed that a bat has tested positive for rabies in Franklin County. This is the sixth bat to test positive in southeast Idaho (4 in Bannock, 1 in Bingham, and 1 in Franklin) and the 16th in the State of Idaho. While most bats do not carry rabies, rabies is a virtually 100% fatal viral illness in humans and other animals.    Read More


    07 Sep 2022

    Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters Available at Southeastern Idaho Public Health

    Southeastern Idaho Public Health will be providing the COVID-19 Bivalent Pfizer and Moderna booster vaccines. The Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent, is authorized for use as a single booster dose in individuals 18 years of age and older, and the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent, is authorized for use as a single booster dose in individuals 12 years of age and older.    Read More


    23 Sep 2022

    Southeastern Idaho Public Health to Offer Free Tobacco Cessation Program

    A FREE four week Fresh Start Tobacco Cessation program will be offered to community members in October 2022. Classes will be taught on Wednesdays beginning on October 5th and consecutively taught through Wednesday October 26th. The program will be held at Southeastern Idaho Public Health, 1901 Alvin Ricken Drive, Pocatello, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Please pre-register by October 3, 2022. Space is limited.    Read More


    26 Sep 2022

    Southeast Idaho Announces First Case of Monkeypox Virus

    Southeastern Idaho Public Health (SIPH) is reporting the first case of monkeypox virus infection in a southeast Idaho resident. Monkeypox is a rare but potentially serious viral illness that typically involves flu-like symptoms, swelling of the lymph nodes, and a rash that includes bumps that are initially filled with fluid before scabbing over. Illness could be confused with a sexually transmitted infection like syphilis or herpes, or with varicella zoster virus (chickenpox). Most infections last two to four weeks.    Read More