Important Update for CMHD
Central Montana Health District
Public Health Office, Environmental Health and the Junk Vehicle Program
have all moved to a new office space-we are now located at:
300 1st ave N. Suite 201, Lewistown, MT 59457
Please make these changes to your contact list.
New Vaccines Required for School Attendance
New vaccination requirements for children to attend school are in place for the 2015-2016 school year.
The 2015 Montana Legislature revised school immunization requirements for school attendance through the passage of House Bill (HB) 158. The law, signed by the Governor and effective October 1, 2015, requires students attending school be vaccinated against varicella disease (chickenpox) and receive a booster of pertussis vaccine at 7th grade.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 25, 2015
Contact: Jon Ebelt, Public Information Officer, DPHHS, (406) 444-0936
Chuck Council, Communications Specialist, DPHHS, (406) 444-4391
CMHD 2015 Flu Clinics
The Public Health nurses from Central Montana Health District will be coming to your community to offer the 2015-2016 seasonal influenza vaccination (flu shot). Influenza vaccine is the best protection from influenza and its complications.
FluMist (nasal flu vaccine) is available on a limited basis. You must call our office prior to the clinic day to make arrangements and complete the paperwork for this form of vaccine. Our office phone number is (406) 535-3983. Without your request and completed paperwork for the nasal vaccine, we will not be able to give you this form of vaccine.
We will bill your insurance for you. In order to bill your insurance for the vaccine and administration, you must bring your Medicare or insurance card with you.
We also accept cash or check. If you are writing a check, please make the check payable to: Central Montana Health District or (CMHD). The cost this seasonal injectable influenza vaccination is: $30.00.
***If you have any questions, please contact Chelsea Jerke or Sue Woods at the Central Montana Health District Public Health Office at (406) 535-3983.
Seasonal Flu Clinic Dates:
Monday, Sept. 28th
Hobson Flu Clinics: School 8:30-10:00 am and Senior Center 10:30-11:30 am
Wednesday, Sept. 30th
Ryegate Flu Clinics: School 9-10am and Senior Center 10:30-11:30am
Lavina Flu Clinics: Senior Center 12:30-1:30 pm and School 2:00-3:00pm
Thursday, Oct 1st
Winnett Flu Clinics Senior Center 10:00 am -12:00 pm and School 1:00-3:00 pm
Monday, Oct. 5th
Melstone Flu Clinics: School 2:00-4:00 pm
Tuesday, Oct. 6th
Geyser Flu Clinics: School 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Wednesday, Oct. 7th
Stanford Flu Clinics: Stanford Courthouse 8:30 -11:30 am and School 1:30-3:00 pm
Wednesday, Oct. 14th
Harlowton Flu Clinics: High School 7:30-9:00 am and Hillcrest School 10:30 am -12:30 pm
Judith Gap Flu Clinic: School 2:00-3:30 pm
To save time at the clinics you may print and fill out the below consent forms:
The inactivated influenza shot forms
Child Form (ages 6 mos-18 yrs)
Vaccine Information Statement(VIS) for Inactive Flu (the shot)
The Live (Nasal/Flu Mist) influenza forms
Vaccine Information Statement(VIS) for Live Flu (nasal)
Immunization Clinics following ACIP Recommendations
The Central Montana Health District-Public Health Program and the Fergus County Nurses Office want the best vaccine protection for our clients. Following ACIP recommendations, clients and parents are encouraged to not give an OTC (Over-the-Counter) pain medication or fever reducer prior to or during an immunization visit.
Pertussis (Whooping Cough) -- What you need to know
Resurgence of Pertussis Makes Vaccination Important for People of all Ages
Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, has remained one of the public health community’s most troublesome issues. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released their 2012 Provisional Pertussis Surveillance Report.