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2021 Health News Releases

Coronavirus
New variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 found in Weld County
02/19/2021
Two variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 have been found in Weld County. The mutated viruses are B.1.1.7, or the United Kingdom (UK) variant, and L452.
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COVID-19 vaccine equity plan stresses local vaccinations to those most affected
02/19/2021
The plan was created to build a foundation for more local-driven processes regarding where vaccines are distributed in northern Colorado and to ensure vaccine equity across the region and among communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19.
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American Heart Month shines light on high blood pressure
02/11/2021
American Heart Month this year is shining a light on hypertension, or high blood pressure.
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COVID-19 vaccine eligibility increases with updated distribution phases
02/05/2021
Beginning February 8, the revised State of Colorado Vaccine Distribution Phased Approach will add to the existing vaccination efforts Coloradans ages 65-69, pre-K-12 educators and staff, childcare workers, and essential officials in state government.
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Health Department seeks to complete COVID-19 vaccinations for high-risk frontline health care workers
02/01/2021
Weld County public health officials are requesting any high-risk frontline health care workers and first responders who have not yet received their COVID-19 vaccine to contact the Health Department as soon as possible to receive their vaccination.
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January is National Radon Action Month
Health Department offers free short-term radon test kits during Radon Action Month
01/19/2021
Long-term radon exposure is the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers and the second-leading cause of lung cancer among smokers. Testing is easy, and it’s the only way to know if your health is at risk.
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Healthy Weight Week is January 17-23
01/17/2021
Healthy Weight Week (January 17-23) focuses on encouraging the public to make wellness a lifestyle by consuming nutritious foods and living actively.
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Health Department continues providing COVID-19 vaccinations to Phase 1 groups, works with local health partners to prepare for next steps
01/08/2021
Continuing its efforts to provide vaccinations to high-risk frontline health care workers and first responders, the Weld County Department of Health and Environment (WCDPHE) has received and administered approximately 400 COVID-19 vaccinations.
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Prevent cervical cancer with screening and HPV vaccination
01/05/2021
During Cervical Health Awareness Month, WCDPHE, in partnership with the Women’s Wellness Connection, encourages women ages 21-64 to start the year by talking with their health care providers about scheduling a Pap test to screen for cervical cancer.
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