Entries by Ashley H.

One-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine Available Wednesday

News Release – March 9, 2021 One-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine Available Wednesday ST. GEORGE, UTAH – The Southwest Utah Public Health Department (SWUPHD) is offering COVID-19 vaccine made by Johnson & Johnson, which only requires one dose, on Wednesday, March 10 for eligible groups that now include anyone age 50 or over and certain health conditions […]

Severe Weather Cancels Thursday’s St. George COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

News Release (URGENT) – February 17, 2021 Severe Weather Cancels Thursday’s St. George COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic SOUTHWEST UTAH – The delivery of COVID-19 vaccines intended for tomorrow’s immunization clinic in St. George has been delayed due to severe weather that has impacted shipping from out-of-state, the Southwest Utah Public Health Department (SWUPHD) has announced. The […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Update: More Appointments for Ages 70+ Open February 17

News Release – February 16, 2021 COVID-19 Vaccine Update: More Appointments for Ages 70+ Open February 17 SOUTHWEST UTAH – The Southwest Utah Public Health Department is opening sign-ups for over 5,000 COVID-19 vaccine appointments on Wednesday, February 17th. These will be for clinics scheduled for the first three weeks in March and are for residents […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Update: K-12 School Staff Can Now Register

NEWS RELEASE – January 8, 2021 COVID-19 Vaccine Update: K-12 School Staff Can Now Register SOUTHWEST UTAH – K-12 teachers and school staff can now get the COVID-19 vaccine by registering at swuhealth.org/covid-vaccine to set up an appointment at their nearest clinic. The Southwest Utah Public Health Department (SWUPHD) will continue vaccinating healthcare workers and […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Update: First Responders Can Register Now

News Release – January 4, 2021 COVID-19 Vaccine Update: First Responders Can Register Now SOUTHWEST UTAH – First responders (including EMTs, law enforcement, firefighters, etc.) can now get the COVID-19 vaccine, along with any healthcare workers. They can register at swuhealth.org/covid-vaccine to set up an appointment at their nearest clinic. The Southwest Utah Public Health […]

Covid-19 Vaccination Begins in Southwest Utah

NEWS RELEASE – December 30, 2020 Covid-19 Vaccination Begins in Southwest Utah The Southwest Utah Public Health Department (SWUPHD) has begun receiving shipments of COVID-19 vaccine for distribution in Washington, Iron, Kane, Beaver, and Garfield counties. Supplies are limited and will be offered to priority groups at clinics in each county, by online registration. Major […]

Flu

Get your flu shot while helping us practice our emergency response plans! Getting immunized is one of the best ways to protect yourself against influenza. The Southwest Utah Public Health Department has scheduled our annual Flu Shoot-Out in several locations in preparation for this year’s flu season. It’s inexpensive (or NO CHARGE with some insurances, see below)* and […]

COVID-19 Update – November 3, 2020

COVID-19 Update David W. Blodgett MD, MPH (SWUPHD Director & Health Officer) Scientific understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic, along with rapid advancements in medical and public health capacity to deal with patients – and the virus itself – are ongoing.  Our understanding of the disease Local, state, and federal data has allowed us a clear picture […]

Southwest Utah COVID-19 Update

News Release (October 6, 2020) Southwest Utah COVID-19 Update ST. GEORGE, UT – Since COVID-19 was first detected in our district seven months ago, the pandemic continues to impact Southwest Utah. Cases and hospitalizations fell after a summer surge, but the Southwest Utah Public Health Department (SWUPHD) is reporting a recent increase in COVID-19 activity. […]