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Posted on: June 10, 2022

Danielle Kitt: June Employee of the Month

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June’s Employee of the Month comes from a family dedicated to public service. Danielle Kitt, Medical Clerk at the Riley County Health Department Clinic, trained as an EMT and worked as an emergency dispatcher, her father was a paramedic and is c...

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

Goat's Milk is an Unsafe Choice for Babies Less Than 1 Year of Age

goat standing in a field with text goat's milk is an unsafe choice for babies under 1 year of age

A nationwide shortage is making baby formula more difficult to purchase. 

Please do not substitute non-human milks or make your own formulas. Talk to your baby's pediatrician for advice to keep your child healthy.

Goat's milk is N...

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Fact Sheet to help families find formula Health Department
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Six Cases of Chickenpox in Riley County

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(Riley County, KS - May 12, 2022) The Riley County Health Department (RCHD) has identified six cases of Chickenpox (Varicella) in Riley County over the past two weeks. The six patients range in age from 6 to 14 years of age. Chickenpox was last seen in Ri...

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Health Department
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Baby Formula Shortage

baby formula dos and donts

Are you having trouble finding baby formula? A nation-wide shortage is making formula more difficult to purchase. First, please look for different types of formula. Powder is most common, but there may be Ready to Feed and Concentrate options ava...
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Health Department
Posted on: May 9, 2022

FDA Announces Limits to J&J COVID-19 Vaccine Use

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On May 5, 2022 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it was limiting the authorized use of the Janssen COVID-19 (Johnson & Johnson - J&J) single dose vaccine to individuals 18 years of age and older for whom:

  • Had a severe reaction a...
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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates