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January 15, 2013
Flu clinics set to
resume this week
POLK COUNTY -- Polk County Public Health plans to resume its walk-in flu clinics this week -- as soon as its next shipment of vaccines arrive.
The department's supply of vaccinations for the flu, H1N1 and other influenza strains was completely exhausted late last week, Public Health Manager Randi Phillips said.
"On (Jan. 8) alone, we had 18 people come in for shots; that's very unusual," Philips said.
Oregon is at a moderate stage as the flu season goes. The peak is usually mid-February to early March, Phillips said.
Still, media attention on the flu outbreak gripping most of the rest of the United States has driven demand for vaccines, with many agencies and pharmacies in Oregon running out.
Public Health offers flu shots Monday through Friday for everyone ages 6 months and older. The clinics run from 8 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. at Polk County Public Health, 182 SW Academy St., Suite 302, in Dallas.
For more information and to inquire if vaccinations are available: 503-623-8175.
New DA will be
sworn in Thursday
DALLAS -- Aaron Felton, Polk County's new district attorney, will officially be sworn in during a ceremony Thursday at 3 p.m. at the Polk County Courthouse.
The event takes place in Courtroom 1 at the courthouse, 850 Main St., Dallas.
A reception will follow the swearing in ceremony, which is open to the public.
Felton, who was elected to the position in May, replaces Stan Butterfield, who lost his bid for election to the Polk County Circuit Court in May.
For more information: 503-623-9268; email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food Share boss
SALEM -- Ron Hayes is stepping down as president of Marion-Polk Food Share effective Jan. 31 after 7« years leading the effort to end hunger in Marion and Polk counties.
Hays has accepted the position of president of the Department of Mission Advancement, a newly formed subsidiary of Mountain West Investment.
Hays joined Marion-Polk Food Share in 2005 as executive director after a four-year stint with Northwest Medical Teams.
The Marion-Polk Food Share Board of Directors formed a selection committee to find a new president/CEO for the regional food bank. In the meantime, the board has asked the management team to serve as interim leadership for the organization.