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O’Driscoll acknowledges community partners in success of vaccination program

By: Michael O’Driscoll COVID-19 has placed a tremendous amount of stress on all the residents and businesses of Gila County since January of 2020. When Gila County and our community partners began vaccinating residents I was convinced that we would be successful if we all worked together to get as …

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County announces vaccine appointments for Adults 65 and older beginning Feb 8

Due to all the hard work on behalf of Gila County, we have received increased vaccination doses each week. At this time, we are excited to announce that we can officially move into the top of Group 1C (Adults 65 and Older), beginning Monday, February 8th. This was possible through …

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Health Department announces vaccine distribution

Globe, AZ — Beginning this week, Gila County may receive its first allotment of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. These shipments will be sent directly to facilities that have been approved through an on boarding application process to receive and dispense the vaccine. These include regional hospitals as well as some …

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New Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act To Expand Treatment and Prevention Options

PHOENIX-February 12- In a Special Session of the Legislature, members of the Arizona House and Senate Legislature unanimously passed the Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act, which Governor Ducey signed into law on January 26, 2018. The Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act provides funding for treatment, improves oversight and enforcement tools, and extends life-saving …

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Gila County Thanks Partners for a successful “Take Back” Day

 GILA COUNTY- On Saturday, Oct. 28, Gila County agencies and their partners successfully collected over 800 pounds of unused or expired medication from the community members as part of “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.”  Guest ContributorGuest Contributors include press releases, guest authors, and columnists who contribute less than 4 …

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Gila County Health Department breaks new ground in fight against opioid abuse

GILA COUNTY-The Gila County Health Department is the first county health department in the state to make naloxone available free to the public. The “recovery kits” contain two doses of naloxone (the drug that can reverse an opioid overdose), two intramuscular syringes, and clear instructions on when and how to …

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Health Department to Offer Low-Cost Rabies Clinics and Animal Adoption Fairs

GLOBE, AZ (January 24, 2017) — Gila County Health & Emergency Management has partnered with local veterinarians and animal shelters to o er a number of new pet health, wellness, and adoption opportunities. At the top of the list are low-cost rabies clinics. The 1st clinic will be held February …

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