Craig health briefs for Aug. 15, 2015: VNA back-to-school immunization clinic Saturday |

Craig health briefs for Aug. 15, 2015: VNA back-to-school immunization clinic Saturday

Lauren Blair

— The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will hold an immunization clinic for kindergarten through 12th-grade students from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Alice Pleasant Park. Most recommended and required vaccinations will be available.

An immunization clinic for middle school students will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at Craig Middle School. Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis), meningitis and some other vaccines will be available.

Varicella (chicken pox) will not be available at these off-site clinics. You can get varicella and other routine immunizations at the VNA’s drop in immunization clinics, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Craig VNA, 745 Russell St. or by appointment.

Please bring vaccination record and insurance card. The cost of each immunization for uninsured individuals is $25.50, however, no one will be refused a recommended vaccine due to inability to pay.

For more information or to make an appointment, call 970-824-8233.

VNA offers grief support group

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s Hospice program hosts a grief education and support group at 5 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of every month. The group has moved its meetings from Thursdays to Tuesdays effective this week.

Meetings take place at various venues. Anyone interested in attending should call Sandy Beran at 970-871-7682.

REPS holds monthly volunteer meeting Thursday

Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide will hold its monthly Moffat County volunteer meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Colorado Northwestern Community College’s academic building in Craig. All are welcome to attend.

Volunteer meetings are held every third Thursday of the month.

VNA seeking volunteers

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is seeking volunteers interested in helping with events and other needs throughout the nonprofit health organization.

Opportunities include assisting with the upcoming Rubber Ducky Race on Sept. 5 and other fundraisers, sharing crafts and activities with seniors at The Haven Assisted Living Center and helping with administrative duties or landscaping and maintenance at The Haven.

Volunteers also are needed to assist the Hospice program. They may provide support to hospice patients (training required) or assist hospice families by making meals or running errands.

Positions can be tailored to volunteers’ unique skills and experience. For more information, visit or call VNA volunteer coordinator Mindy Marriott at 970-871-7609.

VNA offers free diabetes and cardiovascular screenings

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association provides diabetes and cardiovascular screenings, including blood pressure, BMI, cholesterol panel, glucose screening and personalized education regarding a person’s risk for heart disease.

For more information or to make an appointment, call 970-871-7696.

VNA offers free testing for qualifying women

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association offers free mammograms and pap tests for eligible women who are age 40 to 64, uninsured or underinsured.

For more information, call 970-824-8233.

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