Health briefs: Yellow fever vaccine in short supply |

Health briefs: Yellow fever vaccine in short supply

The yellow fever vaccine, recommended or required for travel to some areas of South America and Africa, is in very short supply and may be temporarily unavailable in some areas of the U.S. Anyone planning travel to an area at risk for yellow fever transmission should call the travel clinic at Northwest Colorado Health at 970-871-7336 as soon as possible to verify the vaccine is available. A list of all Colorado clinics providing the yellow fever vaccine is available at

New support group to begin weekly meetings

Adult Children of Alcoholics is a fellowship of persons who desire to recover from the effects of growing up in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional family. Meetings are held at 8:30 a.m. Saturdays upstairs at 437 Oak Street. For more information, call 970-846-5061 or visit

Support available to quit tobacco

Smoking cigarettes or using smokeless tobacco can have serious, potentially fatal, heath consequences. Tobacco cessation support can significantly improve a person’s chances of quitting for good. The Colorado QuitLine provides cessation phone or online support for people who want to quit smoking or using smokeless tobacco. Free nicotine patches and gum are available. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or visit Smokefree TXT provides personalized text message support for people who want to quit smoking. Sign up at

Parkinson’s Support Group helps patients, caregivers

The Yampa Valley Parkinson’s Support Network meets at 5 p.m. the second Monday of every month at Casey’s Pond. All patients, caregivers and family members are welcome to attend. Discussions often include guest speakers and focus on quality-of-life issues, research updates and living well with Parkinson’s Disease. For more information, contact Adrienne Hearne at or 512-630-1373.

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