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<br /> <br />-:::::::r <br /> <br />~i~ <br /> <br />JEFFERSON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT <br /> <br />EALTH BOARD <br /> <br />/ <br /> <br />Board Members: <br /> <br />Minutes: June 19, 1985 <br />Staff Members: <br /> <br />BoG. Brown, Chairman <br />John L. Pitts, Member <br />Larry W. Dennison, Member <br />Glenn Ison, Member <br /> <br />Randall M. Durant, R.S. <br />Gretchen Gephart, D.O.N. <br />Joseph Fischnaller, M.D. <br />Gael Stuart, Administrator <br /> <br />Glenn Ison was the only member not present when Chairman B.G.Brown <br />called the meeting to order at the appointed time. <br /> <br />Approval of Minutes: Commissioner Dennison moved to approve the <br />minutes as submitted, for May 15, 1985. Commissioner Pitts seconded <br />the motion. <br /> <br />NURSING DIRECTOR REPORT: The following services were given in <br />the month ot May, Gretchen Gephart reported: <br /> <br />Gave a SInS update for care givers which, was co-sponsored by Children's <br />Orthopedic Hospital. <br />"Health Careers" was the subject of a training session held for <br />Brinnon seventh and eighth graders. . <br />Blood pressure screening was done at Seattle First National Bank. <br />Presented a health awareness program at Swan School. <br />Participated in a municiple sponsored "Health Fair" at the Recreation <br />Center in Port Townsend. <br />Poison prevention information was presented for 800 children in <br />the Port Townsend schools. <br />* A.session on toothbrushing was 'presented at <br />* "9'53 peopl", were given service at the Health <br />I1)Onth of May , <br />* Dtd29 colorectal cancer screenings during May. <br /> <br />* <br /> <br />* <br /> <br />* <br /> <br />* <br /> <br />* <br /> <br />* <br /> <br />Wanda Cotton's Pre School. <br />Department during the <br />. <br /> <br />The State has changed the allotments for immunizations, and are now <br />providing only 7~oto 80% of the allotments given in previous years. By <br />October of this year that allotment could be cut back to 50%. Local <br />Health Departments; will have to pick up more of the costs for providing <br />these immunizations. The cost per dose of DPT vaccine has increased <br />from $,11 per dose in 1983 to $2.80 per dose in 1985. There are three <br />shots in a series. MMR vaccine has increased 2 no to $6.85 per dose. <br /> <br />The Health Department needs to look at funding for these immunizations <br />with. one of the options being to charge for the administration of the <br />immunizations. This is a serious problem because most of the people <br />that are given the immunizations are in the group that can least afford <br />to pay for them. <br />