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<br />COMMUNICABLE <br />DISEASE CONTROL <br /> <br />PUBLIC HEALTH <br />NURSING <br /> <br />VITAL <br />ST A TI STIes <br /> <br />ENVIRONMENTAL <br />HEALTH <br /> <br />HEALTH <br />EDUCATION <br /> <br /> <br />~ <br /> <br />~~ <br />r"'~~ ~- <br />-- <br /> <br />JEFFERSON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT <br /> <br />602 SHERIDAN PORT TOWNSEND, WASH. 98368 <br /> <br />(206) 385-0722 <br /> <br />HEALTH BOARD <br /> <br />Minutes: <br /> <br />October 16, 1985 <br /> <br />BOARD MEMBERS: <br /> <br />STAFF MEMBERS: <br /> <br />B.G. Brown, Chairman <br />John L. Pitts, Member <br />Larry W. Dennison, 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 />CITY OF PORT TOWNSEND REPRESENTATIVE: <br /> <br />Glenn Ison <br /> <br />The meeting was called to order by Chairman B.G. Brown in the <br />presence of all members except Commissioner Larry W. Dennison and Health <br />Department Administrator, Gael Stuart. <br /> <br />APPROVAL OF MINUTES: The Minutes of the September 18, 1985 <br />meeting were approved as read by motion of Commissioner Pitts, seconded <br />by Chairman Brown. <br /> <br />DIRECTOR OF NURSING REPORT: September was a very busy month <br />with 2,269 people given service. ThTs is about 1,200 more people than <br />a usual month, Gretchen Gephart reported. The staff had to average 40.8 <br />flu shots per day to meet the number of shots given in September. Other <br />activities of the Nursing staff during the month of September: <br /> <br />* Pediculosis is up again with the start of school. 22 cases were <br />seen at the Health Department. <br />* Flu shot clinics were done at the Marine Plaza, Quilcene Community <br />Center, Tri Area Community Center, Gardiner Community Center, Port <br />Townsend Senior Center, Brinnon Senior Center, the Schools, Paradise <br />Bay Community Hall, the Community Action Council and the Courthouse. <br />* Staff members attended an AIDS workshop. There are three cases of <br />AIDS on the Olympic Peninsula (one in the Port Townsend area) and <br />169 cases in the State. In 1982 there were 2 cases of AIDS in the <br />State with 14 cases in 1983, 69 new cases in 1984 and 84 new cases <br />in 1985. The possibility of doing the blood draw for AIDS is being <br />discussed. This is being done for free in Clallam County. These <br />tests are costly and have to be mailed in to the State. A charge <br />could be made for this test if the Health Department offers it. <br />