Stories tagged with: Rambo Memorial Health Center

September 25, 2010 - 4:30pm
3 years 44 weeks ago

Flu season is back and so are the annual shots.

Rambo Memorial Health Center's Fourth Annual Kid's Flu Day took place Saturday afternoon, a variety of activities were offered for the children after they received the flu shot or the increasingly popular FluMist.

"A lot of kids love it, and every year that they come, they're not afraid, really they are just here to party, but some of the kids really they will surprise you and say no I want a shot instead," said...

May 27, 2010 - 12:19pm
4 years 9 weeks ago

A lot of people suffer from asthma, maybe even more than we make think. That's why two local groups are raising awareness.

As part of Asthma Awareness Day Rambo Memorial Health Center and Shrivers Pharmacy team up to provide the community with free lung and blood pressure tests. They set up a tent outside the Shrivers Pharmacy's on Brighton Boulevard to pass out free information about asthma. Rambo Memorial Registered Nurse Gloria Brown said people can die from asthma especially if it'...

May 18, 2010 - 5:31pm
4 years 10 weeks ago

The seasonal flu vaccine is administered mostly during the fall and winter months to help people battle the upcoming cold and flu season.

Rambo Memorial Health Center Executive Director, Crystal Bebout, says it's proven to work most of the time.

"For 86% of healthy adults, it is effective and for those who are immuno-compromised or have chronic medical conditions, it is less effective just because their bodies can't handle the antibodies or make the antibodies for the flu,...

May 11, 2010 - 6:50pm
4 years 11 weeks ago

There's a few seasonal flu shots left at the Rambo Memorial Health Center in Zanesville before they expire on June 30th.

Staff members say it was a busy year for them, giving out the seasonal flu mist and standard vaccination.

"More people were aware of the flu shot and its benefits. We had more people get it than ever before. We gave an excess of 20,000 flu shots, " says Executive Assistant, Jan Woerner.

Most of the people who turned out were either high risk...

December 14, 2009 - 12:53pm
4 years 33 weeks ago

The line was out the door most of the day at the Rambo Memorial Health Center for people wanting to get the H1N1 vaccine.

As of today anyone can get the the swine flu vaccine and the Rambo Memorial was packed with people trying to stay protected from the virus.

"I'm filling syringes, we're just so inundated with people that I've been vaccinating this morning and we're running out as far as what's drawn up so I'm drawing up vaccines so we can keep the line going,...

November 9, 2009 - 2:45pm
4 years 38 weeks ago

The Rambo Memorial Health Center is looking for some additional seasonal flu vaccines, and it is asking local healthcare providers for help.

"If there's any private physicians' offices that have an overabundance of vaccine, if they could donate that to rambo, that would help just to get the vaccine in a clinic setting, " says Rambo Memorial Health Center Executive Director, Crystal Bebout.

Bebout says most manufacturers won't be producing anymore of the seasonal flu...

November 4, 2009 - 3:30pm
4 years 38 weeks ago

It was a great election for the Rambo Memorial Health Center.

It scored a big victory in the polls easily passing a levy on Tuesday. That's something Executive Director Crystal Bebout is happy about.

"We were on pins and needles all night and finally at 9:30 p.m. they gave us the numbers and we were so thrilled that we passed at a higher rate than the past levy," said Bebout. "We had a drop in the 90s, but we are back up to where we were before that....

October 27, 2009 - 12:26pm
4 years 39 weeks ago

 The Zanesville post office mailed out over 9,000 gift seals to the community Tuesday.

It's all part of an annual fundraiser by the Muskingum Respiratory Care Association to help raise money for the Rambo Memorial Health Center.

"All the money stay 100% right here in Muskingum County. It helps support the services that Rambo provides to the community at little to no cost, such as the flu vaccine, h1n1 that is coming out now, free chest x-rays, kids...

October 26, 2009 - 5:33pm
4 years 39 weeks ago

200 pregnant Muskingum County women are immunized against the H1N1 virus.

Rambo Memorial Health Center just wrapped up its first H1N1 vaccination clinic that was four hours long.

At times, women were out the door waiting to get in and sign their forms.

"We are taking more names though for the waiting list. I was told that there were 750 pregnant women in Muskingum County. So, we will continue to do this along with our mist when we get some additional for the high risk...

October 21, 2009 - 11:24am
4 years 40 weeks ago

There is a nationwide shortage of the seasonal flu vaccine. Typically the Rambo Memorial Health Center gives out free flu shot to Muskingum County but this year they ran out.

Crystal Bebout Executive Director of Rambo Memorial Health Center says they gave out 13,000 flu shots in five days.

Bebout says normally they do not have any problem with the seasonal flu vaccine but because of the swine flu people are afraid and taking shots very seriously.

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