9Health Fairs announces schedule
9Health Fairs will take place at these locations:
b From 7 a.m. to noon April 2 at Escalante Middle School, 141 Baker Lane.
b From 7 a.m. to noon April 2 at Pagosa Springs High School, 800 S. Eighth St. in Pagosa Springs.
b From 7 to 11 a.m. April 16 at Sky Ute Casino, 14826 Colorado Highway 172 in Ignacio.
b From 7 a.m. to noon April 30 at Bayfield Elementary School, 511 E. Mustang Drive in Bayfield.
American Red Cross announces classes
The American Red Cross will offer these health and safety training classes at its office, 1911 Main Ave., Suite 282:
b Adult, child and infant CPR/AED and first aid will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
b Adult, child and infant CPR/AED will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. March 24.
b Wilderness and remote first aid will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 2-3.
b Adult, child and infant CPR/AED will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. April 6.
b Any CPR or first aid instruction can be challenged for $45. Challenges are held from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday.
For a class schedule and to preregister for classes, visit www.coloradored cross.org and click take a class. Pre-registration is required for all classes.
Meningitis video, vaccine is available
San Juan Basin Health Department is offering vaccines and reminding people that meningococcal meningitis is a disease that can kill.
The National Meningitis Association has developed an educational video called Getting It: A Disease A Vaccine. To view the video, visit www.nmaus.org and click on the black box titled It Can Change Your Life.
The disease can result in death or have consequences such as brain damage, deafness and amputations because of circulatory failure.
For more information or to schedule an appointment to receive vaccines, call Catherine Adams at 335-2002.
Board of Health to meet March, April
The next monthly San Juan Basin Health Department Board of Health meetings will be held at 2 p.m. March 24 and April 28 at the departments Durango office, 281 Sawyer Drive in Bodo Industrial Park.
The public is welcome.