Briefs for April 30


Register for Yampatika's summer programs

Enrollment is open for Yampatika's summer programs for children ages 3 to 11. Register your child online at or call 871-9151. Yampatika also offers programs for families and adults.

HPV vaccine available for girls ages 9 to 18

The Human Papillomavirus vaccine is now available through the Colorado Vaccines for Children program for eligible girls ages 9 to 18. The vaccine protects against four major types of HPV, including the types that cause about 70 percent of cervical cancer cases and 90 percent of genital warts. HPV is spread through sexual contact. Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association provides vaccinations for children under the age of 19 on a sliding scale of free to $14.50 a shot. No child will be refused a vaccine due to an inability to pay. Additionally, VNA can provide the vaccine to eligible low-income women ages 19 to 26 who have no insurance under Merck's Patient Assistance Program. For more information, call the VNA at 879-1632.

Immunization clinics held Wednesdays in May

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will hold immunization clinics for adolescents ages 11 to 18 each Wednesday during May from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Steamboat VNA office, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101. Vaccinations will be offered for Meningococcal (offered only to students age 11 to 12 years old, freshmen entering high school or graduating seniors attending college in fall 2007), Tdap (tetanus booster), Hepatitis A and HPV for females. No appointment is necessary.

Students younger than 18 must have a parent present and bring their vaccine records. The VNA charges a sliding scale of free to $14 per shot. A Spanish interpreter is available on May 14 and May 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. Call 879-1632.

LIFT-UP Donation Center will reopen May 1

The LIFT-UP Donation Center was closed for spring break. LIFT-UP will resume receiving donations on May 1 during normal hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 879-3374.

Dialogue Before Decision hosts forum May 2

Dialogue Before Decision, the 2008 project of the Leadership Steamboat Class, will host an open forum about a community recreation center from 7 to 9 p.m. May 2 at Steamboat Mountain Theater. If you have questions that you feel need to be addressed at the forum, please submit them to

Caregivers support group accepting members

Anyone interested in joining a support group for caregivers of people with neurological disorders is asked to call Carol Gordon of Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association at 870-3232.


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