Briefs for April 22

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Medical transportation available for veterans

Transportation to the Grand Junction and Denver VA medical centers is available for veterans who are unable to drive and who have an appointment Monday through Friday at either hospital. This service is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call the Veterans Affairs Officer of Routt County at 879-5489 or e-mail mcondie@co.routt.co.us to arrange transportation.

Veterans are encouraged to take advantage of the medical services available to them through the VA. Entering the VA medical system requires a copy of your DD 214 and about 20 minutes to fill out a form with the VA officer. The Routt County office is in the Workforce Center in the Sundance at Fish Creek shopping center. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays.

ExploreSteamboat.com workshops are Wednesdays

The Steamboat Pilot & Today is hosting training workshops at 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays throughout April in the Pilot conference room. Any and all business owners are encouraged to attend and learn how to create a free account and manage their free ExploreSteamboat.com listings. ExploreSteamboat.com is Steamboat's premier online city guide. A light continental breakfast will be provided. Register by contacting Internet Services Manager Dan Divens at ddivens@steamboatpilot.com or 871-4236

VNA offering free HPV vaccinations at YVMC

Free HPV vaccinations are available to uninsured, low-income women ages 19 to 26, through the Merck Vaccine Patient Assistance program, at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association office at Yampa Valley Medical Center. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease and can lead to cervical cancer and other diseases.

Hepatitis vaccinations are available from the Colorado Department of Public Health at a reduced cost to adult clients with certain risk factors, such as multiple sex partners, recent sexually transmitted disease or other qualifying factors. Completing the vaccination series will provide lifelong protection against the most common types of hepatitis. The cost of the vaccinations will be on a sliding fee scale up to $14.

For all vaccinations, call the VNA at 879-1632 to learn whether you qualify.

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