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Springfield-Greene County Health Department leaders plan to give out updated boosters to those who need it
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department leaders plan to give out updated boosters to those who need it

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - Springfield-Greene County health leaders urge you to get the updated COVID-19 booster to protect your family.Vaccine417.com is where you can find COVID-19 and flu vaccines near you, whether Pfizer or Moderna. It includes the new COVID-19 boosters released to protect against the coronavirus strain virus.Steven Lambert says he will get the booster to help his family.“With my wife working in the healthcare field and losing another loved one to it, going to have to do it,” said Lambert.Sept. 12, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer the new boosters shots at its pop-up clinics.Whitney Mann, with Springfield-Greene County Health Department, said they are ready to help the community.“Coming in pretty stable as we have been receiving other vaccines...
Occupational health keeps workers healthy, safe on the job
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Occupational health keeps workers healthy, safe on the job

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Staying safe on the job means often starts with making sure you can do the job. Dr. Soni Mathew with Stormont Vail Work Care in Topeka says that’s where the field of occupational health comes in.“It’s like having the right tool for the right job,” he said. “If we know we have the right employee for the right job, we know we can prevent a lot of injuries and illness down the line - and so that really promotes the safety and health and longevity of a person working in a certain field.”Dr. Mathew and Stormont Vail Work Care work directly with area employers. They can visit work sites to suggest changes to the physical workspace, or companies may send employees to visit them for pre-employment screenings.“We do certain lab tests. We may do some hearing and lung functio...
Denise Dowse dies aged 64 | Entertainment
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Denise Dowse dies aged 64 | Entertainment

Denise Dowse has died.The 64-year-old actress - who is best known for her 10-year stint as Vice-Principal Yvonne Teasley on 'Beverly Hills, 90210' and as Dr. Rhonda Pyne on 'Insecure' - was hospitalised earlier this month after contracting meningitis, and her sister Tracey has now confirmed she passed away on 13 August age 64.Tracey wrote on her sister's Instagram account: "It is with a very heavy heart that I inform everyone that my sister, Denise Dowse has gone forward to meet our family in eternal life."Denise Yvonne Dowse was the most amazing sister, a consummate, illustrious actress, mentor and director. She was my very best friend and final family mem...