Jan Carlson and Leanne Hammer of the Cherokee Regional Medical Center's Public Health met with the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
Carlson and Hammer talked about the Public Health preparedness contract. The contract has recently changed from a regional area to the State of Iowa working directly with counties during public health emergencies.
Carlson also updated the Board on the current status of the Public Health readiness on the distribution the H1N1 Flu shoots when they are available.
She reminded the Board that the Public Heath is responsible for giving out the vaccine and that planning phase has been completed for the higher priory candidates.
Carlson stated to the Board that she didn't know how much of the vaccine would come to the county so it's been difficult to schedule vaccination times.
She also informed the Board that the regular flu shots are now available and can be administered by people's doctors or at one of the many flu clinics that are currently under way throughout the county.
Carson recommends that people get both shots during this upcoming flu season and to practice good hygiene by washing hands and using hand sanitizers.
In other business, the Board heard from County Engineer Dave Shanahan and discussed general business.
Other items on the Board's agenda was to accepted bids for the snow removal of the county courthouse parking lots and sidewalks, and the Law Enforcement Center's parking lots and sidewalks.
The Board also looked at a bid for the replacements of one of the boilers at the courthouse from Modern Heating and Cooling for the amount of $4,381, including installment.