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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Ready for school? Check those vaccine records-Preschool to College Age. Do you have a child entering kindergarten or 7th grade? Learn about changes in NC school vaccination requirements for immunizations.

Don't swallow the water

Read the July Public Health Column to learn more recreational water illnesses caused by germs and chemicals found in the water we swim and play in.

Rabies is a vaccine preventable disease

Rabies is a vaccine preventable disease in humans, dogs, cats and ferrets as well as some domestic livestock. All mammals are susceptible to rabies and it is nearly always fatal. Read more about rabies.

Aerosol fogging for mosquitoes

Regularly established routes will be treated every two weeks, weather permitting. To request a site visit for a mosquito-related problem or to inquire further, please call 828-694-6042.

Learn more about preventing mosquito bites at

Data collection taking place to help improve Henderson County health

Henderson County is one of sixteen counties involved in telephone surveys that are underway across western North Carolina to gain better insight into the current health of the region. Read more.

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North Carolinians ready to quit smoking may call
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1-800-784-8669. QuitlineNC operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For service in Spanish call 1-855-DEJELO-YA (1-855-335-3569).

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Last updated July 27, 2015