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Protect against tick and mosquito bites
as summer approaches

The NC Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Public Health recommends taking precautions to protect against tick and mosquito bites as summer weather approaches.

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.

Is your dog 4 months of age or older?

State law and county ordinances require a current rabies vaccine. During May 4 - 9, a rabies vaccination clinic will offer vaccine for a reduced fee of $8 per dog. Use this list of veterinarian offices to call today and make an appointment.

HHS, CDC National Infant Immunization Week April 18-25, 2015 button image Most parents choose the safe, proven protection of vaccines. Giving babies the recommended immunizations by age two is the best way to protect them from 14 serious childhood diseases, like whooping cough and measles.

April is Public Health Month

Public Health Month is a time to recognize the conributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our health.

Prevent. Promote. Protect. See how public health works every day to prevent disease, promote healthy living and respond to threats to our well being in this short video.

Can we become the healthiest nation? Understand the challenge.

Would you pledge to help create the healthiest nation in one generation?

Read the Public Health Column, Under the Umbrella of Public Health, for more about what's happening in Henderson County during Public Health Month.

Visit our display on Emergency Preparedness at the main branch of the library. Visit Public Health Preparedness for more tips.

Register for a free preparedness kit. To enter, email Preparedness Coordinator Terri Arrington.

Visit the historic courthouse to view the "We Are Hope" banners signed by high school students who have pledged to be substance free. Check out Hope Rx, a coalition formed to prevent prescription drug overdoses and accidental deaths in our county.

Keep your prescription drugs locked up and dispose of them safely. Use the medicine drop at the Sheriff’s Department, 100 North Grove Street, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. for all your unwanted, unused and expired medication.

Changes in NC School Vaccination Requirements

Do you have a child entering kindergarten or
7th grade
? Learn more about immunizations.

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North Carolinians ready to quit smoking may call
1-800-QUIT-NOW or
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 April 22, 2015