Make sure your children are up-to-date on vaccines before sending them back to school. School-age children, from preschoolers to college students, need vaccines. Making sure that children receive all their vaccinations on time is one of the most important things you can do as a parent to ensure your children's long-term health—as well as the health of friends, classmates, and others in your community. For more information click on the title to view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) web site.
Vaccines offer safe and effective protection from a variety of infectious diseases. New Immunization Requirements for 2015-16 School Year: Effective July 1, 2015, all students entering 7th grade will be required to have 1 dose TDAP vaccine and 1 does meningococcal vaccine. Vaccines are given by appointment Monday-Friday at the Health Department, for more information, please call 910-893-7550. The Health Department will also be holding an evening vaccine clinic on Thursday, September 17, from 3:00-7:00 pm. For this clinic, no appointment is required; vaccines will be given on a walk-in basis. Children who are Medicaid eligible, uninsured, or whose insurance plans do not offer vaccine coverage are eligible for free vaccines at the Health Department. For more information 910-893-7550.
at the C.B. Codrington Park, located at 308 South Burke Street, Dunn. The event will recognize program graduates and feature food, HIV testing, exhibits, health information and activities for both adults and children. Back-to-school supplies provided by the A.M.E. Zion Dunn Lillington District churches will also be distributed. The event is free, however registration is required. Contact Heather Carter at 910-814-6195 to register.
Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less is a weight management program that uses strategies proven to work. Summer is here and it’s time to enjoy the fresh air and warm sun. During the warm summer months, many will resume January weight loss resolutions. Instead of resorting to crash diets or overtraining at the gym take steps to both lose weight and make good health a lifelong goal. Harnett County Department of Public Health and Harnett County Cooperative Extension are partnering to offer Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less. The program will be offered every Tuesday from 12:00pm-1:00pm beginning August 18th and ending on September 29th. Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less is a weight management program that uses strategies proven to work. The enrollment fee is $20 per person. For more information or to register, call 910-814-6196. The registration deadline is Friday, August 14th.
Mammography screening remains the best available method to detect breast cancer early. The Health Department provides mobile mammography screenings in partnership with Rex Mobile Mammography. Screenings will be held on August 19, and September 16, 2015. Pre-registration is required. Click here for an application or see the Downloads Box or call 910-814-6197 for more information.
Medicines play an important role in treating many conditions and diseases, but when they are no longer needed it’s important to dispose of them properly to avoid harm to others. Help protect your family, community, and environment.Dispose of you unused medications properly. For a list of environmentally safe drug disposal sites, click on the title.
The ECU clinic is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Services: Comprehensive General Dentistry, Children’s Dentistry, Oral Surgery – Extractions, Root Canals, Sealants and Tooth Colored Fillings, Crowns and Bridges, Dentures and Partial Dentures, Implant Services, Periodontal Services and Cleanings, Cosmetic Tooth Whitening. Digital Radiography, and 3-D/Cone Beam Imaging. For more information click on the title to view the web site or call 910-814-4191, the facility is located at 80 Autumn Fern Trail in Lillington.
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