Harnett County,
North Carolina

Health Department


Important Announcements
New Immunization Requirements for 2015-16 School Year:

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 a 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 please call the Health Department at 910-893-7550. North Carolina law requires all children in the state to receive certain immunizations. For more information on NC immunization requirements click here to view the North Carolina Immunization Branch web site.

September is North Carolina Preparedness Month. “Be Aware and Prepare”:

No one knows when the next flood, tornado, hurricane or even chemical spill will impact our area. But Harnett County residents can prepare for these and other disasters. Preparing now for emergencies makes you better equipped to handle and recover from them when they occur. The best way to protect your family is be aware and prepare. Taking four easy steps can help protect your family when an emergency strikes: 1) make a plan, 2) discuss and practice your plan with your family, 3) build an emergency supplies kit, and 4) stay informed. It’s easy to get started! For more information click on the Ready NC web site.

Mobile Mammography: September 16, 2015

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 September 16, and October 14, 2015 Pre-registration is required. Click here for an application or see the Downloads Box or call 910-814-6197 for more information.

“Aging in Place, Safely” Workshop: September 17, 2015

There are some simple ways to age in place, in the comfort of your home. Come join us as we learn how to "age" safely in our homes. This program will be held on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at the Governmental Complex –Commons Area, located at 309 W Cornelius Harnett Blvd in Lillington, NC. The program will be presented by Valerie Jurik, a Certified Aging in Place Specialist with Freedom Frogs and Melinda Munden, Director of Special Populations Outreach with the N.C. Department of Insurance. To register please call the Harnett County Division on Aging at 910-893-7578.

Fall Prevention Awareness Week: September 23 – 29, 2015

Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury deaths, unintentional injuries, and hospital admissions for trauma. Falls can take a serious toll on older adults’ quality of life and independence. Falls are not an inevitable part of aging. In fact, many falls can be prevented. Everyone can take actions to protect the older adults they care about. Get some exercise. Be mindful of medications. Keep their vision sharp. Poor vision can make it harder to get around safely. Eliminate hazards at home, about half of all falls happen at home. For more information click on the title to view “Take Control of Your Health: 6 Steps to prevent a Fall”.

Patient Satisfaction Survey

Please consider completing our patient satisfaction survey. This feedback helps us continually monitor or change our services to serve you better. Click on the title to access the survey in English. Click here for the Spanish survey.

Harnett County Health Department is on Facebook

Become a fan of Harnett County Health Department by visiting our Facebook Page. We update our page with upcoming events and programs, photos, health news and more. This is also a great way to interact with us. Click on the title to visit our page.

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