To help you understand what vaccines you (those 11 years and older) might need, you can complete the Adolescent and Adult Vaccine Quiz online. Then print your results and discuss them with your doctor or health care professional next time you make an office visit.
Take the quiz!
WE HAVE MOVED!
Van Buren/Cass District Health Department's Mattawan and Hartford facilities have moved and merged into one new location.
Our New Address is 260 South Street, Lawrence MI, 49064
Our phone number remains the same, call (269) 621-3143 to schedule an appointment.
If you get a call from our Health Department (269-621-3143 or 269-782-0064) or MI COVID HELP (866-806-3447), keep your family and friends safe by answering the call.
CLICK HERE for current VBCASSDHD COVID Vaccine clinic offerings.
9/9/2021 MDHHS launches online access to immunization records for Michiganders ages 18 and older click HERE for more information.
We’re proud to partner with @IVaccinate to help keep Michigan’s kids safe and healthy. Learn more at www.IVaccinate.org.
FREE Children's Hearing & Vision Screening clinics
Has your child had their hearing & vision checked?
Your Child’s Hearing & Vision Impacts Their Success in School
- An undiagnosed hearing problem may impact your child’s ability to pay attention or follow directions
- An undiagnosed vision problem may affect your child’s ability to read and learn
Your VanBuren-Cass District Health Department has scheduled FREE in office Hearing & Vision Screening clinics for Preschool and Kindergarten.
Call the Health Department to schedule an appointment for a FREE in office Hearing & Vision screening.
Van Buren County: contact technician Anna McCoy at 269-621-3143 ext 1327
Cass County: contact technician Amy Wagoner at 269-782-0064 ext 2012
Mosquitoes and West Nile Virus
See the Weekly Arbovirus* Summary 2021 for updated activity, including West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Michigan.
* Arboviruses are viruses transmitted by mosquitoes or other insects.
It's Tick Season Again!
press release 6/7/2021: First case of hantavirus reported in Michigan
Michiganders reminded to take precautions around rodents
Rabies is a concern anytime of the year, but particularly in the warmer months in Michigan when animals and people have more chances to have contact with one another. Please see the attached PRESS RELEASE regarding rabies and how people can protect themselves and their animals from rabies.
Each year 1 in 6 Americans get sick from foodborne illness. Learn more about keeping your families food safe.
Food is an important part of the holiday season, but holiday meals can take a turn for the worse if food safety isn’t on your menu. To help keep you and your loved ones safe from foodborne diseases, follow the four basic steps of food safety—Clean, Separate, Cook, and Chill—now and throughout the year.
Hepatitis A is in Michigan Communities
Hepatitis A is a liver disease caused by hepatitis A virus (HAV). Hepatitis A is spread through contaminated food or water and close contact with persons who are infected. Hepatitis A can affect anyone. Frequent hand washing with soap and warm water after using the bathroom, changing a diaper, or before preparing food can help prevent the spread of Hepatitis A.
The best way to protect against hepatitis A is to get the hepatitis A vaccine. Talk to your healthcare provider to get the two doses you need for protection. Need help paying for your vaccine? Your local health department or your federally qualified health center may have hepatitis A vaccine available for little cost.
Help stop the spread of hepatitis A in Michigan a brochure from MDHHS.
Information regarding the Hepatitis A Outbreak in Michigan.
> June 6, 2018 Genesee County Public Health Advisory - Hepatitis A.