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!
4/13/2021 Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine update:
We are aware of the latest recommendation from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Food and Drug Administration that the United States pause the use of Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine over six reported US cases of a "rare and severe" type of blood clot.
Per MDHHS and CDC instruction, we will be pausing the use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine until further notice.
IF YOU HAVE AN APPOINTMENT: Following state guidance, if you have an appointment at a Johnson & Johnson clinic, we will be switching the vaccine to Moderna, 2-dose series. We encourage you to keep your appointment.
Our health department has been using Moderna vaccine for the entire duration of the vaccine rollout in Van Buren and Cass County with great success. We feel confident in the efficacy and benefits of the vaccine and encourage the community to continue to take advantage of the benefits of getting a vaccine.
CLICK HERE for current COVID Vaccine clinic offerings.
Our current call volume remains significantly high due to the demand for COVID-19 vaccine. Our team is working diligently to get back to everyone but it may take 3 or more days to return your call. Signing up for email updates and completing the "I want a COVID Vaccine" form are the best ways to ensure timely communication.
If you do 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.
WE'RE MOVING! Opening , Monday, May 3rd, 2021
UPDATE: Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Hartford location move has been postponed until April 29 & 30, 2021. The current Hartford location will be CLOSED on April 29 & 30, 2021 while we move to our NEW LOCATION.
Did you know that vaccine-preventable diseases are on the rise in Michigan?
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 for the 2020-21 school year?
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 the 2020-21 school year.
Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19, it may not be possible for us to provide in school screenings for ALL students this school year.
Call the Health Department to schedule an appointment for a FREE in office Hearing & Vision screening.
Van Buren County: contact technician Haley Nye at 269-621-3143 ext 1333
Cass County: contact technician Amy Wagoner at 269-782-0064 ext 2012
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.