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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.
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Time To Get Your Flu Shot!
The Health Department has Flu Vaccine available for EVERYONE 6 months of age and older. We have an ample supply of HIGH DOSE vaccine for those aged 65+.
Call the Health Department’s clinical services at 269-740-4155 for more information, to discuss your options or to schedule an appointment.
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.
E-cigarette, vaping users urged to seek medical attention if they feel ill.
MDHHS E-Cigarettes Website: Click HERE to learn more about e-cigarettes and vaping.
Eastern Equine Encephalitis & Mosquitoes.
Be aware: EEE (Eastern Equine Encephalitis) is one of the most dangerous viruses on the planet.
7/15/2019 ALERT: There is currently a shortage of TB skin testing serum.
Health Care Providers:
Each year 1 in 6 Americans get sick from foodborne illness. Learn more about keeping your families food safe.
STDs increase again in Michigan
regular testing urged to prevent spread of diseases
10/24/2019 Kalamazoo County Investigating Cases of Rare Gonorrhea Infections - Click Here for the Press Release
> Public Health Alert. Incidence of gonorrhea continues to rise in Van Buren and Cass Counties.
Drug Resistant Gonorrhea: An Urgent Public Health Issue Watch this video from the CDC for more information.
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.
Hand Foot & Mouth Disease - What you need to know.
* This disease is common in young children.
* It causes fever, mouth sores, and a rash.
* It is contagious.
* Is it usually not serious. The illness is typically mild, and most infected people recover in a week or two.
* Children not acutely ill and who have no weeping lesions are usually able to remain in school/daycare.
* Wash your hands often to lessen your chances of getting sick
Measles; It Isn't Just a Little Rash
Measles; It Isn't Just a Little Rash.
> April 17, 2019, Two new cases of measles in Southeast Michigan, case count is 42. Detroit and Oakland County residents affected; exposure sites in Ingham and Kent counties. Click here for MDHHS Press Release
> April 15, 2019, New, unrelated, case of Measles confirmed in Washtenaw County. Click here for MDHHS Press Release
** Local Healthcare Providers Resources:
Press Releases & Important Information
8/28/2019 Press Release: MDHHS investigates rising trend of e-cigarette/vaping-associated respiratory illness - click HERE to view. E-cigarette, vaping users urged to seek medical attention if they feel ill.
Michiganders Being Warned About Scam Local Public Health Calls. Thursday, March 7, 2019
> Michiganders urged to take precautions against norovirus. Click here for the 1/7/19 Press Release
Whooping Cough (Pertussis) is on the rise Click here for Information on Pertussis.