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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new 11.15.2020 MDHHS issues three-week epidemic order to save lives, protect frontline heroes during fall COVID-19 surge
11.11.2020 Public Health Update: News Release_COVID contact tracing priority shift_11.11.2020
Effective immediately, Van Buren/Cass District Health Department has made the decision, based on the overwhelming number of Van Buren and Cass County cases, to focus efforts on containing potential outbreaks by:
1. Continuing case investigation and contact tracing in nursing homes, hospitals, and schools as well as clusters identified as priority by VBCDHD such as high-risk congregate settings; and
2. Assisting businesses with COVID-related issues
It's time to think about a flu shot!
FIGHT THE FLU. Now is the time to get a flu vaccine. The single best way to prevent influenza is to get vaccinated every year, we urge all residents of Cass and Van Buren County to get their flu vaccine this fall. Keep you and your family healthy. Avoid a twindemic.
Call your provider or click the link below to find your nearest flu shot in:
The Health Department has Vaccine which is available for everyone 6 months of age and older through our Immunization clinic.
If you are Age 65+, the health department does have a supply of High Dose vaccine.
Children can get vaccine through their physician’s office or through the Health Department’s Vaccines for Children program.
Call the Health Department’s clinical services at 269-740-4155 for more information, to discuss your options or to schedule an appointment for a child.
Thanksgiving and COVID-19
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Michiganders Being Warned About Scam Local Public Health Calls. Thursday, March 7, 2019
The incidence of gonorrhea continues to rise, Providers click here for more information.
Whooping Cough (Pertussis) is on the rise Click here for Information on Pertussis.