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Three locations to better serve you.Dowagiac • Hartford • MattawanAdults: What Vaccines Do You Need?
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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VBCDHD status update
Public health employees will abide by the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order, utilizing only designated critical employees.
To protect the public’s health and reduce the spread of COVID-19, VBCDHD has made temporary adjustments to public health services offered in Van Buren and Cass County. Important updates to note:
> We have instituted emergency services only. Patrons who need emergency services can contact the health department at 269-621-3143 and follow the prompts. We are accepting emergency dental appointments by phone consult.
> We are working with Emergency Mgmt to ensure emergency medical supplies are continuing to arrive and be designated appropriately.
· ALL individuals entering the Van Buren/Cass District Health Department will receive a health risk assessment (questionnaire) and temperature check prior to entering the building.
Germs are everywhere. Make handwashing with soap and water a healthy habit to protect yourself and your family from getting sick.
It's Not Too Late To Get Your Flu Shot!
The flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your families against flu. It's not too late!
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.
New Service beginning March 2020
Beginning March 2020 - Free Sharps Collection services offered at Van Buren/Cass District Health Department's Hartford and Dowagiac locations.
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.
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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.
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.
CDC and FDA Issue Advisory for Hepatitis A Virus in Fresh Blackberries
Each year 1 in 6 Americans get sick from foodborne illness. Learn more about keeping your families food safe.
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.