Measles is a very contagious disease caused by a virus. It spreads to others through coughing and sneezing. It is so contagious that if one person has it, up to 90% of the people around him or her will also become infected if they are not protected. You can protect your child against measles with a combination vaccine that provides protection against three diseases: measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR). The MMR vaccine is proven to be very safe and effective. CDC recommends that children get one dose at each of the following ages: 12 through 15 months, and 4 through 6 years. For more information click on the title to view the CDC web site or call our office at 910-893-7550.
With the help of Campbell University, Harnett Health and Healthy Harnett we are conducting a Community Health Assessment (CHA) for Harnett County. This survey is being conducted to learn more about the health and quality of life in Harnett County. The results will be used to help address the major health and community issues in our county. This survey is completely voluntary, and it should take about 15-20 minutes to complete. Your answers are completely anonymous and the information you give us will not be linked to you in any way. To take this survey please follow this link: https://cphs.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bfJnYnm1eJqXNAx
The State of the County Health(SOTCH) report 2018 focuses on the health factors for Harnett County communities. The SOTCH report provides the opportunity to update the community on the status of health issues identified in the Community Health Assessment (CHA). The report is a supplement to the Community Health Assessment (CHA), which is a more comprehensive analysis of the county’s health produced every three years. The report provides a brief but comprehensive overview on changes in trends related to our health priorities, updates on community initiatives, and details behind emerging trends that may impact the health of Harnett County. For more information please call 910-814-6198 or 910-893-7550.
Did you know that buckling children in age- and size-appropriate car seats, booster seats, and seat belts can significantly reduce the risk of serious and fatal injuries by up to 80%? Although motor vehicle injuries are a leading cause of unintentional death among children in the United States, these fatalities can be prevented. Have your car seat checked free of charge by a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician at one of Harnett County’s Permanent Checking Stations. The technician will educate you on the proper child restraint, help you install your car seat, and give you useful resources to take home and learn more. Call to schedule your appointment today!
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