Harnett County,
North Carolina

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Roll up your sleeves ---It’s time for flu shots

Getting a flu shot is easy and it is the first and most important step you can take in protecting yourself and your family from the flu. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a yearly flu vaccine. By getting a flu vaccine now for yourself and your entire family, you can help prevent flu-related illness, missed school, and missed work. The Health Department provides flu shots each Monday-Friday from 8:00a.m.-11:00a.m. and 1:00p.m.-4:00p.m. for children and adults. Some adults and children may qualify to receive the flu shot at no cost. Residents are encouraged to bring all insurance information including Medicare and Medicaid. For more information, regarding flu shot schedules call the Health Department at 910-893-7550 or click on the title.


Seasonal Influenza:

In the United States, flu season occurs in the fall and winter. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season. The seasonal flu shot protects against the three or four influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season. For more information click on the title to view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) web site.


Barbershop “BBQ Cook Off”& HV Testing Event: Saturday, October 1, 2016

Public Health Officials with the Harnett County Health Department will be on site at the annual Mond’s Elite Styles “BBQ Cook Off” event on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. located at 1405 N.C. Hwy 27 West in Lillington. The Health Department will be providing health information, education and access to free HIV testing. For more information about the barbershop testing event contact the Health Department through the Health Education Division at 910-814-6195 or 910-893-7550 or click on the flyer.


Building Bridges, Removing Barriers for Optimal Infant Feeding Workshop: October 3, 2016

Breastfeeding provides many health, nutritional, economical and emotional benefits to mother and baby. A free Breastfeeding Workshop will be held for health professionals (Nurses, PAs, MDs, Social Workers, Nutritionist, Health Educators) that work with pregnant, and postpartum women and infants. The session will be held at the Harnett County Health Department located within the Governmental Complex 309 W. Cornelius Harnett Blvd. Lillington, this is free workshop however registration is required. To register online, click here or for more information please call 910-814-6239. Continuing Education credit has been set up through South East Area health Education Center (SEAHEC).


Power of Pink Conference: Saturday, October 29, 2016

The Health Department will be sponsoring the “Power of Pink” conference in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The conference will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 9:00am until 12:30pm. The “Power of Pink” conference, is a free event, however registration is required. The registration deadline is October 21, 2016. To register please call the 910-814-6298 or 910-893-7550. For more information click on the title: The “Power of Pink” conference is supported through grant funding from the Susan G. Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast.


Mobile Mammography: October 26, 2016

Mammography screening remains the best available method to detect breast cancer early. When breast cancer is found early, chances of survival are higher! The Health Department provides mobile mammography screenings in partnership with Rex Mobile Mammography. Screenings will be held on October 26, 2016. Pre-registration is required. For an application see the Downloads Box or call 910-814-6197 or 910-893-7550.


Zika Virus

Zika is primarily transmitted through the bite of infected Aedes mosquitoes. Mosquitoes become infected when they bite a person already infected with the virus. Infected mosquitoes can then spread the virus to other people through bites. It can also be transmitted from a pregnant mother to her baby during pregnancy or around the time of birth. We do not know how often Zika is transmitted from mother to baby during pregnancy or around the time of birth. For more information click here or the title to view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website or click here to view Travel Health Notices.


Harnett County Health Department is on Facebook

Become a fan of Harnett County Health Department by visiting our Facebook Page. We update our page with upcoming events and programs, photos, health news and more. This is also a great way to interact with us. Click on the title to visit our page.


 
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