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October Public Health Column

Proactive immunization is a win-win for all.

School Flu Vaccine Clinics

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Additional information and schedule can be found at

Health Department to offer flu vaccine to
all public school students

Flu vaccine offered to public by walk-in

The Department of Public Health is offering flu vaccine by walk-in in the Immunization Clinic. No appointments are needed. For hours and more information, visit Questions? Talk to one
of our Immunization Nurses at (828) 694-6015.

NC DHHS reports first flu death of the season.

Public Notice

Public comments welcome on proposed repeal of local Board of Health septage rules

The Board of Health will consider repealing existing rules about servicing septic tanks, permitting of septage pump-out services and hauling and disposal of septage. Public comment is welcome at the next Board of Health meeting on October 13. Please read the notice and the rules under consideration.

Prep on Wheels

The Henderson County Department of Public Health and Council on Aging partnered to create “Prep on Wheels” Emergency Preparedness Kits for high-risk homebound seniors. Learn more.

Naloxone can save someone

This life-saving drug can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose when given in time. Naloxone Nasal Spray Kits are available with a prescription to those at risk of overdose and for family members who have a loved one at risk. Call The Free Clinics at (828) 697-8453.

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI)

What is Avian Influenza? Check the current status of HPAI in NC. Fall ban on live bird shows and sales is in effect Aug. 15, 2015 to Jan. 15, 2016.

Rabies is a vaccine preventable disease

Rabies is a vaccine preventable disease in humans, dogs, cats and ferrets as well as some domestic livestock. All mammals are susceptible to rabies and it is nearly always fatal. Read more about rabies.

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Call 1-800-849-6127 to find out how to obtain services and support for mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

North Carolinians ready to quit smoking may call
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Last updated October 7, 2015