Threat Preparedness News and Alerts
There is an outbreak of pneumonia in Wuhan, China caused by a new type of coronavirus. No cases have been reported in the US, but travelers to Wuhan should exercise caution. If you have been in Wuhan within the past 2 weeks and develop a fever, cough, or have difficulty breathing, seek medical care right away. Tell the medical providers your symptoms and that you were in Wuhan.
More information from the CDC: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/watch/novel-coronavirus-china
Information for Healthcare Professionals: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/guidance-hcp.html
To sign up for Health Alert Notifications from the CDC: https://emergency.cdc.gov/han/updates.asp
Jefferson County is in the process of updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan. We would like your input about mitigation projects that the Health Department would participate in. Would you support risk reduction from a variety of hazards in your community? Tell us!
Free Flu Shots
Saturday, September 9, 2017
10:00am – 12:00pm
Jefferson High School Auxiliary Gym
As part of a regional threat preparedness exercise, your local health department will be offering free flu vaccines at the above time and place – check back for more clinic dates and times as we get closer to flu season . The vaccines at this walk-in clinic are for adults and children 36 months and older. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The Center for Disease Control recommends that everyone 6 months or older gets a yearly flu vaccine before the end of October. Protect yourself and the ones you love – don’t wait, vaccinate!
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