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Health Director urges residents to protect themselves from flu

It's not too late for flu vaccine

We offer flu vaccine and other immunizations, and no appointment is necessary. Immunization hours are 8-11:30 and 1-4, Monday – Friday. Questions? Call 828-694-6015.


Be Active Day 2018 - Fun for all ages

Be Active Day will be held Saturday, January 27, from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Mall. Browse vendor tables, gather information, try things out, and enjoy demonstrations at Center Stage. For more information, contact Beverly Clark at (828) 694-6065.


Stay safe this winter

Hypothermia, or abnormally low body temperature, is a dangerous condition that can occur when a person is exposed to extremely cold temperatures. Stay safe this winter by learning more about hypothermia, including who is most at risk, signs and symptoms, and what to do if someone develops hypothermia.

Infographic: Avoid, Spot, Treat - Frostbite and Hypothermia

For more information on how to prepare for winter storms, download the free ReadyNC app at readync.org, which provides real-time information on traffic and weather conditions plus open shelters and items needed in an emergency supplies kit.

Are You ReadyNC for Old Man Winter?
Winter Storms Safety Checklist


Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

Pertussis is a very contagious disease usually spread to another person by coughing or sneezing or when spending a lot of time near one another where you share breathing space. Many babies who get pertussis are infected by older siblings, parents, or caregivers who might not even know they have the disease. Please visit our Pertussis web page for more information and resources.


Protect Your Family from Radon

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after cigarette smoking. If you smoke and live in a home with high radon levels, you increase your risk of developing lung cancer. Having your home tested is the only effective way to determine whether you and your family are at risk of high radon exposure.


What is Naloxone?

An opioid is a powerful prescription pain medication, often given after surgery. Naloxone is a medication used to treat an opioid overdose by reversing the effects of opioids. Is Naloxone something you should have on hand? Learn more.


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Call Vaya Health at 1-800-849-6127 for services and support for mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

QuitlineNC is for North Carolinians ready to quit smoking. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or 1-800-784-8669. QuitlineNC operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For service in Spanish call 1-855-DEJELO-YA (1-855-335-3569).

 

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Department of Public Health • 1200 Spartanburg Highway, Suite 100 • Hendersonville, NC 28792 • (828) 692-4223

Last updated January 23, 2018