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Whole Grain Sampling Day is March 29

No fooling! Stop by the Department of Public Health for Whole Grain Sampling Day open house on Wednesday, March 29, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tasting will take place in the lobby. Sample whole grain quesadillas with dipping sauce, whole grain Chex mix, whole grain pasta salad and whole grain muffins. Recipes will be available. Read more.

Henderson County Immunization Coalition and Whit's Frozen Custard partner to promote immunizations for children

March 31 through April 29, the Henderson County Immunization Coalition (HCIC) and Whit’s Frozen Custard are giving vouchers for kid-sized custards to the first 200 children ages 2 months to 6 years who receive their immunizations. After the first 200 vouchers, half-off vouchers will be given to children who are immunized. The child must receive immunizations at one of the following HCIC offices: Henderson County Department of Public Health, Rainbow Pediatrics, Park Ridge Pediatrics, Hendersonville Pediatrics, Hendersonville Family Health Center, and Blue Ridge Community Health Services. The promotion ends April 29. Vouchers expire June 30, 2017, and are good only at Whit’s Frozen Custard of Hendersonville at 614 Spartanburg Highway.

The promotion coincides with National Immunization Week, April 22-29. This initiative is designed to raise awareness about the importance of childhood immunizations.

Parent University

Attend Parent University to learn about the temptations and threats from substance abuse that teens are exposed to today. A panel of community partners will share ways to navigate the current drug climate, recognize warning signs of substance abuse, and answer pertinent questions from those attending. The event will take place in the Bo Thomas Auditorium at Blue Ridge Community College, Thursday, April 6, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres will be available. Read more.

Be there for the big moments

Weddings. Graduations. Grandkids. To be there for the big moments, be healthy. What healthy choice will you make today? To learn more visit

It’s not too late for your flu vaccine

The sooner you get vaccinated, the more likely you are to be protected. Flu activity can last as late as May. Flu vaccine is available in our Immunization Clinic on a walk-in basis from 8-11:30 am and 1– 4 pm. No appointment is needed.

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Last updated March 24, 2017