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public health month

April is Public Health Month

Collectively, public health is much more than what your local health department does. A healthy community includes you, him, her, and them. This month, visualize where you can be involved. We encourage you to take some practical steps that support public health. These could include:

For more ideas, read the April Public Health Column: Taking time to celebrate public health.

Update your child's immunizations

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

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. Read more.

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

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 April 17, 2017