In New Hanover County, you can get #naloxone free from the Public Health Clinic & no prescription is needed. A nurse will provide instructions on how to use this lifesaving kit. Learn more: health.nhcgov.com/opioids
It’s summertime and the kids are out of school. It’s a great time to make sure your family is up-to-date on immunizations! Our clinic is open Monday - Friday 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Tuesday 7:45 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. and immunization services do not require an appointment. For more information on immunizations, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/vaccines-age.html and https://www.cdc.gov/measles/resources/multimedia.html.
Vaccination is one of the best ways parents can protect infants, children, and teens from 16 potentially harmful diseases that can be very serious, may require hospitalization, or even be deadly.
Our Community Health staff were visiting the UCP Easter Seals Summer Camp today to share how important handwashing is to our health! Our handy hand washing station shows where the missed germs hide when we wash our hands.
With the recent rain we've had, please remember to dump any standing water around your home, even water in old flower pots! A small amount of water (one tablespoon) is all it takes to breed hundreds of #mosquitoes. Get more tips at bit.ly/NHC-VectorControl. #NHCgov #TipandToss
All New Hanover County offices, including the Public Library, will be closed on Monday, May 28 for #MemorialDay. The #NHCgov Arboretum, Airlie Gardens, Cape Fear Museum & county landfill will all be open to the public. The #HazWagon & Household Hazardous Waste facility will be closed.
Note: the Public Library will also be closed Sunday, May 27.
New Hanover County Environmental Health is looking for a part-time temporary employee to assist with surveillance of mosquito populations in New Hanover County. This position will set and collect mosquito traps, identify mosquito species, and count mosquitoes and help with general vector control duties and other surveillance monitoring as needed. For more information or to apply, visit: ttp://www.ncapha.org/employment_center/view_job/mosquito_control_lab_field_technician
Between May 6 and May 16, anyone who uses tobacco is eligible to receive eight weeks or more of nicotine patches or up to eight weeks of combination nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) of patches and gum or patches and lozenges from QuitlineNC. All uninsured people who use tobacco during these dates and through May 31, 2018 are eligible to receive eight weeks of combination NRT.…
It's #Hurricane Preparedness Week! When creating your family’s emergency response plan, make sure it includes a plan for evacuating & staying at home. Learn more at em911.nhcgov.com. Hurricane season starts June 1! #NHCgov #HurricanePrep #HurricaneStrong