LCHD Meningococcal Immunization
The Meningococcal vaccine can help prevent meningococcal disease caused by N. meningitides. Meningococcal disease is a serious illness which can lead to meningitis, which is an infection of the lining of the brain and spinal cord, and infections of the blood. Meningococcal disease often occurs without warning - even among people who are otherwise healthy.
Two doses of the Meningococcal ACWY vaccine are routinely recommended for adolescents 11 through 18 years old: the first dose at 11 or 12 years of age, with a booster at age 16.
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DUI RISK EDUCATION CLASSES TO BE HELD
AT THE LAWRENCE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT- BEHAVIOR HEALTH
The Behavior Health division of the Lawrence County Health Department announces that the first 2018 DUI Risk Education classes have been set for the first 4 Mondays in March, starting March 1, 2018 from 3-5:30 PM. Pre-registration in person is required before Feb. 19th.
A deposit is required at time of registration.
Please call the Behavior Health Department at (618)-943-3754 if you have questions or need additional information.
2017 FLU VACCINE CLINICS
Flu vaccinations are recommended for everyone 6 months and older. Anyone can get the flu, however there are several factors that can make you high risk for flu complications. These factors include: young children; pregnant women; people with chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes, heart disease or lung disease; and people 65 years or older.
The Lawrence County Health Department encourages everyone to use the convenience and efficiency of a flu shot clinic – no appointments necessary.
While supplies last, the infant vaccine (recommended for children 6 months-35 months), the seasonal flu vaccine (recommended for children 3 years and older and adults), and the high dose flu vaccine (recommended for seniors age 65 and over) is available to the general public at the Lawrence County Health Department Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 8am-4pm and Thursday 8am-6pm. The Lawrence County Health Department will bill Medicare, Medicaid, and insurance if proper cards are presented at the time of the vaccination.
Tips for getting your flu vaccination:
1. Check with your insurance company regarding flu vaccine coverage. Many cover preventative 100%.
2. Bring your insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare card at time of service.
3. Wear clothing that gives easy access to your non-dominate arm.
4. Communicate with you nurse regarding any allergies you many have.
5. After immunization, antibodies take approximately 2-3 weeks to become effective.
6. If this is your toddlers first time receiving the flu vaccine a second dose may be required
7. Ask questions.
For more information, please call the Lawrence County Health Department at (618) 943-3302.
Call 618-943-2609 to schedule your appointment today!
The Keep Calm Milk On group will be held in the Lawrence County Health Department conference room the second Monday of each month starting on Monday, October 9th from 6:15pm-7:15pm .
This support group is for anyone who is currently pregnant and/or breastfeeding.