Zika virus is most often spread through mosquito bites. Most people infected with Zika do not show any symptoms, though about 1 in 5 experience fever, red eyes, rashes, body aches and headaches. We have known about Zika for decades, but it has only recently started to spread rapidly. More on Zika...
CDC Zika Virus microsite
Q&As: Zika and Pregnancy
Low-cost options for the rabies vaccine
Rabies vaccination clinics, sponsored by Henderson County Animal Services and Henderson County Veterinarians, offer reduced fees for the rabies vaccine. Clinics will be held at participating veterinarian’s offices by appointment only for a reduced fee of $8.00 per cat or dog. More...
Cat Clinic March 7 - 12 | Dog Clinic May 2 - 7
Not too late for your flu vaccine
The Department of Public Health is offering flu vaccine by walk-in in the Immunization Clinic. No appointments are needed. For hours and more information, visit HendersonCountyFlu.org. Questions? Talk to one
of our Immunization Nurses at (828) 694-6015.
Free radon test kits still available
The Department of Public Health is partnering with
the North Carolina Radon Program to provide free short-term radon test kits to the public in recognition of National Radon Action Month. A limited supply of kits are available and can be picked up in the Environmental Health section of the health
department from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Only one
kit per home is needed to determine if a home has
a high level. Read more...
Parenting ABC's — Infant Care Classes
Moms, build your skills in caring for your infant.
FREE classes are held the first and third Monday
of each month from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at the health department. Caregivers welcome too. Call 694-6066 to register.
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