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Ebola Message From The State Health Commissioner

My team and I at VDH will continue to work tirelessly to do our very best to protect people in Virginia from Ebola. This work will be done through the strong relationships that already exist with our partners to make sure that we are all prepared to respond. In addition, we will continually re-evaluate our plans and procedures as new information arises with this rapidly changing issue. We also want to be sure you have the most accurate and timely information to be able to make good decisions to protect your health. Please submit your questions and ideas for improving our communications and materials here.

Virginia Health Information
'Virginia Health Information' is a resource for patients and consumers looking to learn about and compare options on everything from obstetrical services, to heart care, to pricing information on commonly performed medical procedures. Virginians can use VHI information to make informed health care purchasing decisions and as the basis for an informed conversation with their health care providers. Learn more>>

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Safe Drinking Water Act Marks 40th Anniversary Dec. 16

The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) helps ensure Virginians enjoy sufficient quantities of safe, reliable drinking water. Through aggressive monitoring and adherence to standards of construction and operation, even the smallest waterworks and their customers can feel confident their water is safe and that they will be informed if any issues arise. The VDH Office of Drinking Water works with waterworks owners to ensure the water delivered to consumers meets all federal and state standards and is clean and abundant. These efforts are vital to Virginia’s economy and to the public health of our citizens.

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Winter Weather Preparedness

Are you ready for winter weather?

Take this time to prepare before a winter emergency hits to reduce the risk of weather-related health problems and injuries. Learn more about preparing yourself and loved ones for winter weather here. More>>

Get Your Flu Vaccine!

Influenza is commonly referred to as the “flu”. It is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat and lungs. The flu can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. It is recommended that everyone 6 months and older should get vaccinated. Getting the flu vaccine is the best way to prevent the flu.

Did you know that everyone needs a flu vaccine—every flu season? The flu vaccine is available by shot or nasal spray. The best way to protect yourself and your child is with the flu vaccine. Get your flu vaccine today!

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Last Updated: 12-17-2014

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