Protect Yourself & Your Children from Whooping Cough (also known as Pertussis): For a limited time, the Rappahannock Area Health District is offering Tdap - the Tetanus, Diptheria, and Pertussis booster at no charge. Parents, grandparents, teachers, childcare workers, and more are welcome to get your Tdap booster!
Flu shots: This year the Fredericksburg Health Department will be offering flu shots for a charge of $30.00 to children
and adults in our community. For adults and children with insurance, we can bill Medicare, Anthem PPO, and Southern Health for the charge of your vaccine. Children who are uninsured, have Medicaid, or Medicaid HMO can
receive their flu shot at no charge.
The manufacturer of Lo/Ovral birth control pills has issued a recall for certain packs of Lo/Ovral distributed between January and December 2011. The recall is the result of a packaging error. The manufacturer states that “taking this product is not likely to cause adverse health consequences.”
If you took pills affected by the recall and have concerns or questions please contact the manufacturer, Akrimax, at their customer service line, 877-509-3935.
If you received packs of Lo/Ovral from the Virginia Department of Health you can return them to the local health department where you got them and exchange them for new pills at no charge. For more information contact your local health department.
Join the Campaign for Healthier Kids to learn about how to make a difference in the lives of children. The Northern Virginia Healthy Kids Coalition is a group of residents and organizations joined together to promote better health for children of all ages. To help spread the message and learn more about the program, please visit: www.tippingthescales.net.
The Rappahannock Medical Reserve Corps, Inc. (RMRC) assists the Health Department in its response to local public health emergencies and to participate in other health department programs to improve the health of the community. For information about joining the RMRC please click here.