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.
Please contact your local Health Department for availability and schedules.
Caroline County Health Department
Fredericksburg Health Department
King George Health Department
Spotsylvania Health Department.
Stafford Health Department
As we welcome the warmer weather to our area, the Rappahannock Area Health District (RAHD) would like to take a moment to remind all of it’s residents and visitors to enjoy the out-doors safely.
We want your outdoor experiences to be full of great memories and free from illness. To that extent, we have developed this guide to cover common outdoor risks that you or your family may encounter while outside. Topics in this guide include tick-borne illnesses and prevention, preventing exposures to rabies and how to avoid heat-related illnesses.
For additional information and resources on these topics please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at www.cdc.gov or the Virginia Department of Health’s website at www.vdh.virginia.gov
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.