The Chesapeake Health District is dedicated to preventing illness, promoting healthy lifestyles and protecting the environment for all the citizens of Chesapeake.
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From January 1 to January 30, 2015, 102 people from 14 states in the U.S. (AZ, CA, CO, IL, MI, MN, NE, NY, OR, PA, SD, TX, UT, WA) have been reported with measles. Most of these cases are part of a large, ongoing outbreak linked to an amusement park in California. To date, there have been no cases of measles reported in Virginia this year. www.vdh.virginia.gov
Measles is highly infectious, but it is also highly preventable through vaccination. The Virginia Department of Health urges persons who are not vaccinated or whose children have not been vaccinated, to receive vaccine as soon as possible. You may receive vaccine from your doctor or local health department. http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/LHD/index.htm
In Virginia, 88.8 percent of children have received the measles vaccine by their second birthday and 91.3 percent are fully vaccinated against measles when they begin school. Find out more about measles and vaccination requirements at www.vdh.virginia.gov
YOU ARE INVITED....
Starting from seed is our topic this month.
Join us Wednesday, March 11, 2015 between 4:30-6:30pm
Sample healthy foods, meet others and learn how to start your garden from seed. All supplies included.
There is still time to be involved in our community garden and learn new things to stay healthy.
Grow Eat Live, Be a Helping Hand
Chesapeake Health Department Auditorium
748 Battlefield Blvd N
Chesapeake VA 23320
757-382-8655 for more information