Announcements & News
Flu Shots- $25
-Adult Flu Shots Available on a walk in basis at the Health Department in Havana from 7:00am–Noon
-Children under 10 by appointment or walk in Tuesdays from 7:00am-Noon
-Due to billing changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act the Health Department can only accept Medicare Supplemental from Humana, Cigna, Aetna and Coventry. The Health Department anticipates additional contracts in the near future. Seniors who have a different insurance may still receive the flu vaccine but must pay the $25
Outreach Flu Clinics October 2nd 2014
Easton Firehouse– 8:30-9:30
Mason City Assembly of God Church– 10:00-11:30
Manito Firehouse– 1:00-2:30
Enteroviruses are very common viruses. They cause about 10 to 15 million infections in the United States each year. Tens of thousands of people are hospitalized each year for illnesses caused by enteroviruses. See the CDC website for more information http://www.cdc.gov/non-polio-enterovirus/
Health Insurance: The Mason County Health Department’s certified In-Person Counselor can help residents of Mason and Menard counties enroll in insurance as required by the Affordable Care Act. Visit the Illinois Marketplace at www.getcoveredillinois.gov or call the Mason County Health Department for more information.
Pertussis is a common disease in the United States, with periodic epidemics every 3 to 5 years and frequent outbreaks. In 2009, nearly 17,000 cases of pertussis were reported. As pertussis cases have been identified in neighboring counties and cases have been on the rise across the country, we encourage parents to ensure vaccinations are up to date. Get your pertussis questions answered at the CDC website.
Did you Know? To provide more convenient hours for working parents, the health department opens at 7:00am Monday-Thursday.
From the Rotarian Magazine
Why Rotary on the MCHD Site? Rotary projects often have a major focus on not just local Health but Global Public Health as well.
Child Labor-According to UNICEF, there are an estimated 158 million child laborers – more than one out of every seven children worldwide.
Hearing- About 278 million people around the world have lost most or all of their hearing in both ears.
Hunger in the United States- To accommodate the expected rise in the world’s population from 6.8 billion to 9.1 billion in 2050, global food production will need to increase by 70 percent.
No Where To Go - “But 4 in 10 of the planet’s people have no private or hygienic facilities to do their business in.”
Facts of the Matter-A brief history of Dental Health- “Since ancient times, the mouth has been viewed as an indicator of overall health.”
Facts of the Matter- A mother’s influence on her children’s health and well-being begins before delivery
Facts of the Matter – A brief history of Vaccines
In The News
Mason County Health Department
1002 E. Laurel Ave.
Havana, IL 62644