Rockingham County Health and Human Services
Felissa Ferrell
Director of Health and Human Services
Felissa Ferrell
Director of Social Services
Susan Young, BSN,RN
Interim Health Director
 
 
 

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Immunization Awareness
 
Posted on Thursday August 12, 2010
 
The Rockingham County Department of Public Health, in partnership with the North Carolina Division of Public Health, is encouraging North Carolinians of all ages to make sure they are fully vaccinated.
 
The Rockingham County Department of Public Health, in partnership with the North Carolina Division of Public Health, is celebrating August as National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) by encouraging North Carolinians of all ages to make sure they are fully vaccinated.

“As families prepare for the new school year, they need to take a moment to ensure their vaccinations are up to date” said Glenn L. Martin, Health Director. “Vaccines aren’t just for babies. From a child getting vaccinated against measles and whooping cough, to an adolescent being protected from meningitis, there are good reasons for all of us to discuss vaccines with our health care providers.” However, during this time of the year, health officials urge parents to plan ahead to see that their children are properly immunized prior to the first day of school.

The United States 2010 Recommended Immunization Schedule for Persons Aged 0 – 6 Years is provided in the attached document.

Vaccines are among the most successful and cost-effective public health tools available for preventing disease and death. They not only help protect vaccinated individuals, but also help protect entire communities by preventing and reducing the spread of infectious disease.

Rockingham County Department of Public Health provides childhood and adult vaccinations, Monday through Friday, 8:30 – 4:30 pm. Vaccinations are provided at no cost to individuals eligible for the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program. The VFC is a federally funded vaccine program available to:
  • Medicaid eligible children
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • Uninsured
  • Underinsured children: children who have commercial (private) health insurance but the coverage does not include the vaccines, children whose insurance covers only selected vaccines, or children whose insurance caps coverage at a certain amount – once the coverage amount is reached, or · Unaccompanied minors without proof of insurance presenting to local health departments Title X clinics

For more information about vaccinations of the VFC program, visit www.immunizenc.com. To schedule an appointment for a vaccination, please call the Rockingham County Department of Public Health at 336-342-8140.
 
 
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