February 4th, 2019
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
HEPATITIS A FREE VACCINATION CLINIC
Due to the outbreak of Hepatitis A in surrounding counties the New Madrid County Health Department will host the following FREE clinic
What is Hepatitis A?
Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection caused by the Hepatitis A virus. It can range in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a severe illness lasting several months.
- How is Hepatitis A Spread?
Hepatitis A is usually spread when a person ingests fecal matter – even in microscopic amounts - from a contact with objects, food, or drinks contaminated by feces or stool from an infected person. It can also be spread by not washing your hands, sex with infected partners, illegal drug use, and through close contact with someone infected with Hepatitis A.
- Can Hepatitis A be prevented?
Yes. The best way to prevent Hepatitis A is by getting vaccinated.
- Hepatitis A can be prevented with a safe and effective vaccine.
NEW MADRID COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
406 US Highway 61
New Madrid, MO 63869
January is National Radon Action Month
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services in cooperation with the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides educational resources about the danger of radon exposure and encourages Missourians to test their homes for radon. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. EPA estimates radon is responsible for more than 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year nationwide. One in three Missouri homes tested for radon have levels above the EPA action level of 4.0 pCi/L. The DHSS radon program offers free short-term radon test kits for Missouri residents from October 1st thru March 31st each year, to test their homes for radon. Residents can register on-line for a free test kit at https://health.mo.gov/living/environment/radon/testkit.php or by contacting the Bureau of Environmental Epidemiology toll-free at 866-628-9891 or
573-751-6102. For additional information, contact Denise Kettles at
Denise.Kettles@health.mo.gov or 573-751-6102.
Are you needing a FLU SHOT?????
The New Madrid County Health Department will be at
MONDAY & THURSDAY from 8:00 am - 11:00 am & 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Call us at (573) 748-5541 if you have any questions!!
Please bring your Medicaid Card or your Medicare Card!
Do you need a pap smear, breast exam, or birth control?
The New Madrid County Health Department offers a confidential monthly women's clinic for those who are in need of these services.
Free mammograms for those who qualify through the Show Me Healthy Women Program.
For more information, call us at 573-748-5541.