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Annual FLU Clinic
Don’t Get the Flu! Don’t Spread the Flu!
WHEN: October 2nd, 1pm to 6pm
October 3rd, 8am to 6pm
WHERE: Jacksonville High School Bowl
215 S. Church, Jacksonville, IL
COST: $32.00 regular flu
$55.00 high dose flu
(recommended for persons over 65)
FREE to Medicare Part B & Medicaid Recipients. We accept cash, credit card, insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield, Health Alliance and Coventry)
“The single best way to protect against
the flu is toget vaccinated each year.”
Centers for Disease Control
For more information call:
Morgan County Health Department
In an emergency, every second counts- that’s why it’s crucial to have a game plan.
This September is National Preparedness Month. Morgan County Health Department wants to encourage all Morgan County citizens to develop a family game plan. As with other things, having a plan of action is peace of mind!
Here are some tips:
1) Download some apps!
The American Red Cross has the Red Cross Mobile Apps for your phone. This gives you information at your fingertips. There is info on First Aid, Natural Disasters, Blood, Fire, Shelter, and Pet Information just to name a few.
These apps are available for download in Apple App Store or Google Play. Check it out!
2) Make a Disaster Preparedness Plan for your family!
It is important to make sure that the entire family is prepared and informed in the event of a disaster or emergency. You may not always be together when these events take place and should have plans for making sure you are able to contact and find one another.
Emergency Contact Cards for All Household Members
Print one card for each family member.
Write the contact information for each household member, such as work, school and cell phone numbers.
Fold the card so it fits in your pocket, wallet or purse.
Carry the card with you so it is available in the event of a disaster or other emergency.
You can download an emergency contact card template here.
3) Make a emergency kit!
Being prepared means being equipped with the proper supplies you may need in the event of an emergency or disaster. Keep your supplies in an easy-to-carry emergency preparedness kit that you can use at home or take with you in case you must evacuate.
Consider the needs of all family members and add supplies to your kit. Suggested items to help meet additional needs are:
Additional supplies to keep at home or in your survival kit based on the types of disasters common to your area:
Make sure you are as prepared as you possibly can be for potential disasters and other emergencies. These events can strike suddenly, at any time and anywhere. There are actions everyone can take that can help make a difference.
WE NEED YOU!!!
A disaster can strike anywhere, whether it’s a hazardous material or weapons of mass destruction or a natural disaster like a tornado or flood. Problems arising from emergencies and disasters pose a threat to human health, well-being, and survival.
In the event of a disaster, the health department would need volunteers to help us help the citizens of Morgan County. We will need medical staff as well as support and environmental staff. If you would be interested in being on our list, please fill out the Volunteer application and send it to us.
Click here for the Volunteer Application.
Thank you for your support!