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FDA Information on Vaping

Consumers are likely aware of the recent reports of respiratory illnesses — including some resulting in deaths – following the use of vaping products. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working closely with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as state and local public health partners to investigate…
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Free Naloxone Kits

Anyone that has an opioid use disorder, misuses prescription opiates, takes high doses of opioids prescribed for pain relief, or uses heroin is at risk for an opioid overdose. Care givers, family, friends, and community members can help prevent overdoses by carrying naloxone. To find out how to get a free kit, please call (217)…
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Sangamon County Department of Public Health
Sangamon County Department of Public Health6 hours ago
You’ve probably heard of an A1C test – but do you know when and why to get one? Find answers here: https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/managing/managing-blood-sugar/a1c.html .
Sangamon County Department of Public Health
Sangamon County Department of Public Health1 day ago
As we 'Fall Back' to shorter days, take extra care on the roadways. When Daylight Saving Time ends many people will find themselves spending more time driving in the dark. Shorter days, fatigue, compromised night vision, rush hour and impaired drivers all contribute to making driving at night more dangerous than any other time of day. Find safety tips at: https://www.nsc.org/road-safety/safety-topics/night-driving .
Sangamon County Department of Public Health
Sangamon County Department of Public Health2 days ago
Vaccination has been shown to reduce the risk of flu related respiratory infection in pregnant women by up to one-half. Pregnant women who get a flu vaccine are also helping to protect their babies from flu illness for the first several months after their birth, when they are too young to get vaccinated. Find out more at: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/vaccine/pregnant.htm?s_cid=seasonalflu-btn-058 For information about flu clinics visit #flu-clinics" target="_blank">https://scdph.org/health-services/#flu-clinics
Sangamon County Department of Public Health
Sangamon County Department of Public Health4 days ago
The Sangamon County Department of Public Health will be closed Monday November 11th in observance of Veterans Day.
Sangamon County Department of Public Health
Sangamon County Department of Public Health5 days ago
Teach your kids key moments when they should wash their hands—like after using the bathroom or playing outside, or before eating. Clean hands keep you and your family healthy! https://go.usa.gov/xV9TP .
Sangamon County Department of Public Health
Sangamon County Department of Public Health6 days ago
Housecleaning may not be the most enjoyable activity in your day, but a few minutes killing germs can go a long way toward keeping your family healthy. Find information about cleaning vs sanitizing and choosing cleaning products at: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/prevention/Pages/Cleaners-Sanitizers-Disinfectants.aspx .