COVID-19 Vaccines and Flu Vaccines
COVID-19 and Flu Vaccine Administration will begin Monday, October 2nd at the Health Department. Specific brands of vaccines may be availability in limited quantity until all vaccine shipments have arrived. Flu and COVID-19 vaccines are available on a walk-in basis only. Vaccines are available at no cost, regardless of insurance status.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone 6 months and older get an updated COVID-19 vaccine and a flu vaccines to protect against the potentially serious outcomes of COVID-19 and flu illness this fall and winter. Visit the CDC website for more information about COVID-19 and flu vaccine recommendations.
NCDHHS Recommends Limiting Fish Consumption from the Middle and Lower Cape Fear River Due to
Contamination With “Forever Chemicals”
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) is recommending limits on consumption of certain freshwater fish from the middle and lower Cape Fear River based on concerns about exposure to perfluorooctane sulfonic
acid (PFOS) found in fish sampled from that area. Fish advisories are issued to help people weigh for themselves the value of eating fish with the risks of pollutants fish absorb from their environment. Advisories for specific
species of fish and groups of people are available on the NC DHHS website.
Advisory limits are lower for women of childbearing age, pregnant women, nursing mothers and children since these groups may be more sensitive to health effects from exposure. For information about the July 2023 Cape Fear Advisory, please see the NCDHHS press release.
FAQs about these recommendations can be found here: English, Spanish
Community Meetings - PFOS Fish Advisory
NC DHHS will host a series of PFOS Fish Advisory Community Meetings:
Thursday, August 17 – 6:00 -8:00 pm at Bladen Community College Meeting flyer PDF
Tuesday, August 22 – 6:00-8:00 pm at Navassa Community Center Meeting flyer PDF
Thursday, August 24 – 6:00-7:30 pm Virtual Community meeting
Advance registration is required for the webinar. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3096845301251399254.