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New Medicare Cards Coming Soon

February 22, 2018

Medicare will be mailing new Medicare cards between April 2018 and April 2019. The new Medicare card has a new Medicare number. This number is unique to you. Medicare is removing Social Security Numbers from Medicare cards. This change will help protect your identity.

You don’t need to do anything to get a new card. But make sure Social Security Administration has your correct mailing address. You can visit www.ssa.gov/myaccount or call 1-800-772-1213 if updates are needed. TTY users should call 1-800-325-0778.

Protect yourself from illness, including hepatitis A

February 5, 2018

The spread of illnesses like flu, stomach flu, and many others can be stopped with proper handwashing. Recently, there is an increase of hepatitis A in our county among people who are homeless, use drugs, or have recently been in jail. Hepatitis A is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus. The virus can spread when food and drink are prepared without washing hands first, and from intimate contact. Hepatitis A can be a mild illness lasting a few weeks or a serious illness lasting many months.

Get your flu shot now. Find out how!

September 8, 2017

The flu (influenza) is a serious disease and can be dangerous, especially in young children and older adults. Flu shots are a covered benefit, and are the best way to stop the flu and its dangers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone 6 months and older be vaccinated every year.

Peak flu season in the U.S. is from November to March. Be sure to get vaccinated before November to help increase your chances of not getting the flu.

Time to get vaccinated!

August 15, 2017

Kids need more than backpacks and supplies to be ready for school this fall. Some vaccinations are required before they start. The best way to protect your children from disease is to make sure they stay up-to-date with their shots. Young children, preteens, and teens all need vaccines.

Now is the time to check with your child’s doctor about back to school vaccinations!

Free Holiday Meals

December 13, 2017

The holiday season can be a wonderful time, but it can also be difficult for many. If you or someone you know needs extra help this season, please visit the Second Harvest Food Bank’s website to find out where to get free meals during the holidays or download the flyer in your preferred language:

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