News and Updates
March 29: The Fairfax County Health Department has added an opioid nursing position to their Maternal Child Health nursing team to help new mothers with opioid dependence. Learn more.
March 27: Update on Candida Auris: Data show that antibiotic resistant condition, primarily in long-term care settings, is expanding. Find out more.
March 22: Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories: Meet Annette Nicholls - a #WomensHistoryMonth spotlight
March 15: Data from emergency departments and urgent care centers in the community have shown an increase in the number of people who have been diagnosed with strep throat since late January 2023. Find out more.
If you have tested positive for COVID-19, isolate and inform your close contacts. See these important steps to take to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
Updated COVID-19 vaccines are available for children as young as 6 months. Staying up to date on COVID-19 vaccines significantly lowers the risk of getting very sick, being hospitalized, or dying from COVID-19. Vaccines are available in our Health District. Find the latest information: COVID-19 Vaccine page.
It's Flu Season — Time to Get Vaccinated
It's not too late to get your flu vaccine!
Annual flu vaccination is recommended for everyone 6 months and older. Flu vaccine is available in the community, including at pharmacies, doctor’s offices, and grocery stores.
Flu vaccines offer the best defense against flu and its potentially serious complications. See this 2023 flu update: It’s not too late: vaccinate your child against seasonal flu.
Parents: Get your child's immunizations up-to-date!
Ensuring children are up-to-date on their vaccinations helps provide immunity before they are exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases. Vaccines are safe and effective.
Get caught up on well check-ups and recommended childhood immunizations now!
And remember, vaccination it important at all ages. Parents, grandparents, and caregivers, make sure you are up to date, too!
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