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Starting July 29, 2019 through August 9, 2019, JCDH will be hosting a Back to School Immunization Rush. This is the chance to get your children the vaccinations they need before school starts!

When:
• Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, 8:00 am – 3:30pm
• Wednesday and Thursday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where:
• Central Health Center 1400 Sixth Avenue South, Conference Room A.
• Patients are to report to the main lobby for registration and check-in.
• Follow signs to registration area.

Cost:
• No charge for Certificate of Immunization (COI) if receiving shots
• $10 charge for COI only visit
• COI may be obtained at child’s school at no charge;
parent should see school nurse

What to Bring:
• Parent ID
• Insurance Card
• Child’s current shot record or Certificate of Immunization (COI)
• Child’s Social Security number

Insurance Accepted:
• United Healthcare
• Medicaid
• Blue Cross Blue Shield
• All Kids

*Patients with other insurance
should see their private
health care provider

Information or Make an Appointment: Call 588-JCDH (5234)

Find out what shots your child needs here: http://bit.ly/2S2G7ce

Summer is a great time for everyone to enjoy inside and outside activities! Summer brings lots of fun, but also many health and safety challenges. Learn ways to keep yourself and others safe and healthy while enjoying your summer. Here are some helpful tips on Fireworks, Food, Heat, and Water Safety.

Three Points Against Diabetes

The best offense against diabetes is a good defense.Without lifestyle changes, people with prediabetes are very likely to progress to type 2 diabetes.If you think you may be at risk for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, take these 3 steps: screen, test, and act today.

  1. SCREEN:

    Take a quick quiz to see if you are at risk of prediabetes or type 2 diabetes.
  2. TEST:

    Schedule an appointment with your doctor to have your blood tested for diabetes.
  3. ACT TODAY:

    Eat more fruits and vegetables, less sugar and salt. Get active! Exercising for at least 30 minutes a day 5 days a week reduces your risk of developing diabetes by 50%.

Click here for more info.

Picnic and barbecue season offers lots of opportunities for outdoor fun with family and friends. However, these warm weather events also present opportunities for foodborne bacteria to thrive. As food heats up in summer temperatures, bacteria multiply rapidly. To protect yourself, your family, and friends from foodborne illness during warm-weather months, safe food handling when eating outdoors is critical. Whether you’re planning a small summer cookout or a big holiday celebration, a camping trip or a potluck dinner, make sure your plans include food safety. Check out these summer food safety tips.

At the Jefferson County Department of Health we are concerned about threats to the health of young people in our community. The decisions they make today can affect their health for a lifetime. Tobacco use continues to be a leading cause of preventable illness, disability and premature death. This includes regular cigarettes, but also other forms of tobacco, including vaping products or e-cigarettes that contain nicotine and other harmful ingredients.

Over the last several years we have seen a decrease in the number of teenagers who smoke regular cigarettes. Unfortunately, we have recently seen a dramatic increase in the number of teenagers who use e-cigarettes or vaping products. Many vaping liquids contain chemicals that can damage the lungs or cause cancer. Most contain nicotine, which is highly addictive. Nicotine use before the age of 25 can damage parts of the brain linked to concentration, learning, and mood. Teens who use electronic cigarettes are four times more likely to smoke regular cigarettes. They may also be more likely to become addicted to cocaine and other harmful drugs. Watch Dr. Wilson's video on e-cigarettes and vaping here.

Please take time to learn the facts about these products and their harms. Share these facts with your kids and encourage them to make healthy decisions. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is a good source for more information which you can view here.

 
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Central Health Center
(Guy M. Tate)

1400 Sixth Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
Programs and Clinics
(205) 933-9110
Eastern Health Center
601 West Blvd Roebuck
Birmingham, AL 35206
Programs and Clinics
(205) 591-5180
Western Health Center
631 Bessemer Super Hwy
Midfield, AL 35228
Programs and Clinics
(205) 715-6121
Hours of Operation:
All Centers 7:45am - 4:30pm   |  For more information, call  (205) 588-JCDH (5234)
 



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