August 14, 2018

National Infant Immunization Week

(Franklin) — With National Infant Immunization Week beginning April 18th now is the perfect time to get acquainted with the staff at the Heard County Health Department and the services they provide.

Vaccines are offered for children and adults of all ages. The Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program helps provide vaccines to children, up to 18 years of age, whose parents or guardians may not be able to afford them, and helps many more children have a better opportunity of getting their vaccines on time.

The VFC Program has contributed directly to a substantial increase in childhood immunization coverage levels and has made a significant contribution to the elimination of disparities in vaccination coverage among young children.

niiw-2015Heard County Health Department offers so much more than vaccines. Did you know that you can get a physical at the health department? Here are just some of the services provided:

  • Health history and physical exam

  • Pregnancy testing and counseling

  • Counseling and education

  • Provision of effective contraception methods/birth control options

  • Laboratory testing

  • Treatment and referral services

  • Follow-up on abnormal pap smears

  • Tuberculosis screening

  • Car seat and car seat education

  • Developmental screening and referral for children with developmental or physical needs

  • Some dental services are provided as well. Appointments are needed.

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