Protect Yourself & Your Children from Whooping Cough (also known as Pertussis): For a limited time, the Rappahannock Area Health District is offering Tdap - the Tetanus, Diptheria, and Pertussis booster at no charge. Parents, grandparents, teachers, childcare workers, and more are welcome to get your Tdap booster!
Flu shots: This year the Fredericksburg Health Department will be offering flu shots for a charge of $30.00 to children and adults in our community. For adults and children with insurance, we can bill Medicare, Anthem PPO, and Southern Health for the charge of your vaccine. Children who are uninsured, have Medicaid, or Medicaid HMO can receive their flu shot at no charge.
Please contact your local Health Department for availability and schedules.
Caroline County Health Department
Fredericksburg Health Department
King George Health Department
Spotsylvania Health Department.
Stafford Health Department
The Rappahannock Area Health District encourages residents to protect themselves against serious health problems that can result from prolonged exposure to the cold. When exposed to cold temperatures, your body begins to lose heat faster than it can be produced, causing cold-weather health problems such as frostbite and hypothermia. To lower your risk of illness:
For additional information on winter weather safety and dealing with extreme cold, please click here.
Join the Campaign for Healthier Kids to learn about how to make a difference in the lives of children. The Northern Virginia Healthy Kids Coalition is a group of residents and organizations joined together to promote better health for children of all ages. To help spread the message and learn more about the program, please visit: www.tippingthescales.net.
The Rappahannock Medical Reserve Corps (RMRC) assists the Health District in its response to public health emergencies and participates in other public health programs to improve the health of the community. For information about joining the RMRC, please click here.