Powhatan Health Department

Powhatan Health Department“To protect, preserve and promote optimum health for the community through excellence in public health service.”

Influenza, or “the flu,” is a contagious respiratory disease. Typical flu symptoms include fever, dry cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, headache, muscle aches and extreme fatigue.

A yearly flu vaccine is the best way to prevent flu illness. Vaccination is especially important for people at higher risk of complications from influenza:

  • Pregnant and postpartum women, or those who will be pregnant during the influenza season;
  • Children younger than five years of age;
  • Persons 65 years of age and older, including residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities;
  • People with chronic medical conditions including heart, lung, liver and kidney disease, diabetes, asthma, cancer, a weak immune system (including individuals with HIV disease) and anemia.
For more information, please call the Chesterfield Health Department at 804-548-5680 or visit https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/flu.
Effective, December 2, 2019, the Powhatan Health Department hours of operation will be 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.