Powhatan Health Department

"To protect, preserve and promote optimum health for the community through excellence in public health service."

For medical assistance, please contact your primary care provider or your nearest urgent care facility.

For More Information:
CDC Information Page
VDH COVID-19 Information

Seasonal Influenza

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.