Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses . It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The safest, most effective way to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated. The Centers for Disease Control recommends that everyone 6 months and older get their yearly flu vaccine .
Get ready to enroll in the Marketplace. Starting October 1, 2013, you can apply and enroll in health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace at HealthCare.gov. Health coverage starts as early as January 1, 2014, and open enrollment ends on March 31, 2014. for more information, click here.
Rowan County Health Department, in collaboration with nine other health departments across the region, is involved in the Community Transformation Grant (CTG) Project. If you would like to know more information about the regional effort to improve the health of our region’s citizens, please click here.
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