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The Great American Smokeout

The Great American Smokeout

Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout event. Encourage someone you know to use the date to make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and then quit smoking that day. By quitting – even for 1 day – smokers will be taking an important step toward a healthier life and reducing their cancer risk.

Community Immunity

Community Immunity

When a critical portion of a community is immunized against a contagious disease, most members of the community are protected against that disease because there is little opportunity for an outbreak. Even those who are not eligible for certain vaccines—such as infants, pregnant women, or immunocompromised individuals—get some protection because the spread of contagious disease is contained. This is known as "community immunity."

Communicable Diseases Tracker

Communicable Diseases Tracker

Communicable Diseases Tracker for the Brazos County 2017-2018

Numbers will be updated on a monthly basis.

Thanksgiving Hours

Thanksgiving Hours

The Health Department Office will be closing early on November 22nd 2017 at 3 p.m.

Are your family's vaccines up to date?

Are your family's vaccines up to date?

Click here for easy-to-read immunization schedules. 

Water Testing Holiday Hours

Water Testing Holiday Hours

Click here for our water testing holiday schedule. 

Health Department is Closed

Health Department is Closed

We will be closed on Monday, August 28 due to the inclement weather.  For the most current updates on local situations, please visit www.brazosceoc.org.

 

No Rapid HIV Testing on Tuesday Afternoons

No Rapid HIV Testing on Tuesday Afternoons

Rapid HIV testing will not be available on Tuesday afternoons in August due to Back to School Immunizations.   

 

Testing is still available on Tuesday mornings from 9-11 am and on Thursday mornings from 8:30-11:00 am.  Testing on Tuesday afternoons will resume on September 5.

Immunization Fast Fact of the Month-July

Immunization Fast Fact of the Month-July

Tetanus: Make Sure Your Family is Protected!

 

Make sure your family is up to date with their tetanus vaccine so they have protection against this serious infection. Spores of tetanus bacteria are everywhere in the environment.

Click Here for More Information

Adult Health Screenings

Adult Health Screenings

For a limited time we will be offering HepC testing and HepB titers during our HIV Testing Clinic times! The HepC testing will be FREE and the HepB titers will be $25. Take advantage of this limited time offer now!

Every Tuesday from 9 am-11 am.  No appointment necessary.  Picture ID required. 

 

 

 

National HIV Testing Day

National HIV Testing Day

TEST YOUR WAY.  DO IT TODAY. 

 

We will be offering FREE rapid HIV tests on Tuesday, June 27 from 9 am-11 am AND 1 pm-3 pm.

No appointment necessary.  Picture ID required.

For more information on HIV testing, visit National HIV Testing Day.

Limited Holiday Services

Limited Holiday Services

Click here for more information.

 

 

Monday, July 3:  The health department will be closed starting at 2 pm, except for STI clinic, which will be offered from 1:00-2:30 pm.  Water samples will not be collected at anytime.

Tuesday, July 4: Closed

All services will resume at 8 am on Wednesday, July 5.

Immunization Fast Fact of the Month

Immunization Fast Fact of the Month

Tetanus: Make Sure Your Family is Protected!

 

Make sure your family is up to date with their tetanus vaccine so they have protection against this serious infection. Spores of tetanus bacteria are everywhere in the environment.

Click Here for More Information

 

 

 

This Week is National Nurses Week 2017!

This Week is National Nurses Week 2017!

Thank a nurse this week during National Nurses Week! We appreciate our nurses here at the health department for all their hard work and dedication to preventing disease, protecting life, and promoting a healthy lifestyle. Thank you Nurses!

This week is Administrative Professionals Week!

This week is Administrative Professionals Week!

Remember to say "thank you" this administrative professionals week! We truely appreciate our support staff and administartive staff for everything they do!

It's National Infant Immunization Week!

It's National Infant Immunization Week!

NIIW 2017 is April 23-29, 2017.

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrate the achievements of immunization programs and their partners in promoting healthy communities.

Since 1994, hundreds of communities across the United States have joined together to celebrate the critical role vaccination plays in protecting our children, communities, and public health.

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

April 16th -April 22nd , 2017 is Medical Laboratory Professionals Week.  We appreciate the BCHD Lab staff!

Mumps

Mumps

Find out more information about mumps!

http://www.dshs.texas.gov/idcu/disease/mumps/

 

Last day we will be offering vaccines at Lincoln Center will be April 25th

Last day we will be offering vaccines at Lincoln Center will be April 25th

Starting May 2nd, we will be offering vacicnes at the health department from 9 am-11 am. If you have any questions, please call 979-361-4440.

Join us for our National Public Health Week Events!

Join us for our National Public Health Week Events!

Healthiest Nation 2030!

It is time to create the healthiest nation in one generation! National Public Health Week is a time to recognize the contributions of public health and the highest issues that are important to improving our nation. In honor of National Public Health Week, the BCHD is offering public activities such as:

CLOSED FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

CLOSED FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

The Brazos County Health Department will be closed Monday January 16th, 2016 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

It's 2016 National Influenza Vaccination Week

It's 2016 National Influenza Vaccination Week

What you Should Know About the Flu Vaccination

  • An annual flu vaccine is the best way to protect against this potentially serious disease.
    • Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctor visits, pneumonia, need for antibiotics, missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations.
    • Flu vaccination also may make your illness milder if you do get sick.

Holiday Closures: We will be closed at 3 pm on Dec. 22 and all day on Dec. 23, Dec. 26, & Jan. 2.

Holiday Closures: We will be closed at 3 pm on Dec. 22 and all day on Dec. 23, Dec. 26, & Jan. 2.

There will be no immunization clinic at Lincoln Center December 20 & 27 and January 4.

DECEMBER 1ST IS WORLD AIDS DAY

DECEMBER 1ST IS WORLD AIDS DAY

The Brazos County Health Department supports World AIDS Day.

World AIDS Day is held on the 1st of December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day, held for the first time in 1988.

For more information visit http://www.worldaidsday.org/

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