The US and CDC has taken a giant leap forward in ensuring all individuals have access to the 2023-24 COVID-19 vaccine by launching the Bridge Access Program. The Bridge Access Program offers a lifeline to adults without health insurance and those whose insurance doesn't cover the total cost of COVID-19 vaccines.
As autumn approaches, the need to stay vigilant against respiratory illnesses like COVID-19, Influenza, and RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) remains critical. Fortunately, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) have recently approved new vaccines to safeguard the U.S. population from these potentially deadly viral illnesses.
Amidst the picturesque scenes of the fall harvest, a pressing concern emerges—the safety of farm vehicles on rural roads. Harvest season is the culmination of months of hard work, representing the peak of farming activity. It is when farmers earn their income and contribute significantly to our nation's food supply.
The significance of food sanitation and safety cannot be overstated when local events offer good food and bring communities together. Whether it's a farmers' market, a festival, or a charity event, the food served holds the power to create memorable experiences.
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) plays a crucial role in supporting breastfeeding mothers. WIC is also committed to ensuring the health and nutritional well-being of infants, children, and pregnant women.
The Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) is currently available in Illinois through October 2023. The Moultrie County Health Department (MCHD) is pleased to share how our county residents benefit from this vital program.
July 2023 was one of the hottest months on record. Did you know that mosquitoes seek blood meals more often and tend to reproduce faster in hot weather?
You may be "category eligible" for the ACP if you receive WIC and/or SNAP benefits. By enrolling in these programs to assist with the cost of food and internet access, you can stretch your income to meet other needs of your family.
Here are a few tips on grilling food safely, water and swimming safety, and how to monitor air quality.
One of the best ways to help protect children, from birth to age 18 and beyond, is to ensure they have their recommended immunizations before the new school year begins. The Moultrie County Health Department (MCHD) will conduct Back-to-School Immunization Clinics during August.