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"Get checked. Get tested. Protect yourself."
Raleigh, NC on July 25, 2022. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has expanded the list of higher-risk individuals who are eligible to receive the monkeypox...
During Hepatitis Awareness Month, the NCDHHS Division of Public Health is encouraging residents to learn the risks of liver disease, get vaccinated for hepatitis A and B and get tested for hepatitis B and hepatitis C. In April 2020, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released updated HCV testing recommendations that promote one lifetime HCV test, screening during each pregnancy and repeat testing for individuals who are at higher risk. There is no vaccine for hepatitis C.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services encourages North Carolinians to seek mental health support through the 24/7 Hope4NC Helpline (1-855-587-3463). of the week by call, text or chat.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services urges K-12 schools to promote immunization and boosters for students and staff and require students and staff to wear masks indoors to keep students in the classroom and limit risk. transmission rate of COVID-19.
"Now is the time to get your booster shot," said Kody H. Kinsley, Assistant Chief Secretary for Health and incoming Secretary of the NCDHHS. "We have a lot of vaccines in the state, and getting a booster shot, or getting vaccinated if you're not already, dramatically lowers the risk of serious illness and hospitalization for the Omicron variant."