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Covid Update 9-27-2023
Covid is not wreaking as much havoc as we saw 2-3 years ago, but as new variants appear, we continue to see waves of infections, hospitalizations, and deaths across our county and across the U.S. It is likely that we will see increases in covid, influenza, and RSV in late fall and into the winter. All three of these infections are mostly preventable with vaccination.

Regardless of your risk of severe illness, there are two reasons to consider staying up to date with the new covid vaccines that have been recommended by infectious disease physicians across America.
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Covid-19 At Home Test Kits are available at local pharmacies and many locations throughout the community, including libraries and community centers. If you, or a member of your household are experiencing symptoms of an illness, please see your provider.

Cannabis Legalization- Health Considerations
Cannabis (also called marijuana, weed, etc.) became legal for recreational use in Maryland on July 1st. As with alcohol and tobacco, the legal age for use is 21. There are restrictions on how much cannabis a person can possess and where they can use it (not in public spaces) that you can read about elsewhere, but this post will focus on health considerations and not the legal dos and don’ts. > Read the Entire Article

 

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Mobile Outreach Van

Highway to Health (H2H)
Highway to Health (H2H) is a mobile outreach van that is case management driven. The mobile outreach van travels throughout the county to provide screenings and linkage to services such as behavioral, medical, and social. > Learn More

Prediabetes

Prediabetes
About 1 in 3 adults are at risk for developing prediabetes. Prediabetes is a condition in which blood sugar is high, but not high enough to be type 2 diabetes. Take the test to find out if you could be at risk for prediabetes. > More info

Hurricane Preparedness
Hurricane season runs from June 1st through the end of November. Are you prepared for one? Make an emergency plan for your family by having enough food, water and other supplies to get through a hurricane and its aftermath. > More info

Rabies Prevention
Rabies is a deadly disease that can be transmitted from an animal infected with rabies to unvaccinated pets and to people. If untreated, rabies is almost always fatal. Rabies is known to exist in all counties in Maryland. > More Info

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Maryland 1,401,038 16,721
Calvert 25,780 161
Last Updated
  9-29-2023
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Calendar

  • October 19, 2023
    Free Quit Tobacco Class
    6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Thursdays for Eight Weeks
    Health Department, Prince Frederick & Virtual
    Registration Required
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  • November 6, 2023
    Living Well With Diabetes
    1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
    Southern Pines Senior Center
    Free 6 Week Self-Management Workshop
    Registration Required
    410-535-5400, x459
    > More Info

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