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Flu Shots Still Available at Madison Health Dept.

The Madison Health Department has limited doses of 2012-2013 seasonal flu vaccine still available. Vaccination against influenza infection is recommended for all who are six months of age and older with no medical contraindicaton to the vaccine. The cost is $25.00 and appointments are advised. Vaccine vouchers are also available for those over the age of 18 years who are uninsured and cannot afford to pay the fee. Call Madison Health Department at 973 593-3079 x 1 to schedule an appointment or for additional information.

Fox Attack in Madison

The State Rabies lab has informed the Madison Health Department that the fox that attacked two residents on May 3, 2012 tested positive for rabies. Residents with outdoor pets should be careful to check their pets for bite marks or signs of a confrontation with a wild animal. If a pet has encountered a wild animal, the owners should contact the Madison Health Department and their veterinarian immediately. For more information, see: http://www.rosenet.org/gov/health/pages/rabies

Poison safety information during the holidays

Click on the link below for ways to protect your family from poison hazards in the home during the holidays. http://www.njpies.org/PDFs/News-and-Events/Press-Releases/2011/Holiday-(Dec2011).pdf

Free Rabies Clinic- Saturday, Nov. 12

Madison Free Rabies Clinic For Dogs and Cats Saturday, November 12, 2011 10:00 a.m. – Noon NOTE NEW LOCATION: Madison Civic Center (Foyer on side of building) 28 Walnut Street, Madison (behind Central Avenue School)

Women's Health Screening

Women's Cancer Screening: a comprehensive check-up for adult women residents over age 18. Wednesday, November 16, 9:00 a.m. until early afternoon. Must make an appointment at 973-593-3079 x 1 after October 20. Free to those on Medicare, $30.00 for all others. Open to all residents of Madison including live in household employees, those without health insurance coverage, etc.

Health Dept. 2012 Business Plan

Mr. Norgalis offered the following presentation to the Madison Borough Council Monday evening. https://gov.rosenet.org/uploads/10/madison_health_department_2012_business_plan.pdf

Seasonal Flu Shots for Madison Residents

Flu shots for Madison residents over age 50 on Thursday, October 13 and Friday October 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Health Department, Madison Civic Center, 28 Walnut Street. Those under age 50 with a chronic disease must bring a physician's note to receive a flu shot. Those on Medicare must bring their card; all are advised to wear short sleeves. Persons without Medicare coverage will be charged for their immunization.

Madison HD Nurses present posters at conference

Madison Health Department nurses, Flo Rice and Marlene Dolan,attending the 45th National Immunization Conference March 27-31 in Washington, DC. More than 1500 attendees from around the U.S. and beyond participated in various workshops and plenary sessions. Rice and Dolan presented posters describing their vaccine efforts in Madison and contracting communities. Support for this activity was provided through preparedness grant funding.

"Take Control of Your Health" Workshops

"Take Control of Your Health": Workshops for people with long-term health conditions. This free series will help people learn to manage their symptoms, develop healthy eating and exercise habits, communicate with health care providers, feel better and enjoy life. Classes each Monday from March 7 - April 11, 12:30 - 3:00 p.m. at the Madison Civic Center, 28 Walnut Street. Space limited and registration is required by calling 973-593-3095. Presented by Skylands RSVP, the Volunteer Resource Center and NORWESCAP in partnership with the Madison Senior Center and the Madison Health Department.

Whooping Cough on Rise- Protect Family Members

Whooping cough on the rise – infants at risk A four-fold increase in the number of cases of whooping cough has been seen in California. Five infants under three months old have died in what is now considered an epidemic. The Madison Health Department urges parents, family members, nannies and other caregivers of infants to get a booster shot. If the people around an unimmunized or incompletely immunized infant are protected, that protection will cocoon the infant and reduce the risk. Take advantage of the free vaccine available this summer against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough). Call the Madison Health Department at 973-593-3079 x9 for more information on the “Tdap” and other available free vaccines.

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