Onslow County Health Department

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Operating as usual

02/25/2021
Onslow County Public Library

Onslow County Public Library

We've partnered with Onslow County Partnership for Children to celebrate Read Across America and Dr. Suess Birthday this year! Join us March 1 - 5, 2021 for a week of virtual fun.

We will have daily read-aloud, a full-length storytime on Tuesday, and games and activities throughout the week.

Be sure to come by any of the 4 locations of OCPL to pick up a 2021 Read Across America Kit!

And tune in to both the Partnership for Children and the OCPL social media accounts next week to join in on the fun!

#HappyBirthdayDrSuess
#ReadAcrossAmerica
#DiscoverOCPL
#communitypartners
#ReadTogetherEveryDay

Registration is still open for our #HealthyforLife2021 program! 🧅🥑🍴👩‍🍳 These sessions will provide participants with han...
02/21/2021

Registration is still open for our #HealthyforLife2021 program! 🧅🥑🍴👩‍🍳 These sessions will provide participants with hands-on education and the cooking skills needed to prepare healthier meals at home. The first 25 families to register will receive all of the ingredients needed to prepare the meal featured in the session. For more information, please call Robin Taylor Seitz, Health Educator at 910-989-3943 or email [email protected].

Do you know of church or organization that might benefit from a virtual presentation on the COVID-19 Vaccines? Follow th...
02/20/2021
Request an Outreach or Presentation | Onslow County, NC

Do you know of church or organization that might benefit from a virtual presentation on the COVID-19 Vaccines? Follow the link provided to fill out a form and one of our Health Educators will reach out.

Business or community organizations can complete a request to promote wellness opportunities in the community.

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Update: Please be advised that Monday, February 22, 2021 Onslow County will not be administering...
02/19/2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Update: Please be advised that Monday, February 22, 2021 Onslow County will not be administering FIRST doses that were scheduled. Those appointments have been rescheduled for Monday, March 1, 2021.

We will however, continue as scheduled with SECOND doses. If you have an appointment for your second dose this does not affect you. Thank you!

The March schedule for our Virtual Ready, Set, Baby Class is out. These are free sessions for moms. Check it out!!
02/19/2021

The March schedule for our Virtual Ready, Set, Baby Class is out. These are free sessions for moms. Check it out!!

We just want to clarify that the only appointments that were rescheduled were FIRST DOSE appointments. Those people have...
02/18/2021

We just want to clarify that the only appointments that were rescheduled were FIRST DOSE appointments. Those people have been contacted. If you were scheduled and have not been contacted message us. Thank you!

Registration is still open for our #HealthyforLife2021 program! 🧅🥑🍴👩‍🍳 These sessions will provide participants with han...
02/17/2021

Registration is still open for our #HealthyforLife2021 program! 🧅🥑🍴👩‍🍳 These sessions will provide participants with hands-on education and the cooking skills needed to prepare healthier meals at home. The first 25 families to register will receive all of the ingredients needed to prepare the meal featured in the session. For more information, please call Robin Taylor Seitz, Health Educator at 910-989-3943 or email [email protected].

02/16/2021

We put #congressmangregmurphy to work at our vaccine clinic. Thank you again for touring our second dose clinic and administering vaccines. #covidvacccine #ᴠᴀᴄᴄɪɴᴇssᴀᴠᴇʟɪᴠᴇs

We want to say Congratulations to our own Sean Morrison who works in Environmental Health Services.  Many don’t know tha...
02/15/2021

We want to say Congratulations to our own Sean Morrison who works in Environmental Health Services. Many don’t know that our Environmental Health Specialists are required to complete multiple internships and pass a state exam that includes an analytical essay and comprehensive multiple choice before becoming a Registered Environmental Health Specialist. The National Environmental Health Association Test is extremely difficult and from what we hear... almost impossible to study for due to the very broad nature of the field. The highest grade you can make is 1000 and many come in the 600 range. Sean scored an 826! The highest score in the state since 2016! We are tremendously proud of him for this accomplishment. Sean puts as much effort into his studies as he does into his career and he is an asset to Onslow County. We are proud to have him as part of our team! #motivationmonday #gosean #environmentalhealth #publichealth

Breastfeeding mom? Considering the COVID-19 vaccination? The CDC states there are no data on the safety of COVID-19 vacc...
02/12/2021

Breastfeeding mom? Considering the COVID-19 vaccination? The CDC states there are no data on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in lactating women or on the effects of mRNA vaccines on the breastfed infant or on milk production/excretion. mRNA vaccines are not thought to be a risk to the breastfeeding infant.

People who are breastfeeding and are part of a group recommended to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, such as healthcare personnel, may choose to be vaccinated. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/pregnancy.html

When it's your time, and you decide you would like the vaccine... we have a spot for you! #Wehaveaspottakeyourshot #COVID19Vaccine

Thank you to Golden Corral Buffet & Grill for the SWEET treats for our team at the Government Center. Another thank you ...
02/11/2021

Thank you to Golden Corral Buffet & Grill for the SWEET treats for our team at the Government Center. Another thank you to the resident that left behind these rocks for our team! ❤️

Well Child visits are important in tracking the health and wellness of a child as well as administering lifesaving vacci...
02/10/2021

Well Child visits are important in tracking the health and wellness of a child as well as administering lifesaving vaccines. Did you know there are vaccines that are recommended throughout your child's life? Visit https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/by-age/index.html to see which vaccines are recommended and if your child might be in need of any. #WellChildWednesday #VaccinesSaveLives

Smoking can make #COVID19 symptoms and complications worse if you get sick. Protect your lungs today. Call 1-800-Quit-No...
02/09/2021
QuitlineNC.com

Smoking can make #COVID19 symptoms and complications worse if you get sick. Protect your lungs today. Call 1-800-Quit-Now (1-800-784-8669) or text READY to 200-400 to start their free, effective program today.

QuitlineNC provides free cessation services to any North Carolina resident who needs help quitting tobacco use. Quit Coaching is available in different forms, which can be used separately or together, to help any tobacco user give up tobacco*.

Drive IV Hydration & MedSpa
02/05/2021

Drive IV Hydration & MedSpa

Testing EVERY DAY!
Come see us at the Old Kmart on Piney Green at 175 Freedom Way. No appointment necessary. Register online at STARMED.CARE

Drive IV Hydration & MedSpa
02/03/2021

Drive IV Hydration & MedSpa

Drive IV Hydration & MedSpa will be providing COVID vaccine in Jacksonville this sat! We have enough doses for 550 people in the current phase group of 65+ and healthcare workers. Please sign up at www.Starmed.care/onslow
Thank you to StarMed Healthcare of Charlotte, Onslow Memorial Hospital and Onslow County Health Department for their joint efforts in making this possible for our community

We have seen a reduction in appointments for Well Child Checks mostly due to the fear of bringing your new baby or small...
02/03/2021

We have seen a reduction in appointments for Well Child Checks mostly due to the fear of bringing your new baby or small child out during COVID. We get it! We understand your concerns for you and your family. The Onslow County Health Department has made some changes to make your visit with us as safe as possible. 1. All clients are asked to do a temperature check and make sure everyone in the household is well. 2. The Health Department has reduced the amount of person in waiting rooms and lobbies. We continue to provide a clean environment for all of our clients. We hope to see you at your next Well Child Check appointment. #WellChildCheckWednesday

Don’t be fooled. E-cigarettes are not a safe alternative to smoking, and they aren’t proven to help people quit. If you’...
02/02/2021

Don’t be fooled. E-cigarettes are not a safe alternative to smoking, and they aren’t proven to help people quit. If you’re thinking of quitting and aren’t sure what the best alternative is for you, consult your primary care physician or visit QuitlineNC for free cessation services. www.quitlinenc.com

Do you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and the roll-out plan for NC? Here are the answers to some frequently a...
02/01/2021

Do you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and the roll-out plan for NC? Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions: https://bit.ly/3rdBFYI

WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) provides healthy foods, breastfeeding support, health referrals, and eating tips at n...
02/01/2021

WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) provides healthy foods, breastfeeding support, health referrals, and eating tips at no cost to low-income individuals. For more information about this program, visit https://bit.ly/2IDbKsP or call us at 910-347-2154. 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘵𝘶𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘯 𝘦𝘲𝘶𝘢𝘭 𝘰𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘳.

It’s Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know that HPV vaccine can help prevent cervical cancer? When you get your ...
01/29/2021

It’s Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know that HPV vaccine can help prevent cervical cancer? When you get your child vaccinated against HPV at age 11 or 12, you give them the best protection against cervical cancer long before they are ever exposed. https://bit.ly/2hvcXEf.

NC Department of Health and Human Services launched a new online tool called “Find My Vaccine Group” that walks users th...
01/29/2021

NC Department of Health and Human Services launched a new online tool called “Find My Vaccine Group” that walks users through a series of questions to determine which vaccine group they are in. People can then sign up to be notified when their group can get vaccinated.
Learn more about how this tool can help you: https://findmygroup.nc.gov/

Sharing this important announcement.
01/28/2021

Sharing this important announcement.

A final draft of the Southeastern NC Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan is available for review and we’d like your feedback on the plan. An online public meeting will be held on Thursday, January 28, 2021 from 6:00PM – 7:00PM to present the plan and its findings and recommendations and to answer any questions about the plan from the public. Feedback received at this meeting will be reviewed, considered and potentially used to modify the plan if needed.

Registration is required so if you are interested in attending this meeting, please sign up at the link provided below.
https://zoom.us/j/98414113440?pwd=YjZUbWk5Y1JBNWgxdTJUbXl4aTRwUT09

A draft of the plan can be viewed at the following link: https://bit.ly/3pF3FUo

Should you have any questions about the plan, or if you are unable to attend the public meeting, but wish to have your comments considered, please email Nathan Slaughter at [email protected] or call 919-415-2726.

COVID-19 Vaccinations:Still taking reservations at 910 989-5027, not making new appointments until additional shipments ...
01/27/2021

COVID-19 Vaccinations:
Still taking reservations at 910 989-5027, not making new appointments until additional shipments are confirmed

Onslow Awaits Additional Shipments Before Adding Vaccine Appointments
Requests for Appointments Still Accepted for 65 years old and older
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Until more is known about future allocations of vaccine for Onslow County, the Onslow Citizens Phone Bank will be unable to continue scheduling vaccine appointments for persons aged 65 and above. Onslow County invites citizens to continue calling to put their name on the list of those awaiting appointments, but to please be patient, because there will be a delay before people can be scheduled due to fewer vaccinations being received from the State.
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Onslow County is only assured of receiving 800 doses for the next five days. The currently scheduled first-dose appointments extends into the next two weeks, and additional appointments cannot be made until additional vaccination shipments are confirmed.
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Earlier, Onslow and other counties expressed concern to the State about the dwindling allocation of doses, and the uncertainty of future allocations to counties. A letter from NC Department of Health and Human Services Director Dr. Mandy Cohen, indicated only about 90-thousand doses will be allocated to counties across the state in the near future. Onslow County is pleased that Dr. Cohen has pledged to give an assurance of delivery for the next three weeks, but the quantity of that future allocation is not known. Onslow County is encouraged that the Federal Government has indicated it intends to increase the doses to the state, but there is no certainty when that will occur.
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The County asks for patience in getting through to the Citizens Phone Bank as the Bank handles about 1100 calls a day. This quantity is slowing some phone traffic into other County offices, as well. Onslow County is ready and eager to provide this service to our Citizens. The County has developed efficient clinics and is prepared to administer up to a total of 1,000 doses a day. However, the County is at the mercy of the State for the allocation to Onslow County.

Although there are some similarities between the two, it’s important to know the differences between COVID-19 and the fl...
01/26/2021

Although there are some similarities between the two, it’s important to know the differences between COVID-19 and the flu ⬇️

COVID-19 and flu are both contagious respiratory illnesses that can have similar symptoms, but they are caused by different viruses. Use this chart to learn some of the similarities and differences.

For more information on COVID-19 and flu, visit: http://bit.ly/2LxknGF.

We understand that the information has been changing regularly. Here is the updated flyer from the state demonstrating A...
01/25/2021

We understand that the information has been changing regularly. Here is the updated flyer from the state demonstrating Active Groups. We appreciate your patience as we navigate through the phases with our community partners. Vaccinating our community has been a team effort and we thank those who are helping us make that possible. Onslow County Senior Services Onslow County Schools Onslow Memorial Hospital and many others!

For more information on eligibility visit https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/findyourspot

#vaccinateonslow #vaccinessavelives #covid19vaccine

Over 50 percent of people who misuse prescription medications get them from family and friends. By working together to t...
01/25/2021

Over 50 percent of people who misuse prescription medications get them from family and friends. By working together to turn in unused or expired medications, each of us can help to reduce the risks of drug misuse in our community.
For a complete list of medication disposal boxes in Onslow County, visit https://www.onslowcountync.gov/1817/Medication-Disposal

Learn about the journey of a childhood vaccine’s development from lab testing through safety monitoring. The Onslow Coun...
01/24/2021
The Journey of Your Child’s Vaccine

Learn about the journey of a childhood vaccine’s development from lab testing through safety monitoring.

The Onslow County Health Department is still open and providing services such Child Health appointments and Immunizations. Don't forget to schedule your child's appointment today. #vaccinessavelives #vacinateonslow

This video describes the journey of a vaccine for children from development through post-licensure monitoring. Learn about the three phases of clinical tria...

01/23/2021

Thank you Mr. Wells for being an advocate for Public Health and the COVID-19 Vaccine!

If you are still hesitant about the vaccine do your own research. Visit websites like the CDC, WHO and even our friends Onslow Memorial Hospital hospital have some great information on the vaccine. #VaccinateOnslow #COVID19Vaccine #VaccinesSaveLives

Thank you @jacksonvillegoldencorral for the yummy treats for our staff at the vaccine clinic!
01/22/2021

Thank you @jacksonvillegoldencorral for the yummy treats for our staff at the vaccine clinic!

Need a COVID-19 test? Our friends at StarMed are still testing at the old KMart Parking lot Monday-Sunday from 10am-2pm.
01/22/2021

Need a COVID-19 test? Our friends at StarMed are still testing at the old KMart Parking lot Monday-Sunday from 10am-2pm.

Registration is still open for our #HealthyforLife2021 program! 🧅🥑🍴👩‍🍳 These sessions will provide participants with han...
01/22/2021

Registration is still open for our #HealthyforLife2021 program! 🧅🥑🍴👩‍🍳 These sessions will provide participants with hands-on education and the cooking skills needed to prepare healthier meals at home. The first 25 families to register will receive all of the ingredients needed to prepare the meal featured in the session. For more information, please call Robin Taylor Seitz, Health Educator at 910-989-3943 or email [email protected].

Reminder: The Onslow County Citizens Phone Bank has been closed today and will be closed tomorrow. Please also follow On...
01/21/2021

Reminder: The Onslow County Citizens Phone Bank has been closed today and will be closed tomorrow. Please also follow Onslow County Government for updates on COVID-19.

Onslow County is scheduling appointments for 65+. The two ways to register are: (1) Complete the form online (previously...
01/19/2021

Onslow County is scheduling appointments for 65+. The two ways to register are:
(1) Complete the form online (previously was two forms now condensed into one) email it to [email protected] and wait for a call from a scheduler.
(2) Call Citizens Phone Bank and have them assist you with completing the forms and await a call back from a scheduler.

** For second dose appointments you do not have to call the Citizens Phone Bank to set your appointment. A scheduler will call you.

We appreciate your patience and support as we understand this is a multi-step process. Our team is doing the best they can to schedule appointments, take calls, return calls, and vaccinate our community.

Join us to get #HealthyforLife2021 with fun, hands-on educational events designed to give you the cooking skills that yo...
01/15/2021

Join us to get #HealthyforLife2021 with fun, hands-on educational events designed to give you the cooking skills that you need to bring healthier meals to your home. A series of four sessions will be held virtually in March and April. The first 25 families to register for each session will receive an insulated reusable shopping tote filled with the ingredients needed to prepare the meal featured in the session. Families who participate in all four sessions will be entered into prize drawings to be held at the final session. Registration is open now❕ For more information, please call Robin Taylor Seitz, Health Educator at 910-989-3943 or email [email protected].

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612 College St
Jacksonville, NC
28540

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Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 20:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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Kudos to all of you for such an efficient, well oiled machine you’ve created in giving first dose vaccines. My mom was the last of the day yesterday and there was still a small army of helpful people each manning their post with pride. Thanks. I know you’re all exhausted but you’re also extremely appreciated.
I am having a hard time getting an answer to one question. I have a house in NC but my primary address is in another state. Can I get the vaccine in NC or do I have to get it where my legal address is?
What is the correct email address for the COVID forms? The email address on the county website is [email protected] my email was returned with the error code "The group OCHD-Vaccine isn't set up to receive messages"
I am a teacher and have been told I have to quarantine after coming into close contact with some one that later tested positive for covid. To use the state's covid funds to cover my time off rather than my personal leave I have to get quarantine paperwork from you at the heath department but I cannot get anyone at the heath department to actually answer the phone or give me any kind of guidelines
When do you expect to start general public vaccine for COVID 19......inquiring minds want/need to know?
Schools really need to close and go virtual. There are a few schools alone in onslow county that have cases of covid 19 that will spread rapidly as we see this is happening in other counties elementary, middle, high schools and colleges. It's not worth risking anyone's health. Many schools here in NC are going back to all virtual. Smart decision!
There you go. Governor wants more tests done.
are the public kayak launching docks closed on the sound side of North Topsail island?
Thank you for the Mosquito spraying that took place on Padgett Road! I greatly appreciate the employee that sprayed as the mosquitoes as the old saying goes would toke you off! Thank you!
I’m sorry that this was done without the most current information. I have emails from Washington DC where the VTA is meeting with lawmakers and the FDA currently. The information you just gave out is not the whole story. Please do not do this when you do not have the expertise in this field. It’s misinformation and causes undue panic. The problems you listed with vape juice has NEVER been included in the products we or any reputable vape store would sell. (We Have guidelines that we follow.) The FDA has said within the last few days, the regular vape juices sold in reputable vape stores is NOT their area of concern. The convenience stores and high nicotine pods/cartridges are what they are targeting. So we kindly ask do not give out incorrect information that will hurt businesses and cause undue panic for something you are not fully educated about.
Is anyone going to fix the "Glitch" in SSD stating that "North Carolina will no longer pay your Medicare Premiums" and that they made us pay back money we didn't owe AND you took a ton of money out of our Monthly Checks!!!! How do you expect us to live? :(
We at Southwest Middle School are excited to have you join us on Monday, March 26th at 6PM for our Resource Fair. Thank you!