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Welcome to the Harrison~Clarksburg Health Department

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WELCOME to the Harrison-Clarksburg  Health Department’s (HCHD) website.  The HCHD employs approximately 20 experienced public health professionals dedicated to promoting the public’s physical and environmental well-being.  The Health Department consists of four comprehensive programs:  Public Health Nursing Services, Public Health Environmental Services, Community Health Promotion, and Emergency Preparedness.  This  broad array of services and educational information is accessible and available  to all residents.  The HCHD strives to promote  a healthy and environmentally safe community through prevention, awareness, and education.

Immunizations important for children

We all need vaccines throughout our lives. WV schools require children to be current on vaccinations before enrolling to protect the health of all students. You can find the required vaccine information by following this link, http://www.dhhr.wv.gov/oeps/immunization/requirements/Pages/default.aspx Today’s childhood vaccines protect against serious and potentially life-threatening diseases, including polio, measles, and whooping cough. When children are […] Continue Reading »

HEPATITIS: THINK AGAIN

Viral hepatitis kills 1.5 million people worldwide each year. That’s as many people as HIV / AIDS.   HEPATITIS A Transmission: Hepatitis A is spread mainly through eating food or drinking water that has been contaminated by the faeces of an infected person. It can also be spread by eating raw shellfish that have come […] Continue Reading »

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