WINTER HEALTH NEWSLETTER - HOLIDAY STRESS BUSTERS
Good advice on taking care of your health and beating stress this holiday season:
HEALTH DEPT. NEWSLETTER
FLU SHOT CLINICS ADDED FOR SCHOOL KIDS & PARENTS
Flu Season is here, and a flu vaccine is your family’s best protection. Montgomery Health Department encourages you to get your flu shot now if you haven't already done so. The Health Department has scheduled additional flu vaccination clinics for school-aged children and their parents:
- Tuesday, December 3, 6PM to 8PM
- Wednesday, December 4, 6PM to 8PM
- Thursday, December 5, 6PM to 8PM
All Clinics will be held at the Otto Kaufman Community Center, 356 Skillman Road, across from Montgomery High School. The clinic is open for ages 4 to 64. (Under 18 must be accompanied by a parent).
To make an appointment, go to www.njpublichealth.com . Walk-ins will be accepted if extra vaccine is available. The flu shots are $20 each. If you can’t afford the flu shot, talk to our staff. If you have questions about this clinic (or have no internet access) call 908-359-8211, x227.
FREE RABIES VACCINATION CLINIC FOR DOGS & CATS
In partnership with Montgomery Township Animal Control
Protect your pet (and your community)!
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Public Works Garage
12 Harlingen Road in Belle Mead
DOGS: 9:00 am – 10:30 am
CATS: 10:30 am-12:00 noon
Low Cost Micro-chipping will be offered by our partner organization,
the Animal Alliance. Animal Alliance will also offer low-cost vaccinations for other important pet diseases at their table.
For Safety’s sake—
Please, no children under age 7.
Dogs must be on a short, sturdy leash—No retractable leashes!
Use of a soft muzzle is encouraged.
Dogs must be under control of an adult at all times.
Cats must be in a carrier
For more information, call Montgomery Township Animal Control 908-359-4308.
2013 Flu Vaccination Clinic Dates & Places Announced
Go to immunizations page for details and how to register.
Montgomery Township Community Health Resource and Services Directory
Montgomery Township Health Department has developed a helpful guide to all area health services which may be a useful tool for residents. To download this directory as a PDF, click on the following link:
COMMUNITY HEALTH RESOURCE AND SERVICES DIRECTORY
How to Stay Healthy in the Heat
Summer Safety & Preparedness Guide
As the temperature rises, its important to keep your cool. Click HERE to learn the warning signs and treatment for some common heat-related illnesses and how to prevent them in the first place.
Take a Quick, 1 Page Pet Survey to Help Us Improve Services
Montgomery Animal Control is collecting information for its annual Pet Census as required by law. We are collecting information on both dogs and cats to improve service for our canine and feline companions.
For your convenience, we are providing a brief on-line survey which will help us reunite you and your pet in the event that he or she should ever become lost. Please follow this link to the survey:
Thank you in advance for taking just a few moments to tell us a little about your pet(s).
Montgomery Township Health Department would like increase our residents knowledge of rabies and how to avoid exposure. Click HERE for information flyer.
West Nile Virus Protection Tips
Incidents of West Nile Virus have been documented this year, including one human case in New Jersey as of writing, in July, 2012. Learn how to reduce possibly exposure:
FLYER ON WEST NILE PROTECTION TIPS
Cat Adoption Days
9 AM to 11AM
Montgomery Animal Shelter, behind the Municipal Building
Recommended adoption fee of $75 includes pre-adoption vet care and coupons for follow-up care.
Other hours available by appointment. For more information, call 908-359-4308
Info on Seasonal Allergies
Montgomery Township Health Department would like residents to know what to do to reduce exposure to allergens and reduce symptoms. Click HERE for information flyer.
Info on Norovirus "The Stomach Bug"
Montgomery Township Health Department would like to help residents stay healthy by learning how to avoid and prevent catching the "Stomach Bug" or Norovirus. HERE is a flyer on how it spreads and what you can do not to catch it.
Animals Available for Adoption
There are often a number of displaced pets looking for new loving homes at the Montgomery
Animal Shelter. If you can help a homeless animal, contact Animal Control Officer Chris Krygier at 908-359-8211 ext. 247.
New Jersey Register Ready
Montgomery Township Health Department and Montgomery Township Office of Emergency Management is encouraging residents to sign up for the “New Jersey Register Ready” Registry. This registry is a safety net for residents who may find it difficult to evacuate during an emergency. Residents with special needs or caregivers on their behalf can sign up at registerready.nj.gov.
The New Jersey Special Needs Registry is free, voluntary, and strictly confidential. It is designed to help people who may have difficulty during an evacuation because of physical or cognitive limitations, language barriers or lack of transportation.
Registering will help first responders, such as police, fire and rescue squad personnel, make the best use of limited time and resources to help people with no other options for evacuation during an emergency. Residents without internet access can apply by printing out and mailing in to our Health Dept. this self-mailer form (CLICK HERE). Please mail to:
Montgomery Township Health Dept.
2261 Rt. 206
Belle Mead, NJ 08502
Attn: Register Ready
Click on following title to read the Montgomery Health Dept. Privacy Practices Policy. For confidential help with registration, call 908-359-8211, extension 245.
What You Need to Know About Bed Bugs
Are Your Children Covered by Health Insurance?
If not, follow this link to info on NJ Family Care Program http://njfamilycare.org/pages/whatitis.html