Public Health News and Announcements

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  1. County Recognizes World AIDS Day with Free HIV Testing

    Every year on Dec. 1, we commemorate World AIDS Day. This annual recognition serves as a reminder of the global struggle to end HIV-related stigma.

  2. Public Health’s First Mobile Health Unit Hits the Road

    Providing services to more residents across Mecklenburg County takes on new meaning as Public Health's first mobile health unit has arrived and is ready to take to the road. The mobile van will be used for vaccination, testing, and education events year-round.

  3. New COVID-19 Booster and Flu Shot Available at Select Public Health Clinics for Uninsured Residents

    Mecklenburg County Public Health is offering the new COVID-19 vaccine boosters and flu shots at its clinic locations. No appointment is necessary. 

  4. CDC's Bridge Access Program Provides no-cost COVID-19 vaccines

    Through December 2024, CDC’s Bridge Access Program is providing no-cost COVID-19 vaccines to adults without health insurance and adults whose insurance does not cover all COVID-19 vaccine costs.

  5. Spotlighting Breastfeeding Awareness Month by Unveiling Lactation Room Renovations

    Mecklenburg County Public Health has been celebrating Breastfeeding Awareness Month with education and action. Parents and breastfeeding advocates have participated in educational opportunities throughout the month.

  6. COVID-19 Increasing Locally; Surge Could Continue into Fall

    Public Health leaders are advising residents of a summer COVID-19 surge. Emergency department visits and hospitalizations due to COVID-19 infection and evidence of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19 illness) in wastewater have all been increasing since early July.  

  7. Public Health Teams Gear Up for Charlotte PRIDE Weekend

    The Charlotte PRIDE 2023 festival and parade is gearing up for a weekend of events that celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community. Mecklenburg County Public Health (MCPH) team members will be in action at the city’s largest outdoor festival and parade to provide services and information. 

  8. Back to School Means Immunization Readiness

    As students gear up for back to school, there’s an important part that parents and caregivers need to remember: vaccines. All students in Mecklenburg County must be current with their immunizations. 

  9. Customers Encouraged to Be Proactive About Food Safety at Nonregulated Bars

    Mecklenburg County Public Health leaders are encouraging customers of nonregulated bars to be proactive about food safety and cautious when consuming food items at nonregulated establishments. By state law, nonregulated bars, which serve limited food menus, do not require inspection by Public Health’s Environmental Health inspectors.

  10. Public Health Warning: High Temps Can Cause Heat-Related Illness

    Public Health leaders are warning residents to take extra precautions during these extremely hot days.