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Extreme Heat:
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Studies estimate that the combined Excessive Heat Events attributes summertime mortality for several U.S. metropolitan areas is well above 1,000 deaths per year.

During extremely hot and humid weather, your body's ability to cool itself is challenged. When the body heats too rapidly to cool itself properly, or when too much fluid or salt is lost through dehydration or sweating, body temperature rises and you or someone you care about may experience a heat-related illness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides a list of warning signs and symptoms of heat illness, and recommended first aid steps.

As a quick reference resource, the Excessive Heat Events Guidebook in Brief offers summary information and useful tips to prepare for and respond to excessive heat.

Prepare for extreme heat! (EPA)

Local Health Observances

August 2017 is National Immunization Awareness Month

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National Immunization Awareness Month! is sponsored by
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. NIAM was established to encourage people of all ages to make sure they are up to date on the vaccines recommended for them.

Vaccines are available for the 18 dangerous or deadly diseases. Over the years, these vaccines have prevented countless cases of disease and saved millions of lives. Infants, children, adolescents, teens and adults need different vaccinations, depending on their age, location, job, lifestyle, travel schedule, health conditions or previous vaccinations.

To learn more about Vaccines & ImmunizationsClick Here.

Recommended Vaccines by Age

Immunization Schedules.

Because of age, health conditions, or other factors, some people should not get certain vaccines or should wait before getting them. Click here to read the guidelines for each vaccine.

 

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