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Dee Riou, Health Department
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(973) 239-1410 ex. 224

 

 

September is Cat Licensing Month!   

 

  ~*FALL RABIES CLINIC ~*~

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

 

Township Health Officer, Susan Portuese, is pleased to annnounce that the

Cedar Grove Health Department will be sponsoring our Spring Rabies Clinic for pets needing revaccination.

The New Jersey State Health Department now recommends revaccination every two years.

As per State Law, no pet license can be issued if rabies vaccination expires prior to November 1st of the licensing year.

 

The clinic will be held in front of Town Hall, 525 Pompton Avenue.

Dogs will be vaccinated 6:00 - 6:45 pm

Cats will be vaccinated 6:45 - 7:30 pm

 

Dogs & cats should not be fed for (6) six hours prior to vaccination.

Each pet Must be on a leash or in a carrier and be accompanied by an adult.

Please keep control of your pet at all times.

 

Licensing will be done at the clinic. If you have any questions please call Dee Riou at the Health Department.

 

 

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Other Clinics in the area:

 

Montclair Health Department:

September 14, 2107

Fire Station #3, 151 Harrison Avenue, Montclair 

 (973)509-4970

 

Verona Health Department:

September 12, 2017

DPW Garage, Ozone Avenue, Verona 

 (973)857-4800

 

 

Rabies Fact Sheet

Safe Syringe Disposal Guide - for home generated medical waste 

 211 Nonemergency Helpline - A helpful referal service

 Welfare/Food Stamp Information

 **SUMMER SAFETY GUIDE** 

 HELPFUL WEB LINKS - A to Z

 


IMMUNIZATIONS AVAILABLE

 

Vaccines are one of the public health’s greatest triumphs.  With the exception of safe water, no other health strategy, not even antibiotics, has had such a tremendous effect on reducing disease and improving health.  However, vaccine-preventable diseases and deaths still occur in persons of all ages in the US.

Vaccines are responsible for the control of many infectious diseases that were once common in this country. Vaccines have reduced and, in some cases, eliminated many diseases that once routinely killed or harmed tens of thousands of infants, children and adults.

Did you know that Adults require routine tetanus boosters every 10 years?

Montclair Health Department offers low cost immunizations for residents of Montclair, Cedar Grove, Verona, Nutley, and Belleville. Registered Nurses under the supervision of a physician administer the vaccines for protection against:

• Measles, Mumps, Rubella, (German Measles)
• Meningitis
• Polio
• Tetanus & Diphtheria
• Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis
• Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B
• Shingles

Some of these immunizations are also recommended for travelers to foreign countries.  The immunizations will be offered at the Montclair Municipal Building, 205 Claremont Ave., 3rd flr in the Health Department.  Please call (973) 509-4980 for an appointment.

                          

 


SHINGLES VACCINE

Shingles is a disease caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox. Once you have had chicken pox, the virus remains in your nervous system for many years and can reactivate to cause shingles. Shingles causes a blistering rash on one side of the body that can be very painful. The rash can last up to 30 days and the resulting pain can last from months to years. More than 43 million adults over the age of 60 in the US are at risk for shingles. There are about 1 million new cases per year, half of which are in people 60 and over.

There is now a vaccine for adults 60 years and older to help prevent shingles. It is called Zostavax and is manufactured by MERCK & Co., Inc. It is given by a single dose injection. The vaccine is most effective in preventing shingles in the 60-69 age group. In the 70-79 age group, it is most effective in preventing pain from shingles. The most frequently reported side effects related to the vaccine were headache and injection site reactions such as redness, tenderness.

This vaccine is available at the Montclair Health Department Adult Immunization Clinic. The cost of the vaccine is $175. Many health plans have approved reimbursement for Zostavax including Medicare Part D. Depending on your Medicare Part D coverage; you may just be charged a co-pay. Merck makes this vaccine available, free of charge, to eligible individuals who are uninsured and cannot afford vaccines.

Please call the Montclair Health Department at 973-509-4974 for further information about the vaccine or to put your name on the reserved list. Many other adult vaccines are available at the Montclair Health Department including Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and meningitis vaccine, some of which are recommended for travel. Visit  http://http://www.cdc.gov//  for vaccine travel information.