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Washtenaw County Public Health

August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month

August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month

Celebrate a mother’s right to breastfeed by nominating an exemplary local business for a 2015 Breastfeeding Friendly Business Award. Nominations are due by Friday, Aug 7. Awards ceremony is Aug 21.

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Now Scheduling Immunization Waiver Appointments

Now Scheduling Immunization Waiver Appointments

Parents or guardians opting out of the vaccinations required for their child or children to attend childcare or school, must now request a waiver from their local public health department. Waivers are ONLY required for children in licensed childcare programs, preschool, kindergarten, 7th grade or new to a school district. To schedule an appointment in Washtenaw County, please call 734-544-6700.

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Report Animal Bites to Public Health

Report Animal Bites to Public Health

Washtenaw County Public Health reminds residents to contact us about animal bites or other close contact with wild animals. Wild or unvaccinated animals may spread rabies. Public Health will provide recommendations about rabies risk and the need for post-exposure vaccination.

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Take Time to Cool Off while Temperatures are High

Take Time to Cool Off while Temperatures are High

The combination of heat and humidity can create oppressive conditions which may cause heat related illnesses to develop. Stay hydrated, cool off whenever possible and know the warning signs of severe heat-related illness.

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Healthy Food Distribution at Public Health

Healthy Food Distribution at Public Health

Washtenaw County Public Health and Food Gatherers are now offering healthy food distribution on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month. The next distribution dates are Aug 5 and Aug 19 from 2-3:30 pm.

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