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Are You Ready to Get Pregnant?

If the answer is YES, now is the time to start loving and nurturing your body to improve your preconception health. The CDC recommends setting goals and starting a health checklist. Click here to begin your journey to an improved preconception health and a healthier baby!

If the answer is NO, start thinking about your goals, overall health and the measures your are taking to prevent pregnancy. It's never too soon to begin your journey to a healthier YOU! Click Here to start your plan.

For more information on preconception health or birth control options for men and women, visit our Family Planning Webpage or call 810-648-4098 to schedule an appointment with our Family Planning Nurse.

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Getting vaccinated according to the recommended immunization schedule is one of the most important things a parent can do to protect their child’s health. Diseases can quickly spread among groups of children who aren’t vaccinated. Whether it’s a baby starting at a new child care facility, a toddler heading to preschool, a student going back to elementary, middle or high school – or even a college freshman – parents should check their child’s vaccination records.

Child care facilities, preschool programs, schools and colleges are prone to outbreaks of infectious diseases. Children in these settings can easily spread illnesses to one another due to poor hand washing, not covering their coughs, and other factors such as interacting in crowded environments.

When children are not vaccinated, they are at increased risk for disease and can spread disease to others in their play groups, child care centers, classrooms and communities – including babies who are too young to be fully vaccinated and people with weakened immune systems due to cancer and other health conditions.

The Sanilac County Health Department is offering two clinic locations to help you meet the immunization needs of your child. Click here for more information on our Immunization Clinic hours and locations.

Unsure about the immunization requirements of your child? Click on the links below to review the CDC immunization recommendations for children ages birth thru 6 years of age and 7 thru 18 years of age.

CDC Immunization Recommendations - Birth Thru 6 years of age

CDC Immunization Recommendations - 7 years thru 18 years of age

For more information, or to schedule your immunization appointments, please contact the Sanilac County Health Department at 810-648-4098 Ext. 100.

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Having a new baby is an exciting time for your family. By choosing to breastfeed, you are providing your baby with food that is uniquely made for him and benefits his health and well-being. Breastfeeding is a special gift to your baby that only you can provide.

The WIC Program is here to answer any questions you may have and help with any breastfeeding challenges you may face. To schedule an appointment, or to learn more about the WIC program, please contact the Health Department at 810-648-4098 Option 1. For more information on breastfeeding, click here

As a new mother, you may have heard many things about how to feed your baby. You may know breastfeeding is the best way to give your baby a healthy start in life, and wonder how to fit it into your life. Mothers everywhere have found that breastfeeding CAN work. Your WIC peer counselor can help! Please contact our Breastfeeding Peer Counselor, Rebecca Meyer, at 810-648-4098 Ext. 110. For more information on our program, click here.

“In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.”

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