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Posted on: November 29, 2022

Free COVID-19 Treatment Available Through the Washtenaw County Health Department

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Washtenaw County residents who don’t have health insurance or access to a health care provider are invited to join COVID Plan4Health, a new Washtenaw County Health Department program that connects people to free antiviral treatment (Paxlovid) if they test...

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

Tips for Having a Safe and Healthy Holiday

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Looking for ways to keep your holiday gatherings safer? 

Flu and COVID vaccines, masks, and at-home COVID tests are great tools for lowering your risk of getting or spreading respiratory illnesses this holiday season. As always, it's best...

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Posted on: October 18, 2022

Get Your Updated COVID-19 Booster and Flu Shot

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As the weather gets colder and more of us gather indoors with loved ones, flu and COVID-19 vaccines (including updated boosters) are critically important in protecting health. The Washtenaw County Health Department encourages everyone to get a flu shot an...

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Posted on: September 13, 2022

Opioid Deaths Increasing in Washtenaw County

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The number of Washtenaw County residents who died of an opioid overdose increased by 28% between 2020 and 2021. This is consistent with the increasing trend in opioid-related deaths across the U.S. since the start of the pandemic. 

“Opioid-related...

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

What to know about COVID-19 in Washtenaw County

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Washtenaw County is currently at a "medium"?COVID-19 Community Level (as of 9/22/22).  

CDC guidance at this level don't include broad masking recommendations. However, at all levels, people c...

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Posted on: November 18, 2022

Free KN95 Masks Available at the Health Department

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Individuals can walk into to the Washtenaw County Health Department to pick up free KN95 masks. Masks are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. One adult size pack per person. Walk-ups only. No registration is necessary.&n...

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