Free vaccines scheduled in city for uninsured

Shots will be available at Coatesville Center for Community Health The Coatesville Center for Community Health will host a free adult vaccine clinic on Monday, April 7, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The free vaccines, available to those 19 and older who are uninsured or under-insured, will be provided by the Chester County Health Department. The vaccines will include shingles, hepatitis A, hepatitis B,...

County: Jan. is Cervical Health Awareness Month

Health officials issue reminder that vaccine prevents most cervical cancers  January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, and the Chester County Health Department wants to remind women of the importance of screenings and vaccination to help prevent cervical cancer. About 79 million Americans currently have HPV (human papillomavirus), the most common sexually transmitted infection in the US. Nearly...

Observing National Influenza Vaccination Week

County to offer free flu shots Monday at Exton library Don’t take chances with your health, urges the county, which is offering free flu shots on Monday, Dec. 9. In observance of National Influenza Vaccination Week (Dec. 8-14), the Chester County Health Department will offer the free vaccinations – recommended for everyone ages 6 months and older – at the Chester County Library in Exton from...

Scaring up some Halloween safety tips

County Health Department offers frighteningly good  advice To keep a scary holiday safe, the Chester County Health Department is offering the following tips: Walk Safely Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. Put away cell phones, iPods and other distracting devices and stay focused on your surroundings,...

Schoolchildren following road to improved safety

County agencies combine efforts on International Walk to School Day Elementary schoolchildren learn the rules of the road during International Walk to School Day (IWTSD) this past week in West Goshen Township. The horde of schoolchildren may have given some West Chester residents pause this past week, but the throng of youngsters had assembled for a good cause:  International Walk to School Day (IWTSD). In...

County offering Worksite Wellness program

Businesses invited to sign up for 6 months of education, screening Since most Americans spend the majority of their waking hours at work, the Chester County Health Department is encouraging county businesses, large, medium and small, to introduce a six-month start-up Worksite Wellness program. “Bringing wellness directly to your business has the potential to benefit both employer and employee,”...

Parents angered over E. Fallowfield school water outage

Slated to reopen Thursday after county health department mandated Wednesday closure By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times EAST FALLOWFIELD — East Fallowfield Elementary School is scheduled to reopen Thursday morning, after a failed water pump closed the school Wednesday — but a number of the school’s parents expressed anger over the district’s handling of the matter. The pump broke at about...

Free children vaccines on August 22

Parents can register their children now for the free vaccine Free vaccines will be available at the Coatesville Center for Community Health on August 22. Free back to school vaccines for children will be provided by the Chester County Health Department on Thursday, August 22 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Coatesville Center for Community Health, located at 1001 E. Lincoln Highway. All children must...

County health launches RoadMAPP Website

WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Health Department announced that the Chester County Health Assessment: RoadMAPP to Health website was launched yesterday. This project is a collaborative effort involving many health agencies and community organizations in Chester County who will assess the health of our community, identify the major issues, and develop a Community Health Improvement Plan to address...

County mosquitoes test positive for West Nile

Five townships produce first local evidence of virus in 2013, says Health Dept. A Southern House Mosquito, one of a number of breeds of mosquitos known to carry the West Nile Virus. Mosquitoes trapped in Birmingham Township have tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV), the Chester County Health Department reported Thursday. Tests on mosquitoes collected in Birmingham, Schuylkill, Thornbury, Upper...