It was hard not to notice all the flu shot advertising that popped up across our county in August and the media messaging that followed the next month. Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) even kicked off September with our annual Stop the Flu campaign press conference. Once again, our good Fort Worth friend, Mayor Betsy Price, rolled up her sleeve alongside us to help spread the word.
Getting back into the swing of the school season is no easy task for any parent, let alone their children. A summer of late bedtimes and alarm clock-less mornings are quickly replaced by routines shaped by years of stringent school schedules. As a parent myself, I know each of us can set up our children for success in the classroom, and it starts this week.
I invite everyone to reach out to us on Facebook, Twitter, our website, or simply call us on the phone if you want to learn about public health or have a quick question.
A productive, economically sound society relies on a safe, healthy population. Since its inception in the 1950s, Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) has been a valuable local resource by providing services aimed at promoting, achieving and maintaining a healthy standard of living to all Tarrant County residents. With a client base and scope of services as diverse as the county's population, a dedicated staff of more than 425 public health professionals and annual funding resources totaling approximately $60 million, TCPH services truly touch everyone, every day, everywhere.
Mon Nov 23 12:37:00 CST 2015 - Tarrant County Public Health has been awarded the coveted national accreditation status from the Public Health Accreditation Board.
Wed Nov 18 09:55:00 CST 2015 - Tarrant County has made progress in improving health outcomes, according to a new Big Cities Health Coalition national report released today called the Big Cities Health Inventory.
Fri Oct 30 13:24:00 CDT 2015 - Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) has confirmed a West Nile Virus (WNV) positive mosquito sample in unincorporated Tarrant County.
World AIDS Day, National Influenza Vaccination Week and Safe Toys and Gifts Month are the premier observances for December. And in case you didn't know, the flu season tends to peak during the months of January and February, so it's a good time to get your flu shot this month. It takes your body about two weeks to develop the antibodies, so the sooner your get a flu shot, the better.
Get your influenza vaccination soon and stop the flu!