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TN HEALTH DEPARTMENTS TO PROVIDE FREE FLU VACCINES BEGINNING NOV. 9

The Tennessee Department of Health is encouraging all Tennesseans over the age of 6 months to receive this year’s flu vaccine. Vaccinations for flu will be free beginning Wed., Nov. 9, 2022, at all local health departments in the state for Fight Flu ’22.

‘’Getting a flu shot is the most important thing we can all do to help prevent the flu and keep ourselves, loved ones and everyone around us healthy,’’ said TDH Commissioner Morgan McDonald, MD FACP FAAP. ‘’We know flu vaccines are safe, effective, and protect against the most common types of flu circulating, so I urge everyone eligible to receive a flu shot to do so.’’

No appointments are needed to receive a free flu vaccine during Fight Flu ‘22. Find the site closest to you and the hours of operation at www.tn.gov/health/fightflu and select the Find a Flu Shot Near You icon. The flu vaccine will continue to be free at Tennessee’s county health departments after the Fight Flu ’22 kick-off event on Nov. 9.

The flu virus is highly contagious and pregnant women, infants, the elderly, and people with certain medical conditions are at the highest risk of severe complications from the flu. The CDC estimates up to 7.5 million illnesses, 400,000 hospitalizations, and 22,000 deaths could be prevented every year if more people chose to get the flu vaccine.

To prevent the spread of the flu virus to others, follow precautions such as proper hygiene and handwashing, cover your coughs or sneezes with a tissue or your elbow, and stay at home if you are sick.

Fight Flu ‘22 also serves as a statewide preparedness and response exercise where TDH’s local public health teams practice their emergency plans to vaccinate communities during a pandemic. This is the fifth consecutive year for the Fight Flu TN event as TDH works to protect as many Tennesseans as possible against influenza.

Officials Attend Governor’s Conference in Nashville

Pictured L-R: Ethan Hadley, Beth Wyatt-Davis, Mayor Allen Foster, Stuart McWhorter, Mayor James Mayberry, R.J. Crawford, and Jodi Sliger


Representatives from Cumberland County recently attended the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s 2022 Governor’s Conference in Nashville.

During the event, attendees heard from Governor Bill Lee and TNECD Commissioner Stuart McWhorter, as well as CBS Sports Lead Play-by-Play Announcer Jim Nantz and a host of other speakers who discussed topics ranging from entrepreneurship to workforce to foreign direct investment and the programs that help build strong communities throughout the state.

ThreeStar Community Development Certification efforts were recognized with county representatives, along with Commissioner McWhorter and TNECD Community Development Director Jody Sliger.

ThreeStar serves to promote economic and community prosperity through collaboration to positively impact every Tennessean.

 

Closed on Labor Day

All county offices, convenience centers, and the animal shelter will be closed on Monday, Sept 5 in observance of Labor Day!

CCHD: Cooking with WIC Classes

The Cumberland County Health Department will be offering a cooking class that focuses on helping families utilize WIC and SNAP benefits to create healthy meals and snacks!

During these classes, online and print resources regarding nutrition information and recipes will be provided.

There will be a cooking demonstration each class to prepare a meal and a snack that participants will get to sample!

Cumberland County at the Tennessee State Fair in Wilson County!

IT’S FAIR TIME IN TENNESSEE!
 
Cumberland County will be making an appearance at the Tennessee State Fair in Wilson County!
 
Since 1906, the Tennessee State Fair has remained a highlight! Taking place in Lebanon, TN, the Tennessee State Fair is happening from August 18-27, 2022, and represents all 95 counties in Tennessee!
 
This year’s county exhibit theme is “Travel Tennessee,” and we are proud to display some of Cumberland County’s greatest assets!