Celebrate Safely This Halloween!

Celebrate Safely This Halloween!

Celebrate Safely This Halloween! Transylvania Public Health and the City of Brevard have some recommendations, based on the Center for Communicative Diseases (CDC) guidelines for celebrating Halloween safely this year. The CDC and NCDHHS recommends that traditional...
TPH to Hold Flu Shot Clinic on November 4

TPH to Hold Flu Shot Clinic on November 4

The single best way to help prevent the flu is to get a flu vaccination. And the ideal time to get one is between Halloween and Thanksgiving. This ensures that you will have the best protection throughout the flu season, which typically lasts from late November...
COVID-19

COVID-19

Updated 10/30/20 at 10:30am) For more information about cases in North Carolina, visit the NC DHHS COVID-19 Case Count website. For more information about cases in the U.S., visit the CDC COVID-19 Case Count website. Click here for the latest updates and guidance...
Animal Shelter Seeking Donations

Animal Shelter Seeking Donations

Transylvania County Animal Services is seeking donations of pet supplies such as food, bedding, toys, etc., which can be delivered to the animal shelter during operating hours. Residents who are in need of supplies to care for their pets at home may request assistance...
How To Help: Sew Homemade Facemasks

How To Help: Sew Homemade Facemasks

As supplies of PPE (personal protective equipment) are becoming more and more scarce, healthcare providers are working hard to find options that will allow them to continue to care for patients safely. People who have supplies of surgical masks and N-95 respirators...
TPH Announces Limited In-Person Services

TPH Announces Limited In-Person Services

Beginning March 19, 2020, Transylvania Public Health will be limiting in-person services to comply with social distancing recommendations. PERSONAL HEALTH In-person services available ONLY for: STD testing for people with symptoms TB patients with reactive test or...
11th Graders: Stay on Track

11th Graders: Stay on Track

Due to a North Carolina law, all students are required to receive the MCV vaccine before starting 12th grade or 17 years of age.  The vaccine will be offered to 11th graders school during the week of April 20. Transylvania Public Health school nurses will administer...
6th Graders: Stay on Track

6th Graders: Stay on Track

Due to a North Carolina law, all students are required to receive the Tdap & MCV vaccines before starting 7th grade or 12 years of age.  Both vaccines will be offered to 6th graders school during the week of April 20. Transylvania Public Health school nurses will...
Pertussis at Brevard Academy

Pertussis at Brevard Academy

A student at Brevard Academy has been diagnosed with pertussis (whooping cough). Transylvania Public Health and other local health departments are working with the school to identify students who may have been exposed to this student. Parents of children who may have...
Legionnaires’ Disease Update (10/3/2019)

Legionnaires’ Disease Update (10/3/2019)

This afternoon, state public health officials released some preliminary findings in their ongoing investigation into the Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak associated with the NC Mountain State Fair. Based on interviews with people who visited the fair, compared to...