Back to School Vaccinations

The 2014 school year is fast approaching – which means back-to-school shopping, a back-to-school sleep schedule, and yes – back-to-school vaccinations.

The Oakland County Health Division offers immunizations for individuals of all ages at their offices in Pontiac and Southfield – and is urging families to get vaccinated as soon as possible. These vaccines can help to save your child’s life; the Health Division offers immunizations for 14 different diseases – from chicken pox, to pertussis, and many more.

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Free Financial Counseling Now Available for Oakland County Residents

Yesterday, Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner announced a $25,000 Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM) grant to establish a Financial Empowerment Center in Oakland County. The Center will offer free one-on-one counseling for Oakland County taxpayers on personal finance matters, and the financial counseling will be done by counselors from JVS of Southfield, a community-based nonprofit organization.

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L-R: Megan Kursik of the Michigan Communities for Financial Empowerment network at CEDAM, Leah Rosenbaum of JVS, and Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner.

 

“Sometimes families need help tackling financial challenges and they don’t know where to turn,” Meisner said. “This grant gives us another tool to help families plan a budget, assist with credit repair and home mortgages and many other financial issues our residents face.”

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Cold Weather Precautions

Oakland County is experiencing a rush of intense cold weather this week. While our offices are open for business, we advise residents to stay indoors if possible, and to take extra caution when on the roads.

As temperatures drop, heat leaves your body quickly, which can result in hypothermia or frostbite. Both conditions can be life threatening. If you are in need of a shelter or warming station during this cold weather, please visit our website (HERE) for more information, including shelter locations and contact information.

And as a friendly reminder from the Oakland County Animal Control & Pet Adoption Center, don’t leave your pets outdoors for extended periods of time. A safe rule of thumb– if it’s too cold for you, it’s too cold for your pets!

For more information on how to stay warm, visit the Oakland County Health Division‘s website at www.oakgov.com/Health.