Hopewell Township Health Happenings contains news and events from Hopewell Township’s Health Department regarding the health of the community.
RABIES CLINIC, Saturday, November 3, 10-12 Noon. Hopewell Valley residents are urged to bring their dogs and cats to the free rabies vaccination clinic set for Saturday, November 3, from 10am to 12 noon. The clinic will take place at the Hopewell Township Public Works Facility at 203 Washington Crossing Pennington Road in Titusville. All dogs must be on leashes. Cats should be in a carrying case or sturdy pillow case. If you have a new kitten or puppy in your life, remember that kittens and puppies must get their first rabies vaccine at three months of age and then regularly thereafter. In order for a 2015 pet license to be issued, the duration of rabies immunity must be valid for the full licensing period. Licenses for both dogs and cats are due in January. Pets should be re-vaccinated every 2 to 2.5 years. Applications are available online.
Rabies is a frightening fatal illness that is highly infectious, even during the six-month period when the animal may show no symptoms at all. In New Jersey, cats are the most common domestic animal to become infected, and cats pose the greatest risk of spreading the disease to people. If you have questions or concerns, or want information about other free rabies clinics in the greater Mercer area, please contact the Health Department at 737-0120 ext. 678.
BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS:
Wednesday, November 13, 10am-11am. Blood Pressure/Blood Glucose screening (fasting or 2 hour post for accurate result). Senior Center, 395 Reading Street, Pennington. Bring your own machine and we can make sure it is working properly.
Tuesday, November 20, 10am – 12 noon. Blood Pressure/Blood Glucose screening (fasting or 2 hour post for accurate result). Senior Center, 395 Reading Street, Pennington. Bring your own machine and we can make sure it is working properly.
Mondays and Wednesdays at 11am, Healthy Bones: Ongoing classes to build bone strength and prevent osteoporosis. Court Room, Hopewell Township Municipal Building. Space is limited. Call 537-0236 to sign up and confirm enrollment in the class.
Hopewell Township Health Department, 201 Washington Crossing Pennington Road, Titusville NJ 08560. 609-737-0120.
Vital records 609-737-0120 x 684 www.hopewelltwp.org
Link to Health Services in Mercer County
Greater Mercer Public Health Partnership – http://healthymercer.org/
Capital Health http://www.capitalhealth.org
Penn Medicine Princeton Health http://www.princetonhcs.org
Robert Wood Johnson Hospital http://www.rwjhamilton.org
St. Francis Medical Center http://www.stfrancismedical.com
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