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SHIGELLOSIS: Protecting you and your children

Cases of the infectious disease shigellosis are increasing in Virginia and the Virginia Department of Health wants you to know the steps you can take to protect your family. more>>

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Dr. RemleyA Message from the Commissioner/Overview

Welcome to the Virginia Department of Health’s Web site. Our Web site is designed to be user friendly and I certainly hope you find that to be the case.


The mission of VDH is “To promote and protect the health of all Virginians.” Our vision statement is “Healthy people in healthy communities.” To fulfill our mission and achieve our vision, VDH’s scope of responsibility is very broad and far reaching. This is demonstrated by the vast range of public health programs and activities that are referenced on our site.


Thank you again for visiting the VDH Web site and for your interest in our public health system. Click here for more agency info>>


Sincerely, Karen Remley, M.D., MBA

State Health Commissioner

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Don't get the flu.  Don't spread the flu. Get Vaccinated.

New Guidelines Suggest Flu Shots For All Children

Vaccinate Now For Best Protection

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) urges parents to vaccinate children between the ages of six months and 18 years against influenza. The new recommendations reflect guidance this year from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that adds children between 5 and 18 years old to last years’ recommendations to vaccinate younger children, 6 months through 4 years of age. more>>

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Food Safety for the Holidays and Everyday

Thanksgiving and the approach of several year-end holidays often mean gatherings of friends and family at meals and lots of leftovers to refrigerate.

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VDH 2008 Annual Report

Read the first annual report from the Virginia Department of Health that is being provided entirely online.

Previous reports from 2003-2007 are also online.

2-1-1 VirginiaShowing Support for Virginia National Guard and Reserves. Last fall, Governor Kaine signed the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Statement of Support. By signing this document, he pledged his support to the men and women proudly serving in the Virginia National Guard and Reserves and also to the agencies employing these individuals. It is imperative that the Commonwealth foster collaboration between the entities to ensure that policies and practices are carried out as we fight the war of terrorism and protect our nation.

Own Your FutureYou can "Own Your Future" by preparing now for your long-term care needs. Click here to view a brief Public Service Announcement from Commonwealth of Virginia Governor Tim Kaine.

Virginia Easy AccessVirginia Easy Access is a web portal for seniors and adults with disabilities and the providers that support them. Virginia Easy Access is easy to understand and use and provides information about a variety of informational topics of particular interest to these populations including information on public benefits and programs.

2-1-1 Virginia

2-1-1 VIRGINIA is helping individuals with disabilities find employment in the private sector and in federal, state and local government branches. Learn more by visiting the Job Accommodation Network site, just one of 2-1-1 VIRGINIA’s many health and human service referral links.

Prescription Assistance ProgramsAre you, or someone you know, having problems affording the medicines prescribed by your doctor? Many companies that make commonly prescribed medicines have Prescription Assistance Programs, through which qualifying patients (or their doctors) receive medicines at low or no cost. For more information visit the Prescription Assistance Programs Web site or call our hotline at 1-866-531-3065.

New Together Rx Access™ card offers Americans with no prescription drug coverage savings at the pharmacy counter.

Own Your Future: Virginia's Long-Term Care Awareness Campaign

Last Updated: 12-11-2008

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