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Taking Care of Your Health Includes Getting Tested for Stds

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We know that a healthy diet and exercise are the basics for achieving and maintaining good health, and that routine screenings for conditions and diseases of all sorts—blood pressure, mammograms, diabetes, even bi-yearly teeth cleanings—can prevent sickness and other health problems from taking root. So maybe it’s lack of awareness or just plain stigma that keeps many sexually-active adults from being screened for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Either way, STD screening is safe, confidential (as all health screenings are) and easy, and most STDs can be cured with antibiotics. STD screening is a normal part of taking care of your health.

On Dec. 14, 2018, the Department's Immunization Section recognized DOH-Escambia as a Vaccines for Children 2018 Gold Level Provider for exemplary immunization coverage rates in the 2-year-old vaccine series. Escambia’s Immunizations Clinic completed the 2-year-old series (4 DTaP, 3 Polio, 1 MMR, 3 Hib, 3 Hep B, 1 Varicella, and 4 PCV) for 94.4 percent of eligible patients as of Oct. 1, 2018, reaching the Gold Level designation. The achievement outlines Escambia's dedication to protecting children in the community from vaccine-preventable diseases while helping Florida reach statewide immunization goals.

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