The Johnston County Public Health Department has scheduled the following events and services.
This year’s flu vaccine is available at the health department, 517 N. Bright Leaf Blvd., Smithfield. The health department will offer the shots from 9 to 11 a.m. and from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through year’s end.
The county will accept Medicaid, Medicare, Health Choice and Coventry. For those without insurance, 919-938-6512.
The cost is $25 for adults and $15 for children.
The department’s next childbirth class will begin Thursday, Oct. 17. To register, which is required, call 919-934-8171.
“Living Health with Diabetes,” a free self-management workshop, will begin Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the health department. The workshop will meet from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays for six weeks.
Johnston Health has scheduled the following classes and events.
Johnston Health will host Fall Fest, a craft show, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at the Johnston Medical Mall in Smithfield. Shop for Christmas gifts, arts and crafts and home furnishings. For more information, call Shanna Hodges at 919-938-6512.
The second Champions 5K and Family Fun Day is scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 19, on the front lawn of Johnston Medical Center in Smithfield. In addition to the 5K walk/run, the event will feature free games and a Halloween costume contest for children. For more information, call Alison Drain at 919-938-7169.
The next Ladies Night Out is scheduled from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Johnston Medical Center in Clayton. Meet doctors, shop with vendors and snack on hors d’oeuvres, all while learning about wellness and breast cancer prevention. For more information, call 919-938-7186.
Want to learn how to better manage your diabetes? A group class for outpatients will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, in Suite 1404A of the Johnston Medical Mall in Smithfield. Participants must have orders from their doctors to attend and must contact the hospital’s scheduling department at 919-938-7749 for an appointment. Insurance will be filed.
If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, you can find information and encouragement in a support group. Angels Among Us, a cancer support group, will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, in Suite 1404A of the Medical Mall.