Volume 017 | August 21, 2020
Public Health Update
Public Health - Muskegon County is dedicated to keeping you informed about what is happening in your community, as well as around the state. As COVID-19 continues to affect us, please be sure to connect with us to stay up-to-date. Visit muskegonhealth.net or facebook.com/PublicHealthMuskegon
FREE COVID-19 Testing August 29
Save the Date! Public Health - Muskegon is teaming up with the Michigan National Guard to bring FREE COVID-19 to Muskegon County.

Join us on Saturday, August 29 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Public Health - Muskegon (209 E. Apple Avenue) for a FREE drive-thru or walk up diagnostic test. No appointment needed. Additional information will be provided in a special edition e-news and on social media next week!
National Immunization Awareness Month
Vaccines are proven to protect people from serious diseases at every age. During National Immunization Awareness Month, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) urges you to talk to your health care provider to ensure you and your family are up-to-date on all recommended vaccines.

National Immunization Awareness Month is observed throughout the month of August and highlights the importance of getting all recommended vaccines throughout your life. Visit the CDC's Interactive Vaccine Guide for more information: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/growing/
FDA Expands Hand Sanitizer Warnings
UPDATED 08/12/2020 - FDA is warning consumers and health care professionals about certain hand sanitizer products, including those manufactured by Harmonic Nature S de RL de MI in Mexico, that are labeled to contain ethanol or isopropyl alcohol but have tested positive for 1-propanol contamination. 1-propanol, not to be confused with 2-propanol/isopropanol/isopropyl alcohol, is not an acceptable ingredient for hand sanitizer products marketed in the United States and can be toxic and life-threatening when ingested.

The agency urges consumers not to use these 1-propanol-contaminated products and has expanded its do-not-use list of hand sanitizers at www.fda.gov/unsafehandsanitizers to include hand sanitizers that are or may be contaminated with 1-propanol, in addition to other hand sanitizers the agency is urging consumers not to use.