exclamation-triangle

Hurricane Ian Update

New Hanover County is no longer under any storm watches or warnings. Visit EmergencyNHC.com for more information.

New Hanover County services and attractions will resume normal operations on Saturday, October 1. Learn more here.

News: Public Health

View all categories »

New Hanover County offers COVID vaccines, updated boosters and flu vaccines, free to all residents 

Posted September 16, 2022 at 8:54 am     Category: News ReleasePublic Health

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County COVID metrics continue to improve, resulting in the county remaining at the Low CDC Community Level for another week. The Pandemic Operations Center … Read More »

Public Notice: HHS Historically Marginalized Populations Subcommittee to meet September 20

Posted September 15, 2022 at 11:42 am     Category: News ReleasePublic HealthPublic NoticeSocial Services

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the Health and Human Services (HHS) Board’s Historically Marginalized Populations Subcommittee will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 20, 2022. The … Read More »

Gap Rental Assistance program to continue under updated guidelines

Posted September 12, 2022 at 1:56 pm     Category: News ReleasePlanning and Land UsePublic Health

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – To help lower income families in the community meet rental housing needs, New Hanover County will continue to offer the Workforce Housing Gap Rental Assistance … Read More »

Eligibility for the Monkeypox vaccine, Jynneos, expands

Posted September 7, 2022 at 11:01 am     Category: News ReleasePublic Health

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Increased supply of the monkeypox vaccine (Jynneos) has allowed the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) to expand eligibility for the vaccine. … Read More »

Commissioners approve Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Strategy

Posted September 6, 2022 at 4:35 pm     Category: County CommissionersNews ReleasePublic HealthSocial Services

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – During Tuesday’s meeting, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted the county’s first Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Strategic Plan. This strategic plan … Read More »

Updated Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 boosters available at Pandemic Operations Center

Posted September 6, 2022 at 12:30 pm     Category: News ReleasePublic Health

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The updated Pfizer and Moderna bivalent COVID-19 booster shots are now available at the New Hanover County Pandemic Operations Center. This booster is specifically designed … Read More »

West Nile Virus found in local mosquitoes

Posted September 1, 2022 at 4:34 pm     Category: News ReleasePublic Health

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Recent testing of mosquitoes trapped by New Hanover County Public Health’s mosquito control team confirmed some were positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). The public … Read More »

Current versions of Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 boosters paused for those 12 and over, updated boosters available soon

Posted August 31, 2022 at 4:35 pm     Category: News ReleasePublic Health

NEW HANOVER COUNTY – Following Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidance, the administration of Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 booster shots to individuals who are 12 years or older at the … Read More »

Novavax COVID-19 vaccine available for ages 12 and up; CDC Community Level back at Low

Posted August 26, 2022 at 12:00 pm     Category: News ReleasePublic Health

NEW HANOVER COUNTY – The New Hanover County Pandemic Operations Center is now offering the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine to those 12 and older.   This week, the Food and Drug Administration … Read More »

First Case of Monkeypox Identified in New Hanover County

Posted August 22, 2022 at 1:00 pm     Category: News ReleasePublic Health

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County Public Health has confirmed the first case of monkeypox in the county. The patient is currently isolating and individuals who may have … Read More »

Communications and Outreach: 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 195 • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7461 • Fax 910-798-7277
Skip to content