Is there a tuberculosis vaccination?
Currently there is no vaccination for prevention of tuberculosis (TB). People who have been exposed to someone with active tuberculosis may become infected, and not be actively sick, nor are they contagious. Those individuals are encouraged to take antibiotics to reduce the likelihood that they will develop active tuberculosis later, when circumstances may reduce their immune system’s ability to contain the infection. Those efforts are helping us to see a reduction in the number of cases of active TB in North Carolina. However, TB continues to be extremely contagious and requires public awareness to reduce its spread.

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1. What is the cost of blood test to detect thyroid function?
2. What is the cost of a Perc Test?
3. How can I get tested for Sexually Transmitted Disesases (STDs)?
4. Does the health department offer TB Skin (PPD) test? If it is offered what is the cost?
5. Does the health department do paternity testing?
6. Do you need a blood test for a marriage license?
7. Can I get a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) test even if I do not live in Wilkes County?
8. Does it cost anything to get tested for a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) if your under 18 years old?
9. Are there free mammograms available to women in Wilkes County?
10. Can you get a confidential Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) check at the Health Deptartment?
11. How much does a flu shot cost?
12. Is there a tuberculosis vaccination?