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Health Department hosting “Terrific Tuesday” on May 20

On May 20 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Grady County Health Department will make it quick and convenient to take advantage of Georgia WIC, the state special supplemental nutrition program for Woman, Infants and Children.
“If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have children up to 5 years old, come get your WIC,” said Grady County Health Department Nurse Manager Peggy Connell. “We will begin making appointments on May 12, the Monday before, but walk-ins on the day of the event will also be welcome.”
Connell said all nurses will be involved in the enrollment process that day to help make it easy, fast and convenient. “It should go smoothly if you bring the documentation we need,” she said.
Materials needed to sign up for WIC includes:
· Driver’s license
· Social Security Card
· Immunization record
· Birth Certificate
In addition, she said parents should bring proof of household income, such as a Medicaid Card, paycheck stub, a letter from an employer or an unemployment notice.
“A proof of street address is also needed,” Connell said. “It can be an electric bill, rent or mortgage receipt or a cable TV or phone bill.”
Georgia WIC is the nation’s fifth largest special supplemental nutrition program for Woman, Infants and Children. Its goal is to keep breastfeeding women and children under 5 healthy. However, men who meet income qualifications who have children under 5 may enroll their children to receive benefits.
For more information, contact the Grady County Health Department at 377-2992, or stop by at 1030 Fourth St., SE, Cairo.

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