ST. GEORGE – Due to the suspension of what are considered non-essential services and programs in the wake of the government shutdown, WIC services provided through the Southwest Utah Public Health Department will be unavailable until further notice.
WIC – Women, Infant, & Children – Is a federally-funded program which provides supplemental foods for pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, as well as infants and children up to 5 years old.
Note: Food vouchers issued for October may still be used.
“We hope this situation resolves quickly,” Dr. David Blodgett, SWUPHD Director, said. “We will resume our WIC program as soon as the federal government is able to fund it. Until then, all other health department services remain open, including immunizations. Lines and wait time for flu vaccine, for instance, are very short.”
According to KSL.com, 65,000 Utahns use the WIC program.
High-risk WIC clients can also call the Utah WIC Program at 801-538-696, ext.3 for more information.
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