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Back To School Shots 2020

 

GUIDELINES FOR BACK TO SCHOOL VACCATIONS

  • We will only be able to schedule on Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment only
  • Unfortunately we are unable to accept walk-ins at this time
  • When calling to schedule an appointment please have insurance information ready
  • We kindly ask only one child per adult and for all others to remain outside the building
  • We will ask all patients to fill out a health assessment to ensure no one has experienced any symptoms for 48 hours
  • Please see form below
  • Ohio County Health Screening

Vaccination Guidelines

The Ohio County Health Department is now able to vaccinate

**Children with Private Insurance**  **Children with Medicaid** **Children with no Insurance**

We can vaccinate any child with insurance that contracts with our billing program. Please have your insurance card with you when you call for an appointment so we can verify coverage.

Hepatitis A Outbreak

The Indiana State Department of Health is urging Hoosiers to get vaccinated and take other steps to protect themselves from hepatitis A, a highly contagious viral infection of the liver.  Kentucky has more than 300 cases, the majority of which have occurred in the Louisville area.  Indiana, which typically sees fewer than 20 cases of hepatitis cases statewide per year, has confirmed 77 cases since January, many of which are related to an outbreak in southern Indiana.  Symptoms of hepatitis A vary and may include loss of appetite, nausea, fatigue, fever, stomachache, dark urine and light colored stools.  Jaundice may appear a few days after the onset of these symptoms. Individuals can become ill 15 to 50 days after exposure to the virus.  Most people who get hepatitis A feel sick for several weeks, but they usually recover completely and do not have lasting liver damage.  However, hospitalization and, in rare cases death can occur.  Anyone who is exhibiting symptoms of hepatitis A should contact a healthcare provider immediately and refrain from preparing food for others.  Hepatitis A virus is usually spread through feces (stool) of infected people but may also be spread through injection drug use.

For more information on Hepatitis A visit the ISDH website at https://.in.gov/isdh/27791.htm

Hepatitis A Outbreak

The Indiana State Department of Health is urging Hoosiers to get vaccinated and take other steps to protect themselves from hepatitis A, a highly contagious viral infection of the liver.  Kentucky has more than 300 cases, the majority of which have occurred in the Louisville area.  Indiana, which typically sees fewer than 20 cases of hepatitis cases statewide per year, has confirmed 77 cases since January, many of which are related to an outbreak in southern Indiana.  Symptoms of hepatitis A vary and may include loss of appetite, nausea, fatigue, fever, stomachache, dark urine and light colored stools.  Jaundice may appear a few days after the onset of these symptoms. Individuals can become ill 15 to 50 days after exposure to the virus.  Most people who get hepatitis A feel sick for several weeks, but they usually recover completely and do not have lasting liver damage.  However, hospitalization and, in rare cases death can occur.  Anyone who is exhibiting symptoms of hepatitis A should contact a healthcare provider immediately and refrain from preparing food for others.  Hepatitis A virus is usually spread through feces (stool) of infected people but may also be spread through injection drug use.

For more information on Hepatitis A visit the ISDH website at https://.in.gov/isdh/27791.htm