Stories tagged with: flu shot

October 8, 2015 - 4:52pm
41 weeks 1 day ago

Around 2,000 Muskingum County residents are now better protected from the flu virus.

Local healthcare providers and other sponsors came together to make it easier and faster for you to get your vaccination. The Health Department administered around 2,000 flu shots, for free, to Muskingum County residents who didn't even have to leave their vehicles.

Although there are other preventative measures to protect yourself from the flu, Public Health Nurse, Jamie Heinzman, said the...

October 7, 2015 - 3:50pm
41 weeks 2 days ago

As flu season approaches, the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department is doing its part to help prevent the spread.

The department's annual flu shot clinic and drive-thru is Thursday at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds. This year, the department is providing more than 2,000 flu shots for those seeking vaccination for the virus. Medical Director, Dr. Vicki Whitacre, said this year's vaccine protects against four different strains of the flu.

"Don't forget to bring your...

September 15, 2015 - 3:35pm
44 weeks 3 days ago

Summer is winding down and fall is knocking at our doorstep. This means that flu season is right around the corner.

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department is preparing for their annual flu-shot drive-through. Immunization Coordinator for the Health Department, Jamie Heinzman told us the event is more than just preparing the community for the flu season.

"The biggest thing is it's for our emergency preparedness." Explained Heinzman, "So it's to test our...

December 5, 2014 - 6:47pm
1 year 32 weeks ago

Many of you may have already had your flu shot, and while this lowers your chances of getting certain strains of the flu one mutated strain could still cause you problems this season.

Public Health Nurse Jamie Heinzman with the Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department informed us that the influenza strain A- H3N2 has drifted.

"So what they're finding out now, is that one of the A strains the H3N2 has drifted, so it has had some genetic changes in it that's not...

October 9, 2014 - 3:20pm
1 year 41 weeks ago

 The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department and other area partners held a flu shot clinic Thursday.

The event began at 8:30AM and was held at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds. 2,200 flu shots were available to the public. Director of Nursing, Carol Howdyshell says the vaccine helps you prepare for the flu season.

"The flu shot is incredibly important to prevent that spread of disease from getting that disease. If somebody does happen to get the flu, it shouldn't...

October 6, 2014 - 4:01pm
1 year 41 weeks ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department will be sponsoring a flu shot clinic.

The clinic will take place at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds this Thursday, October 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or until supplies run out. The flu vaccination will immunize you against four strands of the flu. Epidemiologist Kristen Baker said that the flu can lead to many complications.

"It can cause a lot of respiratory complications, it can lead to pneumonia, it can also cause...

October 2, 2014 - 8:16pm
1 year 42 weeks ago

The fight against the flu took place in New Lexington Thursday.

The Perry County Health Department held a drive thru flu clinic at the fairgrounds. It started at 8:00AM Thursday morning and ran until 6:00PM that same day. Angela Derolph, Perry Co. Health Commissioner said,

"I would just like to remind people to get their flu shot. It's the best way to prevent getting the flu. But of course be sure if you are sick to stay home. Wash your hands frequently. But most importantly...

December 30, 2013 - 6:38pm
2 years 29 weeks ago

Flu activity is on the rise in Ohio and the Ohio Department of Health is encouraging people to get vaccinated.

The Medical Director of the Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department Dr. Vicki Whitacre says that flu cases are popping up in Northern Ohio and they are likely to spread to our area in the following weeks. People who have not received vaccinations still have time to get their flu shot.

"No it's not too late. The more people who get immunized the less it will be...

October 8, 2009 - 5:10pm
6 years 41 weeks ago

Record crowds swarmed the Muskingum County fairgrounds today to get free seasonal flu shots.

But the free clinic ran out of flu shots around four this afternoon, three hours before the clinic was scheduled to close.

"The clinic has ordered about 13,000 flu shots so if the flu shots we have here today are gone by the end of the day, we will have given 13,000 flu shots in 5 days," says Crystal Bebout the Executive Director at Rambo Memorial Health Center.

September 29, 2009 - 4:31pm
6 years 42 weeks ago

Muskingum County residents planning to get their seasonal flu shot down at the fairgrounds on Thursday will have to wait another week.

According to Rambo Health Center Executive Director Crystal Bebout, the companies the center ordered the vaccines from set an initial delivery date of August 28.

"Because of that early date and because of the H1N1 outbreak, we decided to start our immunization earlier this year," said Bebout. "We recieved two of the manufacturers...

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