Stories tagged with: Health Department

April 21, 2010 - 5:55pm
5 years 15 weeks ago

Parents who have children entering kindergarten or the 7th grade need to be aware of some new vaccination requirements.

Kindergartners need a second chicken pox vaccine while students going into 7th grade need a second DTAP shot.

"By the time they reach junior high age, their immunity becomes weaker for pertussis. So, this is the time that they're vulnerable, and it's an important time to produce their immunity, " says Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department...

April 10, 2010 - 7:40pm
5 years 16 weeks ago

One local enitity is working to protect and promote health within the community.

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department says there's two big issues locals are facing: obesity and smoking.

So, it has been asking people, including its employees, to make one positive health change this week.

"Whether it's eat an extra fruit or vegetable a day, take the stairs, or go to your doctor for a check-up, " says Public Information Officer, Jennifer Heistand.


February 4, 2010 - 12:49pm
5 years 25 weeks ago

Getting a quick jolt of energy from an energy drink is a growing trend.

Now retailers are selling energy drinks with alcohol in them and one local health expert says that's a dangerous combination.

"If you load your body with a large amount of stimulates that are in energy drinks and a large amount of alcohol which is a depressant that could cause heart failure or lung failure or even death," Gloria Kieffer the Director of Nursing at the Health Department...

December 14, 2009 - 12:53pm
5 years 33 weeks ago

The line was out the door most of the day at the Rambo Memorial Health Center for people wanting to get the H1N1 vaccine.

As of today anyone can get the the swine flu vaccine and the Rambo Memorial was packed with people trying to stay protected from the virus.

"I'm filling syringes, we're just so inundated with people that I've been vaccinating this morning and we're running out as far as what's drawn up so I'm drawing up vaccines so we can keep the line going,...

October 23, 2009 - 8:48pm
5 years 40 weeks ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department also will be holding an H1N1 vaccination clinic next Monday.

It will be held at the Health Department on 7th Street from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Health Commissioner Corey Hamilton says it has about 500 doses of the H1N1 vaccine available for at-risk groups.

These at-risk groups include people who live or provide care to children under the age of six-months and healthy pre-school children, ages two to five.

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October 8, 2009 - 5:10pm
5 years 42 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.

October 5, 2009 - 6:05pm
5 years 43 weeks ago

The first shipments of the H1N1 vaccine will soon arrive in Muskingum County, but it won't be in the form of an injection.

"We've actually been notified that we will see a very small shipment of H1N1 flu mist sometime next week, " says Health Commissioner, Corey Hamilton.

The shipment will include about 15 hundred doses of the nasal spray.

Hamilton says more regular shipments that include both the nasal spray and the injection will arrive toward the end of October...

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