Stories tagged with: Immunizations

August 6, 2015 - 5:35pm
3 weeks 6 days ago

Back to school is right around the corner, meaning it's time for child immunizations.

Ohio state law requires children to be up-to-date on vaccinations to help prevent infectious diseases and reduce spread. Registered Public Health Nurse, Jamie Heinzman, said the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department will be running back to school clinic hours mid-August through early September.

"It's important to have those up-to-date, because in school they're sharing a lot of...

August 6, 2014 - 4:50pm
1 year 3 weeks ago

You can help give your baby a healthier start to life even before they are born with immunizations.

August is national Immunization Awareness Month and this week focuses on getting your baby off to a healthy start. Infant vaccinations can help protect your child from fourteen diseases. Jamie Heinzman, the immunization coordinator at the Zanesville-Muskigum County Health Department explained that not all immunizations are administered after a child is born, but some, such as...

June 30, 2014 - 4:51pm
1 year 9 weeks ago

It may only be the end of June, but the kids will be heading off to school before we know it.

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department wants to remind parents about the immunization requirements in the state. They say it's important to be vaccinated not only for the child's health, but also for their ability to attend school.

"Ohio does require that children have certain shots before they can enter school," said Immunization Coordinator Jamie Heinzman....

November 7, 2013 - 6:31pm
1 year 42 weeks ago

Health officials are urging parents to continue to get their children vaccinated.

Public Health Nurse and Immunization Coordinator at the Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department, Jamie Heinzman says that many diseases are now preventable through vaccinations that weren't available in the past.

"We have diseases that we have ways to treat them before kids are ever exposed to them," said Heinzman. Most of us can remember a lot of them including myself I had...

April 27, 2011 - 5:48pm
4 years 18 weeks ago

It's National Infant Immunization Week and local officials want to raise awareness in the community.

Dr. Vicki Whitacre with the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department said it's extremely important infants and young children receive the required shots and also be assessed by their family's physician.

"It's very important for you to go for your shots to get that immunity so you don't lose a child from a preventable disease and also so their milestones of their...

August 2, 2010 - 5:59pm
5 years 4 weeks ago

The countdown is beginning to the start of school. With less than a month away for most districts, kids need to have their updated vaccinations, especially those heading into kindergarten and 7th grade.

The state recently required that kindergartners receive a second chicken pox shot and 7th graders receive an second DTAP shot...otherwise, they will not be allowed to advance to that grade.

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department is offering child immunization clinics....

April 26, 2010 - 5:42pm
5 years 18 weeks ago

Thousands of children become sick every year from diseases that could have been prevented by getting recommended vaccinations.

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department wants to spread the word during National Infant Immunization Week.

"They are especially vulnerable to diseases and viruses at a young age because once the maternal antibodies are not there, then they're even at more risk if they're exposed to the diseases, to actually come down with those, " says...

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