Stories tagged with: vaccination

December 19, 2014 - 5:34pm
22 weeks 5 days ago

The Ohio Department of Health reports a 16-year-old boy from Licking County has died from the influenza virus.

This is the second confirmed pediatric death in the state this month.

Since last week, there have been 529 new confirmed influenza associated hospitalizations in Ohio. That brings the total to 985 since flu season began in October.

Ohio Department of Health Officials say getting the flu vaccine is the safest and most effective way to prevent the flu.


October 6, 2014 - 4:01pm
33 weeks 2 days 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 4, 2010 - 1:15pm
4 years 33 weeks ago

Local health officials want to extend the seasonal flu vaccine to as many Muskingum County residents as possible.

So, in addition to being able to get your vaccination at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. this year, three additional locations will be added to the list. A walk-in clinic will be held at the OU-Z/Zane State Campus from 11 to 3. A second drive-thru clinic will be held at the Dresden Fire Department from 1-5, and a student and faculty-only clinic will...

January 12, 2010 - 8:38pm
5 years 19 weeks ago

This week is National Influenza Vaccination Week, just in time for the third projected wave of the H1N1 flu pandemic.

Dr. Vicki Whitacre of the Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department says flu pandemics tend to have several waves.

"Usually when you have pandemics, which H1N1 is considered to be, you will have three waves," she said. "We've had two and we're expecting the third in a month or two. "The first one started in the late spring...

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