May 3, 2016: To help control the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases in Ohio, certain immunizations are required for children who attend school. Starting this fall, students entering the seventh and twelfth grades will also be required to receive the meningitis vaccine. Read full story ..

 

May 3, 2016: The Knox County Health Department has contracted with Knox Community Hospital for provision of medical services in its community health clinic. Jackie Neighbarger, a certified nurse practitioner, started seeing patients earlier this month and will be at the health department every Wednesday from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Read full story >> 

 

April 20, 2016: The Knox County Health Department and Knox County Humane Society will sponsor a rabies immunization clinic on May 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the garage located behind the health department, 11660 Upper Gilchrist Rd. 

The clinic is for dogs, cats and ferrets. Rabies vaccination is recommended for all pets, including those kept inside. Read full story >>

 

April 20, 2016: Several local agencies are again joining forces with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to gather and dispose of expired, unwanted or unused medications. The spring roundup will be held Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in four different locations in Knox County. Read full story >> 

 

March 16, 2016: Thanks to El Niño, Ohio’s winter weather was full of ups and downs: low snowfall amounts; warmer-than-usual temperatures; and a few blasts of artic air in between. One thing that is consistent about Ohio’s weather is its inconsistencies. Learn and understand the different types of weather hazards that occur in Ohio. Know how severe weather could impact your household, your job, your community. Ohio’s springtime hazards include tornadoes, thunderstorms, floods, and even snowstorms through early spring. Visit www.weathersafety.ohio.gov to view current weather in Ohio, and to review severe weather safety and preparedness information.

 

April 20, 2016: The Knox County Health Department is once again hosting a Healthy Happy Hour in recognition of National Women’s Health Week. This year’s event will be held Tues., May 10, from 5 – 7:30 p.m. at Allison’s Finer Diner located at the corner of Coshocton and Upper Gilchrist roads. Read Full Story >>

Panel of local women featured

at Women’s Health Week event

 

The Knox County Health Department is once again hosting a Healthy Happy Hour in recognition of National Women’s Health Week. This year’s event will be held Tues., May 10, from 5 – 7:30 p.m. at Allison’s Finer Diner located at the corner of Coshocton and Upper Gilchrist roads.

 

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