June 29, 2016 - It’s been a great summer so far for growing things – especially fruits and vegetables. To get a taste of what is growing locally, the Knox County Health Department begins its mid-week farmer’s market on Tuesday (July 5) from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the agency’s south-side parking lot. Read full story>

 

June 24, 2016: Keep in mind, sunscreen is not meant to allow you or your kids to spend more time in the sun. Sunscreen reduces damage from UV radiation, it doesn’t eliminate it. Not all sun protection comes in a bottle. There are lots of ways to protect your child’s skin all year long. The American Academy of Pediatrics now advises that sunscreen use on babies less than 6 months old is not harmful on small areas of a baby’s skin, such as the face and back of the hands. But your baby’s best defense against sunburn is avoiding the sun or staying in the shade.

Click these links for more information on protection you and your family from the sun.

http://www.cdc.gov/bam/safety/sun.html

https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin/pdf/cycparentsbrochure.pdf

 

July 8, 2016: The Knox County Health Department will provide spraying for mosquitos this week on the following dates and locations:

                       

                                     Tuesday                 July 12                   Mount Vernon West/Northwest

                                     Wednesday            July 13                   Centerburg

                                     Thursday               July14                    Gambier/Martinsburg/Bladensburg

 

 

Spraying will take place after 8 p.m.   Spraying may be delayed or cancelled due to bad weather conditions including rain, wind or low temperature. 

 

For updates or schedule changes, please visit www.knoxhealth.com, facebook.com/knoxhealth or contact the health department at 740- 392-2200, ext. 2222.

 

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 >>

 

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