Oct. 5, 2015: The Knox County Health Department has received a $25,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS) to promote traffic safety awareness. The funding is used to coordinate the Knox County Safe Communities Coalition. The coalition works with local law enforcement and other agencies to educate and promote awareness of traffic safety issues such as seat belt restraint usage, impaired and distracted driving, speed, motorcycle safety, and teen driver safety. Read full story >>


Oct. 5, 2015:  

Despite rainy weather, near 200 people turned out for the annual drive-thru flu shot clinic on Saturday (10/3) . The agency now turns its attention to six community clinics Five of the community clinics are for adults only and there is one clinic for children only. Read full story >>



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Sept. 30, 2015: Despite a wet forecast, the annual drive-thru flu clinic scheduled for Saturday (10/3) from 8-11 a.m. at the Knox County Fairgrounds will go on as scheduled. This marks the 11th year for the drive-thru clinic in which flu shots are given to people while they sit in their vehicles. Read Full story >>


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Sept. 23, 2015 - With outbreaks of measles and mumps in Central Ohio during the past year, it shouldn’t be too surprising that there is now an outbreak of chickenpox. The Knox County Health Department has confirmed an outbreak of chickenpox among an Amish community in the south-eastern portion of the county. Read full story>>


Sept. 21, 2015: Knox County residents can drop off unwanted, unused or unwanted prescription medications with no questions asked on Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pills should be emptied into baggies. No inhalers or injectables will be accepted. This drop off is a collaboration of the Mount Vernon Police Department, the Knox County Health Department and the Knox Substance Abuse Action Team.These events are held regularly to help rid the community of medications that may cause accidental poisoning, be flushed or trashed polluting our waters.

If you can't make it to the event on September 26th, you can drop off pills anytime at the Knox County Sheriff's Office at 11540 Upper Gilchrist Road or the Mount Vernon Police Department at 5 N. Gay Street.

Sept. 4, 2015: The Knox County Health Department will kick-off its schedule of flu shot clinics with its annual drive-thru flu shot clinic The agency will also offer six community clinics. The drive-thru clinic, now in its 11th year, will be held on Sat., Oct. 3 from 8-11 a.m. at the Knox County Fairgrounds. Click here for full story with complete schedule >>


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