Nov. 30, 2015: The Knox County Health Department is offering flu vaccine every Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon on a walk-in basis. The vaccine is available as a shot for adults, 18 yrs. and older. For children ages 2-18 yrs., the vaccine is available as nasal spray. Children, ages 6 - 24 mos. receive the vaccine as a shot. For more information, contact Community Health Services at 740-399-8009.


Nov. 18, 2015: The Knox County Health Department’s Home Health Division has been recognized for its quality of patient care. The agency is one of five agencies in Ohio to be named a 2015 HHCAHPS Honors recipient. Read full story >>



Nov. 23, 2015; On the Monday before Thanksgiving, Research!America and other health organizations urge Americans to recognize public health professionals who work tirelessly to protect us from illness and injury. Read full story >> 


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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