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 IMMUNIZATION CLINICS

1st Tuesday of every month:  Lawrence County Health Dept. 9-11 a.m., 1-3 p.m.

1st Thursday of every month:  Early Childhood Center from 1-3 p.m.

3rd Thursday of every month:  Chesapeake WIC Office 1-3 p.m.

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July 29, 2014
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There are many emergencies, natural or man-made, that can occur.  The following links, from the Ohio Department of Health and CDC, give tips on preparing for and recovering from these emergencies.  Please check again as we will soon be adding others.
 
 

Preventing carbon monoxide poisoning after an emergency

 The American Red Cross has an emergency hurricane app for smart phones (available for free on iTunes or Google Play). It will list emergency shelters, real-time weather reports, and even has a button to update status on FB and Twitter so family/friends know you're safe.  You can get the app via your phone's app store, or by calling call "**REDCROSS" (**73327677) from your smart phone.

What you need to know when the power goes out unexpectedly
Preventing carbon monoxide poisoning after an emergency

Are YOU prepared for an emergency?

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   There are many emergencies, natural or man-made, that can occur. 

The following links, from the Ohio Department of Health and CDC, give tips

on preparing for and recovering from these emergencies. 

Please check again as we will soon be adding others.

 Emergency Preparedness

Flood Safety

Heat Safety

Winter Weather

Get A Kit,    Make A Plan, Be Prepared. emergency.cdc.gov

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 2, 2014

Contact: Office of Public Affairs 614.644.8562

Tips for a Healthy, Safe July Fourth Holiday Weekend

COLUMBUS – As Ohioans make plans to celebrate the July Fourth holiday weekend, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) offers several tips for ensuring a healthy, safe celebration by taking a few precautions regarding fireworks, food-borne and water-borne illnesses, mosquitoes and measles.

"If you’re planning to go to a fireworks display, a cookout, a swimming party, camping or traveling, there are some simple precautions you can take to help keep your family healthy and safe," said ODH State Epidemiologist Dr. Mary DiOrio.

 Ohio law permits the use of sparklers and other types of novelties. Sparklers can burn at more than 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit and should be used with caution.

 Cook food to the right temperature.

 Refrigerate uneaten food promptly.

 Wash/rinse fruits and vegetables unless you can peel them yourself.

 Drink beverages that are bottled and have a seal that is unbroken.

 Wash your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

 Bugs (including mosquitoes, ticks and some flies) can spread a number of diseases. Use insect repellent.

 Shower with soap before and after you swim.

 Ohio’s continuing measles outbreak is the largest in the U.S. since 1994. Parents with infants too young to be vaccinated with the mumps-measles-rubella (MMR) vaccine should consider not traveling with them to areas where measles outbreaks are occurring. Contracting measles is especially serious for infants younger than one year of age.

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Rabies is a viral disease that affects mammals and people.  It is almost always fatal.  The rabies virus is found in the saliva of affected animals, most often raccoons, skunks, and bats.  Animal bites are the most common routes of exposure.

While not common in Lawrence County, it is important to take precaution.  To protect your family against this still deadly disease:

  • Avoid contact with wild animals and animals you do not know
  • Vaccinate your pets against rabies and keep their shots current
  • If bitten, call your doctor
  • If your pet comes in contact with a wild animal, call your veterinarian
  • All potential rabies exposures should be reported to your local health department
  • It is illegal in Ohio to live trap, move, and release raccoons as this can lead to the spread of rabies across the state.
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Lawrence County Health Department
2122 So. 8th Street Ironton, OH 45638
Phone 740-532-3962 ● Fax 740-532-1014
Email: lawrcohd@odh.ohio.gov
Hours of Operation: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Lunch is 12-1 p.m. 

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The Emergency Response Coordinator has worked in cooperation with the Regional Coordinator and Emergency Response Coordinators from nine other counties to form our Emergency Response Plan. 

Please click here to access the plan.  After reviewing it, please email any comments or feedback to lawrcohd@odh.ohio.gov.  We value your opinion, and any questions will be answered in a timely manner.  Thank you for any suggestions you may have.

 

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The Lawrence County MRC is currently recruiting volunteers, with or without medical backgrounds, to assist in a variety of activities.  For more information, please call Debbie at 740-532-3962, or click the star. 

                                                                          

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