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News 2018-09-18T20:01:44+00:00

Medina County Medical Reserve Corps Training is scheduled for October 18th!

By | September 19th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Join us for a FREE introductory training to learn all about the Medina County Medical Reserve Corps program and how you can have a role in helping your community. This training is open to new and interested volunteers and to those who never completed the introductory class. The training is [...]

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Severe weather and flood safety September 8 – 9, 2018

By | September 7th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Severe Weather Outlook Saturday, September 8, 2018| Excessive Rainfall Outlook Sunday, September 9, 2018| Excessive Rainfall Outlook Forecast The National Weather Service forecasts thunderstorms and heavy rainfall on Saturday afternoon. Heavy rainfall will overspread the region Saturday night and continue into Sunday. Rainfall is anticipated to decrease in coverage [...]

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Summer Safety Resources

By | July 26th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Make Summer Safe for Kids: Water safety, sun safety, mosquitoes, and injury prevention tips Heat Stroke: Never leave a child in a hot car Car Seat Safety: Always buckle up Playground Safety: Keep kids safe while playing outside Heads Up: Concussion safety Summer Events: Food safety at fairs and other celebrations Animal Safety: Safety [...]

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Best Practices for HPV Cancer Prevention

By | July 26th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

You Are the Key: Best Practices for HPV Cancer Prevention Tuesday, June 12, 2018 2:00:00 PM EDT – 3:00:00 PM EDT Low HPV vaccination rates are leaving boys and girls vulnerable to devastating HPV cancers. Have you been making an effective HPV vaccination recommendation for kids 11 and 12 years [...]

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Travelers Health

By | July 26th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Vaccines or prophylactic drugs are available to protect against some vectorborne diseases such as yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, and malaria; however, travel health practitioners should advise travelers to use repellents and other general protective measures against biting arthropods. The effectiveness of malaria prophylaxis is variable, depending on patterns of drug [...]

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We will provide tick ID for Medina County residents!

By | July 26th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

 The Medina County Health Department (MCHD) will provide tick identification for residents of Medina County for ticks that were found on or attached to humans only.  Once the tick species is identified, we can advise what diseases are associated with that particular tick. Testing of the ticks for the presence of [...]

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WIC Income Guidelines

By | July 26th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Medina County Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program can help families to be healthy. Family households at or below 185 percent of the federal poverty level can receive nutrition education, breastfeeding education and supports, supplemental foods, and referrals to other community resources. For more detailed information about the Medina County [...]

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Children with Medical Handicaps (CMH)

By | July 26th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

CMH (formerly BCMH) is a program that helps children with special healthcare needs by providing a safety net and may assist with obtaining payment for approved services by approved providers. Children who are Ohio residents from birth to age 21 are eligible for the program. The Diagnostic program lasts for [...]

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Pink Book Webinar Series

By | July 26th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

This online series of 15 webinars provides an overview of the principles of vaccination, general recommendations, immunization strategies for providers, and specific information about vaccine-preventable diseases and the vaccines that prevent them. Each one-hour webinar explores a chapter from the 13th edition of “Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases,” also [...]

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Back to School Immunizations

By | July 16th, 2018|Categories: Healthcare Provider News June 2018|

We know that the school year just ended, but we are already looking to immunization needs for the 2018-2019 school year! The Medina County Health Department has clinics scheduled and designated for each school district in Medina County. Call Jeannie Bunch, at 330-723-9688, extension 630. We can also offer vaccinations [...]

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MOBI, TIES, AFIX, and IMPACT SIIS – Oh My

By | July 16th, 2018|Categories: Healthcare Provider News June 2018|

Amy Lesak, BSN, RN, will again be contacting your offices beginning in July to offer the MOBI (Maximizing Office Based Immunization), TIES (Teen Immunization Education Session), AFIX (Assessment Feedback Incentive and Exchange, assessment of your practice’s immunization rates), and/or IMPACT SIIS training. These trainings are a great way for [...]

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Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

By | July 16th, 2018|Categories: Healthcare Provider News June 2018|

Pertussis (whooping cough) can cause serious illness in babies, children, teens, and adults. Symptoms of pertussis usually develop within 5 to 10 days after you are exposed. Sometimes pertussis symptoms do not develop for as long as 3 weeks. The disease usually starts with cold-like symptoms and maybe a mild [...]

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