Current outbreaks – the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Additionally, our trained communicable disease nurses and epidemiologist monitor diseases. As a provider, if you have questions about vaccinations or current outbreaks, call 330-723-9688, option 2.
The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is reaching out to share a letter to providers from the CDC clarifying measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination and assessment of immunity in adult patients. Additionally, ODH is providing attached adult measles vaccination guidance.
Tickborne diseases continue to increase and cause significant morbidity in Ohio. As people spend more time outdoors this time of year, contact with ticks and the risk of contracting tickborne diseases, such as anaplasmosis, babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, Lyme disease, and spotted fever rickettsiosis increases.
The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has declared a statewide community outbreak of hepatitis A after observing an increase in cases linked to certain risk factors since the beginning of 2018. ODH and affected local health departments are investigating these cases.
Need FREE training AND 1 hour CME? Your public health nurses can help!
The Ohio Department of Health and the American Academy of Pediatrics, Ohio Chapter, have partnered with health departments to provide FREE training to you and your staff. I would love to come provide this opportunity to you and your staff. The following trainings take about one hour and you can earn one hour of continuing medical education credit for some of the trainings.
The following FREE trainings are available:
- MOBI (Maximizing Office Based Immunizations) – A one hour training, including one hour of continuing medical education credit, focusing on pediatric immunizations and best practices.
- TIES (Teen Immunization Education Session) – A one hour training, including one hour of continuing medical education credit, focusing on adolescent immunizations and best practices.
- IQIP (Immunization Quality Improvement for Providers) is a quality improvement program designed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with the purpose to increase vaccine uptake among child and adolescent patients. The Ohio IQIP program is administered locally by the Medina County Health Department, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Call Amy Lesak, BSN, RN at 330-723-9688, ext 625 to schedule today before available spots are taken.