Protecting General Health
Currently our Health Department only offers flu, pneumonia, and tetanus (Tdap or Td) for anyone over the age of 18. However, if you are a local business and would like to order vaccinations for your employees, such as Hepatitis A or B, or flu, please contact our office directly at (304)372-2634.
Weekly and/or monthly prescribed injections can be given free of charge with an order from your provider. Patients are responsible for obtaining and providing the medication and prescription. Insulin and allergy shots will not be given.
Immunizations are given any time of the week a nurse is available, Monday thru Friday 8am - 3:30pm. Please call for nurse availability.
Are you or your employees at risk for Hepatitis B, seasonal flu or Hepatitis A? The Jackson County Health Department offers an occupational immunization program for employers. Based upon Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations, we will vaccinate your employees against the diseases they may be exposed to on-the-job.
This, in turn, decreases your risk as an employer. We simply bill you for the cost of the vaccine and supplies that is needed and administer the vaccine to the employees as a community service.
Vaccine Information Statement (VIS)
As required under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (42 U.S.C. §300aa-26), all health care providers in the United States who administer, to any child or adult, any vaccine shall, prior to administration of each dose of the vaccine, provide a copy to the parent or legal representative of any child to whom the provider intends to administer such vaccine, or to any adult to whom the provider intends to administer such vaccine.
Below are the current VIS’s for each vaccine. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/index.html
Each year, new strains of influenza emerge. That is why flu vaccinations are needed yearly. The Jackson County Health Department typically holds flu clinics starting in October through December to protect the citizens of our county.
Clinic dates are posted as soon as flu vaccine is received. The flu vaccine is available for West Virginia residents who are 6 months and older. Please note your insurance company may be billed.
For information regarding the 2014-2015 influenza season please visit: www.cdc.gov/flu/about/season/index.htm
International Travel Immunizations
While travel to destinations beyond North America and Europe is common, so are serious health risks- especially where sanitation and medical conditions are poor.
Diseases such as tetanus, diphtheria, hepatitis, typhoid, yellow fever and malaria pose threats to the unvaccinated traveler.
Each traveler’s immunization requirements and risk of disease exposure are unique depending on several different factors which include:
- Current Health status
- Length of time in foreign country
- Purpose of travel
- Type of accommodations
- Food and water sources
Please keep in mind that some immunizations schedules may require more than one dose of the vaccine and this could take up to six months.
For information regarding immunizations that may be recommended or require please visit: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel or you may contact the health department below that offer International travel immunizations.