The Wayne County Health Department is warning of the potential for measles cases in our county. There are 13 reported cases of measles in Ohio in the last month. Several suspect cases have been reported this week to Knox County Health Department and the Richland County Health Department, and are currently being investigated. We hope that by being proactive in our surveillance we can avert an outbreak in our county.
On January 16, 2014 the Centers for Disease Control announced a shortage of the yellow fever vaccine in the United States. This has resulted in our health department being limited to ordering only 10 doses of yellow fever vaccine once every 150 days.
Effective April 3, 2014 yellow fever vaccine will be available as follows:
1. Wayne County residents only.
2. Those traveling to Africa or French Guiana only on a first come first served basis.
If you are in need of the yellow fever vaccine, please go to the CDC website for a list of Authorized U.S. Yellow Fever Vaccine Centers. The list can be found at www.cdc.gov/yellowfever/links/ . If you have any questions please call the Wayne County Health Department and ask to speak with a Travel Nurse.
To safeguard the health of Wayne County residents by promoting healthy lifestyles, protecting against environmental hazards, and preventing and monitoring communicable diseases.