Please click below for newly released information about the Enterovirus D68. You may also follow this link for more information. http://cdc.gov/non-polio-enterovirus/about/ev-d68.html
The Ohio Department of Health has revised the immunization requirements for school attendance.
In addition to all previously required immunizations, students entering the 7th grade will now be required to have the following immunizations:
1. One booster dose of Tdap vaccine
2. One dose of meningococcal vaccine
In addition to all previously required immunizations, students entering the 12th grade will now be required to have one dose of the meningococcal vaccine, given on or after the student's 16th birthday.If they have received a dose of the menningococcal vaccine before the age of 16, they are required to get a second dose.
Parents must provide the school with their child's updated immunization record before the beginning of the school year. As per Ohio Revised Code, students may not attend school until this requirement is met. Please send this documentation to the school nurse as soon as possible.
If you have any questions or concerns contact Nurse Robbin at 423-3010
Where Can I Get My Child's Shots?
Belpre City Health Department:
715 Park Drive
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
There are new requirements for children entering Kindergarten, 7th and 12th grade. Make sure your child is up-to-date with their school shots. Anyone can attend this clinic, regardless of what city or state you reside in. There is a $10.00 fee for each shot or the Ohio Medical Card is accepted. No one will be turned away due to inability to pay. Please bring your child's immunization record. No appointment is necessary. Please call 740-423-7592 for further information.
Marietta City Health Department: 740-373-0611
Mondays 8:00 - 4:00 The 1st Monday of the Month 8:00 - 6:30
Washington County Health Department: 740-374-2782
Wednesdays 1:00 - 6:00 and Fridays 9:00 - 4:00
What should I do if my child gets head lice?
Be proactive and check for lice often during the school year.
If one child has lice, check the hair of everyone else in your house.
Lice can live on any person’s head …regardless of age, income, social status, or cleanliness.
Lice are passed from direct personal contact (head-to-head contact or combs, hats, or coats). Talk to your child about prevention.
Click on Head Lice below for more information.
Remember to wash your hands and wash them often!
If you have the flu, stay home, follow your doctor's recommendations, and prevent the spread of the flu. If you don't have the flu, it's not too late to get a flu shot! Everyone 6 months of age and older should get the flu vaccine.
The Health Department still has flu vaccines available this year. Cost for vaccines are $10 for children, $25 for adults. Medicare part B and HMO plans, Medicaid and Medicaid HMOs, cash personal checks and credit cards accepted. No one will be turned away for inability to pay.