Clinical Services News and Alerts
Jefferson County Health Department will be administering vaccines at our office on two Thursdays in May – the 17th and the 24th – from 1:00-7:00pm. No appointment needed, just walk in!
West Virginia requires that all 7th-graders show proof of Tdap and meningococcal vaccination, and 12th-graders show proof of a second meningococcal vaccination.
As we get closer to the start of the new school year fewer appointments will be available at clinics, doctors’ offices, and the health department. If your child doesn’t get the required shots in time, they won’t be allowed to attend school! Don’t wait, vaccinate!
Parents MUST bring:
• Up-to-date shot record— If you don’t have a copy check with your child’s pediatrician, the last medical office where they received shots, or their school.
• Health Insurance card(s)— Any and all insurance information including Medicaid. Uninsured patients under 19 are covered by the Vaccines for Children Program.
• Your driver’s license (or other proof of identity and address)
Free Naloxone Training Monday April 23, 2018 at 6:00pm
Naloxone (Narcan, Evzio) is a medication designed to rapidly reverse opioid overdose. It is an opioid antagonist—meaning that it binds to opioid receptors and can reverse and block the effects of other opioids. It can very quickly restore normal respiration to a person whose breathing has slowed or stopped as a result of overdosing with heroin or prescription pain medications.
Participants will learn how to administer life-saving medicine to an overdose victim. Everyone attending will get a free naloxone rescue kit. Please register on our Facebook page or by calling 304-728-8416.
Surgeon General’s Advisory on Naloxone and Opioid Overdose
I, Surgeon General of the United States Public Health Service, VADM Jerome Adams, am emphasizing the importance of the overdose-reversing drug naloxone. For patients currently taking high doses of opioids as prescribed for pain, individuals misusing prescription opioids, individuals using illicit opioids such as heroin or fentanyl, health care practitioners, family and friends of people who have an opioid use disorder, and community members who come into contact with people at risk for opioid overdose, knowing how to use naloxone and keeping it within reach can save a life.
On Wednesday, December 13, 2017 we will be hosting a free naloxone training event at 6:00pm. All participants will be trained to administer this life-saving medication in the event of an opioid overdose and will receive a free naloxone rescue kit. Please register on Facebook or by calling 304-728-8416.
Thursday 10/5/17, 9:00AM-3:00PM
The Jefferson County Health Department is being inundated with an increased number of phone calls for students who have missed the deadline to get required immunizations. In light of this, we have decided to allow walk-ins this Thursday, October 5th, from 9:00am-3:00pm. We are already booked with appointments, so walk-ins can expect a wait, but we will do our best to move everyone through as quickly as possible. This will be the last walk-in clinic this season, so please help spread the word!
Patients MUST bring their current shot record and insurance card (uninsured and underinsured patients under 19 years old are covered under the Vaccines for Children Program). Patients under 18 must be accompanied by their parent or guardian, or responsible person over 18 with a permission note from the parent or guardian.
We will be administering free flu shots on the following dates:
10/03/2017, 5:00-7:00pm at Blue Ridge Elementary
10/04/2017, 5:00-7:00pm at Ranson Elementary
10/11/2017, 5:00-7:00pm at North Jefferson Elementary
No residency restrictions. Vaccines offered at this events are for adults and children 3 years and older. Available while supplies last. For more information please call our office at 304-728-8416 between 8:30am and 4:30pm Monday through Friday.
What do I need to bring?
Just yourself! And a parent or guardian if you’re under 18. There are no residency restrictions (no ID needed) and the shots are free, so we won’t need your insurance information either. To save time you can fill out our flu shot form here.
What if I can’t make it to one of your free flu shot clinics?
We do walk-in flu shots on Mondays from 9:00-11:00am, and Fridays from 9:00-11:00am & 1:00-3:00pm. You’ll need to bring your insurance card and photo ID. Uninsured children 18 and under can get a free flu shot through the Vaccines for Children Program. Uninsured adults will have to pay for their flu shot once our free supply is used up.
The Center for Disease Control recommends that everyone 6 months and older get a yearly flu shot by the end of October. Starting today we will be taking walk-ins for flu shots on Mondays from 9:00 – 11:00 AM and Fridays from 9:00 – 11:00 AM & 1:00 – 3:00 PM. If you need other immunizations such as pneumonia or tetanus please schedule an appointment by calling 304-728-8416. For more information about flu vaccines visit https://www.cdc.gov/flu/consumer/vaccinations.htm
Fluarix (3 years and older) – $25 – This shot is administered into the muscle and may cause some soreness.
Intradermal (18-64 years) – $25 – This shot is administered just under the outer layer of skin and may cause slight redness and/or itchiness around the injection site.
High Dose (65 years and older) – $55 – This vaccine may have a higher efficacy rate in those over 65 years old.
Pediatric/Infant (6-35 months) – $25 – This shot is administered into the muscle and may cause some soreness.
Prices listed are for self- pay patients. Costs may vary based on health insurance coverage.
Free Flu Shots
Saturday, September 9, 2017
10:00am – 12:00pm
Jefferson High School Auxiliary Gym
As part of a regional threat preparedness exercise, your local health department will be offering free flu vaccines at the above time and place – check back for more clinic dates and times as we get closer to flu season . The vaccines at this walk-in clinic are for adults and children 36 months and older. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The Center for Disease Control recommends that everyone 6 months or older gets a yearly flu vaccine before the end of October. Protect yourself and the ones you love – don’t wait, vaccinate!
Three things you should know:
- Jefferson County Schools’ first day is August 21, 2017.
- West Virginia requires that all 7th-graders show proof of Tdap and meningococcal vaccination, and 12th-graders show proof of a second meningococcal vaccination.
- JCHD is committed to ensuring all students in Jefferson County have the opportunity to get the necessary shots before school, and to minimizing the number of missed school days for any students who are sent home due to missing vaccinations.
We will have walk-in vaccination clinics at the health department between 9:00AM and 7:00PM on August 10, 17,and 24, 2017. Patients who pre-register by submitting their shot records, insurance information, and completed forms at least one week prior to the clinic will have shorter wait times.
What do I need to bring?
Your child’s shot record and insurance card, and parent or guardian’s photo ID. Patients under 18 years of age MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian OR responsible person over 18 with a note from the parent or guardian.
What if my child doesn’t have health insurance / our insurance doesn’t cover vaccines?
West Virginia provides free vaccines for uninsured and underinsured children through the Vaccines for Children Program.
Does my health insurance plan cover _______ vaccine?
It is the policy holder’s responsibility to know their coverage plan. We suggest you call your insurance company at the number on the back of your insurance card.
Will you offer any other vaccines besides Tdap and meningococcal on walk-in days?
Yes, we will be able to give your child any vaccines they need for school, as well as CDC recommended vaccines like HPV and Meningococcal B.
I think my child’s immunizations are up-to-date, but I’m not sure. Can you check for me?
Yes, send us their shot record – our nursing staff will review it and contact you about any shots that are required or recommended.
Can I make an appointment instead of coming to the walk-in clinic?
Yes, but our appointment book is filling up fast. Call 304-728-8416 and ask for the clinical office.
As of 7/28/17 there are no more appointments available before school starts.
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