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Flu Shots for the 2019-2020 Flu Season

Flu shots will be available by appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting in October. Call 304-728-8416 to set up your appointment (please have your insurance information ready when you call). Uninsured children 18 years old or younger can receive free flu shots through the Vaccines for Children Program.

We are also in the process of planning several community events to offer free flu shots on a first-come first-served basis, so check back here for dates and times.

Reminder – Back-to-School Shots

Just 4 weeks until school starts! Our appointment book is filling up quickly, so if your child needs any vaccines before the start of the school year call us today to schedule an appointment.*

How do I know if my child needs any shots?
You may have received a notification from their school, or you can check the state requirements. You can also fax or email us a copy of their shot record for our nurses to review.

I can’t find my child’s shot record. Can you look it up for me?
We have access to West Virginia Statewide Immunization Information System, but that doesn’t guarantee that your child’s healthcare provider uses that system, or that any records found there are complete. We ask parents to check with their child’s current and previous pediatricians as well as any schools they attended to find the most up-to-date copy of their shot record.

What if my child doesn’t have health insurance or our plan doesn’t cover immunizations?
Uninsured and underinsured children age 18 and under may qualify for low-cost services through the West Virginia Vaccines for Children Program.

 

*New patients will need to submit shot records and insurance information for review and verification before scheduling.

Extra Appointments for Jefferson County Students

In light of the number of students who are still non-compliant with getting their required school shots, we will be opening up Monday mornings, for 7th and 12th grade required shot appointments. We will still require shot records and insurance information in advance (fax to 304-728-3319 or email to JeffersonLHD@wv.gov). Call 304-728-8416 to schedule an appointment, and be sure to mention that your child is a Jefferson County Schools student who needs required shots to continue attending school.

Free Flu Shots 2018

We will be offering free flu shots at the times and locations below. The Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization recommend that everyone gets a yearly seasonal flu shot. Don’t wait, vaccinate!

Thursday, October 18, 2018
6:00 – 7:30 PM
North Jefferson Elementary School, 6996 Charles Town Road, Kearneysville

Thursday, October 25, 2018
6:00 – 7:30 PM

Blue Ridge Elementary School, 18866 Charles Town Road, Harpers Ferry
Saturday, October 27, 2018
10:00 AM – noon
Jefferson High School, 4141 Flowing Springs Road, Shenandoah Junction

Thursday, November 1, 2018
6:00 – 7:30 PM

Ranson Elementary School, 600 N Preston Street, Ranson

No residency restrictions. Available while supplies last. Vaccines offered at this event are for adults and children 3 years and older. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Flu Shots Are Now Available!

Flu shots are now available at the health department, including high dose for seniors 65 and older. To schedule an appointment call 304-728-8416 and select option 3. We are also in the process of planning several events to offer free flu shots, so check back here for dates and times.

We will not be able to bill health insurance for flu shots this year, but we can provide you with a receipt if you’d like to submit a claim yourself. Regular and pediatric doses cost $25 and high dose costs $55. We have a limited number of free flu shots for children and adults who are unable to pay, have no insurance, insurance that does not cover flu shots, or West Virginia Medicaid.

Back-to-School Shots 8-16-2018 1:00-7:00PM

On Thursday, August 16, 2018 we will have a special walk-in clinic for Back-to-School shots from 1:00-7:00PM. This will be the last chance for students to get vaccinated before school starts on Monday 8/20, so please help us spread the word!

All patients MUST bring:

  1. Current shot records* (check with the last doctor’s office where they got shots or school)
  2. Insurance cards (uninsured and underinsured patients under 19 years old are covered by the West Virginia Vaccines for Children Program)
  3. Written documentation of school immunization requirements (if not attending a K-12 WV public school)

 

Patients under 18 years old must be accompanied by their parent or guardian, or another responsible adult  with a permission note from the parent or guardian.

West Virginia does not allow non-medical exemptions for school entry. Click here for more information about school requirements.

Download the flyer below:

*For a shorter wait the day of the clinic, send your shot records to JeffersonLHD@wv.gov, or fax to 304-728-3319.

7th and 12th Grade Shots 6-8-2018

To help make sure every student gets vaccinated on time, JCHD will be at Harpers Ferry Middle School on Friday, June 8, 2018 from 1:30 to 3:30pm. No appointment needed, just walk in!


This is the same day, time, and location that Harpers Ferry Family Medicine will be doing free sports physicals for Jefferson County students.


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)

Incoming seventh and twelfth graders in West Virginia must have Tdap and meningococcal vaccines before school starts. As summer goes by, 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!

School Immunization requirements can be found here:
http://dhhr.wv.gov/oeps/immunization/requirements/Pages/default.aspx

Walk-In Clinics for School Shots

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)

Naloxone Training Monday April 23 at 6:00pm

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.

Upcoming Board Meetings

Oct
11
Fri
9:00 am Board of Health Meeting @ Jefferson County Public Services Building
Board of Health Meeting @ Jefferson County Public Services Building
Oct 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Board of Health Meeting @ Jefferson County Public Services Building | Kearneysville | West Virginia | United States
Click here to view the meeting agenda.
Nov
8
Fri
9:00 am Board of Health Meeting @ Jefferson County Public Services Building
Board of Health Meeting @ Jefferson County Public Services Building
Nov 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Board of Health Meeting @ Jefferson County Public Services Building | Kearneysville | West Virginia | United States
Click here to view the meeting agenda.
Dec
13
Fri
9:00 am Board of Health Meeting @ Jefferson County Public Services Building
Board of Health Meeting @ Jefferson County Public Services Building
Dec 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Board of Health Meeting @ Jefferson County Public Services Building | Kearneysville | West Virginia | United States
Click here to view the meeting agenda.

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