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Health Department News & Alerts

The Jefferson County Health Department will use our News Posts to notify our county’s citizens of health updates that impact them. Browse our posts below, and be sure to sign up for Alerts to receive these notifications by email!

Free Monthly Narcan Training

We are happy to announce that we will now provide Narcan training at the health department on the first Thursday of each month from 4:00-5:00 PM. This training is free and open to the public. Participants will receive a certificate of training, and get a rescue kit...

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Reinspection Fee

The Jefferson County Board of Health has adopted a reinspection fee of $75.00. This fee is intended to recover some of the Jefferson County Health Department’s (JCHD’s) costs when non-compliance or incomplete work requires follow-up inspections by the JCHD. The...

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Rabies Alert – Shenandoah Junction

RABIES ALERT (Shenandoah Junction) DO NOT TOUCH OR HANDLE WILDLIFE OR STRAY ANIMALS This is a public health notification that the Jefferson County (WV) Health Department has issued a Rabies Alert for the Edgewood School Road area of Shenandoah Junction. The West...

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TB Testing Schedule Change

We are happy to announce that beginning in February we will be increasing the number of days we offer screening and testing for tuberculosis to Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 9:00-11:00 in the morning and from 1:00-3:00 in the afternoon. We will accept walk-ins for...

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No Food Handler Cards on 1-8-20

Due to a computer outage we will not be able to issue food handlers' cards on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience this service disruption may cause, and look forward to getting you your food handler card on the next available date of Monday,...

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January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

For Cervical Health Awareness Month, we'd like to talk about human papillomavirus (HPV) and it's connection to cervical cancer. More than 13,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, and over 80% of these cases are caused by HPV, a vaccine-preventable...

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