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Woodford County Health Department

Woodford County Health Department

Hepatitis A Update

In November 2017, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) identified an outbreak of acute Hepatitis A. The increase in cases observed in Kentucky was well over the 10-year average of reported Hepatitis A cases. Several cases have been infected with HAV strains genetically linked to outbreaks in California, Utah and Michigan. Similar to Hepatitis A outbreaks in other states, the primary risk factors remain illicit drug use and homelessness. A contaminated food source has not been identified and transmission is believed to be occurring through person-to-person contact.  Woodford County Health Department (WCHD) is proactive in educating Woodford citizens in an attempt to halt the spread of the Hepatitis A virus throughout Woodford County.

WCHD is currently encouraging all Woodford County residents to receive their Hepatitis A vaccine.  As an incentive to Health Department permitted establishments in Woodford County, WCHD is offering a 100% Employee Vaccination Certificate to any permitted establishment that can provide proof of vaccinated employees.    

files/Hep A certificate Watermark.pdf

For additional information on the larger outbreak occurring in Kentucky, please visit https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dph/dehp/idb/Pages/hepAoutbreak.aspx?View=December&Title=Table%20Viewer%20Webpart or contact the Woodford County Health Department at (859) 873-4541. 

files/WhatyoushouldknowaboutHepatitisA.pdf

 

 

Harm Reduction Syringe Exchange Program

Beginning in February, Woodford County Heatlh Department will be offering a Harm Reduction Syringe Exchange Program.  Syringe Exchange Programs (SEP) are central to reducing disease and other health burdens among people who inject illicit drugs.  Three decades of research have demonstrated the effectiveness of SEPs in preventing HIV and other blood-bourne infections, as well as connecting people who inject drugs with a range of vital medical and social services and supports.  For more information, please call 859-873-4541.

 

Kentucky's Health Benefit Exchange   https://Kyenroll.ky.gov  

Phone:   1-855-4kynect   (1-855-459-6328)

Mosquito Bite Protection and ZIKA Information from CDC HERE

BOIL WATER ADVISORY Information:

For up to date information on any current boil water advisories please check with City of Versailles Website.

South Woodford Water District: 859-873-1308

North East Woodford Water District: 859-873-7334

Welcome to the Woodford County Health Department

Mission: The Woodford County Health Department will protect, preserve and promote the health, environment and well being of the people in Woodford County. In order to accomplish this it is necessary that we control communicable disease, encourage healthy lifestyles, provide preventive screenings and reduce hazards in the environment. These are the goals to which we strive.

Hours of Operation

Monday-Tuesday-Thursday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 12:00 Noon

Environmental Office Hours

Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 9:30 am and 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Friday - 8:00 am - 9:30 am

2019 Board of Health Meeting Date 
(5:30 pm health dept conference room)

  • February 21
  • June 13
  • August 15
  • November 14

 

 

 

 

 

 
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