UPCOMING MEASLES VACCINATION CLINICS
Holmes County Health District
July & August the clinic will be open till 6:30 pm on the 1st & 3rd Mondays
(Those dates are July 7th and 21st / August 4th and 18th)
Holmes County Health District Community Clinic Hours
Monday Hours 1st & 3rd 10:00 am - 6:30 pm; 2nd, 4th, & 5th 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Closed 1-2 pm for lunch.
Tuesday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Closed from 1-2 pm for lunch. The Clinic is closed the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month.
Wayne County Health District
Wednesday, June 25th, 2:00 - 5:00 pm - Fairlawn Mennonite Church, 8520 Emerson Road, Apple Creek, OH
MEASLES FACT SHEET
It takes 7 - 21 Days from exposure to the first symptom, which is usually fever. The measles rash doesn’t usually appear until approximately 14 days after exposure, 2-3 days after the fever begins. Measles is highly contagious and can be transmitted from four days before the rash becomes visible to four days after the rash appears. People who know they have been exposed and are unvaccinated or know that they have never had the disease are asked to quarantine themselves for 21 days to avoid exposing others.
More than 90% of unvaccinated people who are exposed will get sick; however, full vaccination , with two doses, is about 97% effective. Vaccination is also highly effective in preventing the disease if administered to unvaccinated individuals who have been exposed, if delivered within 72 hours of exposure.
Ohio Department of Health Guidelines for measles vaccination:
- Individuals born before 1957 most likely have had measles and have immunity; if you are unsure if you had the disease you should be immunized.
- Individuals born between 1958 and 1982 most likely have had one dose of MMR and can receive a second dose.
- Individuals born after 1983 or who have attended public schools or colleges most likely have had two doses of MMR.
- The vaccine cannot be administered to pregnant women.
- Anyone not vaccinated, or have only received on dose of MMR, or is unsure of their immunization status should receive a vaccination.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 24, 2014
Contact: Office of Public Affairs 614.644.8562
Public Health Officials Warn of Possible Measles Outbreak
COLUMBUS – The Ohio Department of Health (ODH), Knox County Health Department and Holmes County General Health District, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating several suspected cases of measles in the Knox County area. The initial cases are unvaccinated travelers who returned to Ohio from the Philippines.
Measles is an acute, highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus that is easily spread. Symptoms of the measles usually appear in 7-18 days after exposure. The disease is highly contagious and can be transmitted from four days prior to the onset of the rash to four days after the onset. Anyone who is not immunized and gets exposed to the disease has a high likelihood of getting ill.
“Immunization is the most effective way to protect yourself and your family from vaccine-preventable diseases,” said ODH Interim Director Lance Himes. “When fully vaccinated, the Measles Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine is 99 percent effective in preventing the measles.”
The Knox County Health Department and the Holmes County General Health District will offer a vaccination clinic for the public on Friday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Holmesville Church of Christ, 204 W. Main Street, Holmesville, Ohio. This clinic is open to the public.
“We encourage all residents to consult with their physician and get vaccinated to protect themselves from this highly contagious virus,” said Health Commissioner Julie Miller of the Knox County Health Department.
ODH and its local public health partners support the vaccine recommendations set forth by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and CDC. These recommendations include vaccination schedules for when individuals (children and adults) should receive their vaccinations. To access the current CDC recommended immunization schedules, visit:
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/index.html. The CDC also recommends that all travelers be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination.
For more information about measles, visit the ODH website at http://www.odh.ohio.gov/.