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COVID-19 Vaccine available next week for those over age 80

Knox County residents age 80 and older can receive COVID-19 vaccine beginning next week.Knox Public Health, Knox Community Hospital (KCH) and Kroger have each received limited amounts of the COVID-19 vaccine and each will be distributing vaccine by appointment only. Because of the limited supply ofvaccine, scheduling by appointment is the only way to ensure that a person will receive …

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More COVID-19 vaccine on the way; designated for older population

Knox Public Health reports there is plenty of local interest in the COVID-19 vaccine, especially among residents age 65 and older. And, if all goes as planned, they will be able to start distributing vaccine tothose residents soon.On Thursday state officials promised more COVID-19 vaccine is on the way and it will be designated for the older population. Beginning the …

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Is Radon Lurking in Your Home?

Knox Public Health (KPH) reminds residents to test their homes for radon – it’s easy, inexpensive and could prevent you and your family from the dangerous health risks associated with high levels of radon.Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. If you are an Ohio homeowner, you can receive a FREE radon test kit through the Ohio Department …

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Knox Public Health to focus on COVID-19 vaccination; limit testing

As the New Year gets underway, Knox Public Health (KPH) will offer less testing for COVID-19 and instead shift its efforts to administering vaccine to prevent the disease.KPH will offer testing for COVID-19 on Jan. 5 by appointment only and then take a break from testing.KPH offers free testing for symptomatic individuals, only. To make an appointment, call 740-399-8014.Testing at …

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COVID cases continue to increase;new contact process for those infected

Knox County continues to see an increase in cases of COVID-19 with more than 500 cases recorded this month, bringing the total since the first case in March, to over 1,000.With the rapid increase in positive cases, Knox Public Health is announcing a new process to contact those who have been infected with COVID-19. Instead of being notified by a …

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Knox Public Health receives traffic safety grant

Knox Public Health has received a $35,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS). This funding is used to coordinate the Knox County Safe Communities Coalition and local traffic safety awareness activities from Oct. 1, 2020 through Sept. 30, 2021. The coalitionconsists of local law enforcement, and other related agencies to bring awareness to the traffic safety trends …

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Health department, health center in Knox County Closed at Noon today

Knox Public Health and the Knox County Community Health Center will close at noon today (Friday, Oct. 2) for training and staff development. The closure will affect all services and involve all employees.An answering machine will take all phone calls for both the health department and health center. In the case of an emergency, contact the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.All …

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Protect children with proper car seat use

Everyday, parents and caregivers in our community use car seats to transport children to and from their daily activities. However, many car seats are not installed correctly, which can be a critical factor if they are involved in a crash. According to the Centers for Disease Control andPrevention (CDC), injury due to transportation is the leading cause of death for …

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This Labor Day holiday: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

With the upcoming Labor Day weekend in mind, Knox County’s Safe Communities Coalition is reminding local residents of the high-visibility national enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, which runs through Sept. 7. Local law enforcement will have an increasedpresence on the road, in hopes to reduce the amount of drunk driving on our nation’s roadways.“We hope that anyone …

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