“The Scioto County Health Department has been providing immunizations since 1927 and international travel vaccines since 1996,” county health commissioner Aaron Adams said in a statement. “We have vaccines available for children and adults.”
The Ohio Department of Health requires certain vaccines for children before they enter school.
The county health department also has several new vaccines available, including those for RotaTeq (rotavirus), Hepatitis A, Tdap (Pertussis) and Meningococcal (meningitis).
“Tdap and Meningococcal vaccine are recommended for all adolescents, especially those who will be attending college,” Adams said.
But college students are not the only focus of the county health department.
“The new vaccine for shingles, which is licensed for adults age 60 and over who have never had shingles, can be ordered, as well as the new HPV vaccine, Gardasil for cervical cancer,” Adams said. “You may call our office to talk with a nurse about the recommended vaccines for you and to schedule an appointment.”
The county immunization clinic is open Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9-11 a.m.
If those times are not convenient, appointments also are available.
The county health clinic is located at the Scioto County Courthouse on Sixth Street in Room 211.
The Portsmouth Health Department also offers medical services. It is located at the corner of Sixth and Washington streets in the former AEP building.
JEFF BARRON can be reached at (740) 353-3101, ext. 236.