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County health dept. announces vaccination clinic for uninsured adults


The Scioto County Health Department will be hosting a free COVID vaccination clinic for uninsured adults on Feb. 6.

Strengthen your defense…vaccinate!


The start of a new year usually features talk about resolutions and changes that can be made to support a healthier way of living. One way to strengthen your defense in remaining healthy is staying up-to-date on vaccinations. Vaccines serve as a safe and reliable defense against serious illness, protecting the health of individuals, their loved ones, and others in their community.

Red Cross urging blood donation, warning of shortage


The American Red Cross is experiencing an emergency blood shortage as the nation faces the lowest number of people giving blood in 20 years. The Red Cross blood supply has fallen to critically low levels across the country, and blood donors are urged to make a donation appointment to help alleviate the shortage and help ensure lifesaving medical procedures are not put on hold.

AAA7 Jackson to have open house Nov. 9


The community is invited to a special Ribbon Cutting and Open House event to mark the relocation of the Area Agency on Aging District 7’s (AAA7) Administrative Office and Waverly Office to a combined location in Jackson, Ohio. The office is located at 1 Acy Avenue, near the roundabout on McCarty Lane. The AAA7 covers ten counties in southern Ohio and also has office locations in Adams County (West Union) and Scioto County (Wheelersburg).

County’s voters to decide on TB renewal Tuesday


SCIOTO COUNTY— In addition to the much-discussed electric and natural gas aggregation issues on the ballot Tuesday for Portsmouth and unincorporated areas of Scioto County will be a countywide renewal for the local tuberculosis clinic.

King’s Daughters offering free drive-thru flu shots Oct. 26


PORTSMOUTH — King’s Daughters will offer free flu shots 8 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 26 at its Portsmouth Drive-Thru Center, 812 Spring Lane.

SOMC announces breast cancer awareness events and screenings in October


PORTSMOUTH- Southern Ohio Medical Center plans to “light it pink” for breast cancer awareness throughout the month of October. As part of the campaign, the community is encouraged to wear pink on Friday, Oct. 13. In addition to the annual community “pink out,” however, there are also a number of other activities planned.

Mosquito spraying announcement


PORTSMOUTH- Portsmouth City Health Department will be mosquito spraying 20th – 24th street, 28th Street and all areas north within the city limits on Tuesday, October 3rd from approximately 6:30 to 8:00 P.M.

Smoking cessation program sees positive response


PORTSMOUTH- The Scioto County Tobacco Cessation Coalition, under the guidance of Community Action Organization of Scioto County and Ohio Department of Health, started a new grant year in June, wrapping up the TU23 grant year with a massive improvement to local calls to the Ohio Quit Line for tobacco cessation.

Hot Days ahead, safety tips for the climbing temperature


CHICAGO, IL – With some of the hottest days of the season forecast for later this week in our area, FEMA Region 5 wants everyone to get #SummerReady and take low- or no-cost steps to be ready and stay safe before temperatures climb.


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