Agency hopes to resume childhood vaccine clinics early in the New Year
Logan County District Board of Health members were provided with vaccine clinic updates at their recent November meeting.
Logan County Health Commissioner Travis Irvan said clinics are currently open for both COVID-19 and influenza vaccinations by appointment only at the 310 S. Main St. facility.
“While we are booked through the month of November, we do have vaccination clinic openings in December,” he said.
To make an appointment, call (937) 651-6168.
Childhood vaccines clinics have been paused this fall because of nursing staff shortages, but the health commissioner said with the hire of a second public health nurse, the childhood clinics should be able to resume in early 2024.
Lee Danielle Watts was hired as the new public health nurse, effective Nov. 6.
The board also accepted the resignation of Ashley Campbell, health educator. Irvan noted that the agency is in the process of filling that position.
Board member Tobi Collins also reported that she is not looking to get re-elected to the board after serving for 10 years.
Irvan said the health district will begin recruiting a new board member to serve a new term. A new board member will be voted in by the District Advisory Council at the annual DAC meeting slated for Thursday, March 21.
Members also were introduced to the agency’s new public health intern, Gavin Ruzicka, a recent graduate of Bowling Green State University.
In environmental health matters, the board conducted its second of three required readings and a public hearing regarding changes in environmental health fees for 2024, including changes to fees for private water systems, food service, private sewage systems, RV parks recreation camps and combined park/camps, tattoo and body piercing, plumbing and commercial plan review.
No one from the public attended the hearing.
Most of the fees have not been revised in a number of years, the health commissioner said.
The third and final reading is slated for the next regular meeting, 1 p.m. Wednesday,
Dec. 13. If approved by the board, the fees go into effect in January.