Logan County Health District officials were briefed at their Wednesday afternoon meeting regarding several upcoming outreach vaccine clinics that nursing staff will be hosting this fall.
COVID-19 and flu vaccinations will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the Indian Lake Villa, 601 Lincoln Blvd., open to any area residents, with walk-ins accepted and pre-registration not required, Nursing Director Kelly Reaver said.
Those with questions or who want to schedule an appointment for that day may call (937) 651-6186.
Additional COVID-19 and flu vaccination days are planned for City of Bellefontaine and Logan County employees, along with a day scheduled at RTC Industries as well.
Both primary doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and the bivalent booster will be available.
The health district staff also has been invited to provide vaccinations from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at The Olive Tree’s grand re-opening celebration at 121 W. Chillicothe Ave., Bellefontaine.
During those times, monkeypox, COVID-19 and flu vaccines will be available. Walk-ins are welcome, but if possible, call the aforementioned phone number to pre-register.
Take your COVID-19 vaccination card (for COVID vaccines), insurance card and photo ID.
Also during the nursing report, Reaver said a training was offered this week at the Mary Rutan Health Center for area medical staff regarding the influx of syphilis cases being seen locally and in other rural areas of the state.
Previously this year, five syphilis cases had been reported in Logan County, and an additional case was reported in September, the nursing director noted.
The training was helpful to practitioners to to see first-hand the signs and symptoms and learn how to treat the disease.
“It had been a disease of the past that current medical practitioners may not have been before,” Reaver said. “It was helpful to know what to look for and to bring to it the forefront of their minds.”
During the environmental health report, the board also hosted a public hearing for an amendment to the mobile food license fee for the 2023 food licensing period.
Based on cost methodology showing added expenses to the health district, the amendment would increase the local portion of the mobile food licensing annual fee to $90, Environmental Health Director Tim Smith explained.
In other action, the board:
• approved the transfer of Sandy Beck to grant coordinator/fiscal assistant, effective Oct. 3;
• approved the re-hire of Megan Bailey as emergency preparedness coordinator/public information officer, effective Sept. 26;
• issued an order to James Gilliam, 211 E. Main St., Belle Center, whose property has holes in the roof, a garage with a caved-in roof, an overgrowth of vegetation and limited access to the front porch, to repair the home to a habitable condition and rebuild the garage, or remove the structure to a licensed disposal facility within 30 days; and
• approved variance requests from Home Away From Home Pet Care LLC, 8149 State Route 117, Huntsville, for a new sewer line; and a well variance request from Michele Rhine for a property at 7231 Miami Drive, Russells Point.
The next regular board of health meeting is 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9.