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KPH announces Drive to Succeed Scholarship Program

Knox Public Health is pleased to announce that we have received a grant from the Ohio Traffic Safety Office for the Drive to Succeed Scholarship Program. The goal of the Drive to Succeed Scholarship Program is to expand access to driver’s education training for income-eligible teenagers by providing a scholarship to those who cannot afford to take driver’s education training. …

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Knox Public Health ReceivesTraffic Safety Funding

Knox Public Health has received a $27,500 grant from the Ohio Department of Public Safety to promote traffic safety awareness in Knox County. This annual competitive funding is used to coordinate initiatives led by the Knox County Safe Communities Coalition, which KPH coordinates. There are five traffic strategies that the Safe Communities Grant is focusing on and they are: Impaired …

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Knox Public Health to remain
closed through Tuesday

Even though the building is drying out and utilities are being restored, Knox PublicHealth at 11660 Upper Gilchrist Rd. will remain closed through Tuesday (1/3).The health department and the Community Health Center located inside the UpperGilchrist location have been closed since Dec. 27 due a waterline break inside thebuilding over the Christmas weekend.Health Commissioner Zach Green indicated that despite the …

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Vaccine for flu and bivalent booster offered at Drive Thru Clinic

To help stop the spread on the mutating COVID-19 virus and prepare for the upcomingflu season, Knox Public Health will conduct a drive-thru clinic offering both the seasonalflu shot and the COVID-19 bivalent booster. The two-for-one event will be held on Sat.,Oct. 1 from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Knox County Fairgrounds. Administration of all vaccinewill take place while …

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New bus route offers free transportation to key locations

Beginning next Tuesday (9/6), local residents who lack transportation will find it a little biteasier to get to several popular locations in Mount Vernon – for free.Knox Public Health and Knox Area Transit (KAT) have joined forces to provide freetransportation to seven different locations – places frequently visited for healthcare, food andother resources. Stops at each location are scheduled every …

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Drive Sober Kickoff This Friday

The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over national enforcement mobilization will be in effectacross the U.S. from Aug. 17 to Sep. 5, 2022. Impaired driving is one of the deadliestand most often committed crimes, although it is preventable. “Impaired driving can beavoided by planning a sober ride home or designating a sober driver,” said ElisaFrazee, Knox Public Health’s Safe Communities …

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All children can now receive COVID-19 vaccine

With the CDC now recommending that children and adolescents age 6 months and olderget the COVID-19 vaccine, Knox Public Health is now offering COVID-19 vaccine for allchildren to help protect them from contracting and spreading the virus. Knox Public Health offers both the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for children.Immunizations are administered by appointment. The patient’s insurance will be billed.There …

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With hospitalizations and transmission low, masking no longer recommended

Based on a new COVID-19 monitoring tool from the CDC, Knox County is nowlisted at a medium risk which means masking is not necessary for the generalpopulation when in public indoor spaces. According to Knox Public Health, therecommendation to discontinue wearing a mask is for most individuals and willcontinue as long as COVID-19 transmission rates and hospital admissions forCOVID-19 remain …

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