Home > Epidemics/Outbreaks, Pertussis > Ohio declares whooping cough outbreak

Ohio declares whooping cough outbreak


Ohio health officials have declared a whooping cough outbreak in Franklin county. 410 cases have been reported this year in Columbus and Franklin County and 258 have been laboratory-confirmed. Adults are encouraged to get booster shots, to prevent them from infecting young babies, who are the most vulnerable, as demonstrated by the 8 babies dead of pertussis in the California whooping cough outbreak. Through the end of August the county had seen twice as many cases as all of last year, and there are 4 months to go to the end of 2010. Columbus Public Health and the Franklin County Board of Health will hold special immunization clinics in the next couple of weeks that will offer pertussis booster shots. Here is the info:

Columbus Public Health will have two walk-in immunization clinics for pertussis booster shots and other school required vaccines.

  • Sept. 8 from 3 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 15 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Franklin County Board of Health is holding two clinics by appointment for pertussis booster shots and other school required vaccines.

  • Sept. 8 from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Sept. 11 from 9 a.m. to noon
About these ads
  1. April 25, 2013 at 3:26 AM

    For the reason that the admin of this web page is working, no doubt
    very rapidly it will be famous, due to its feature contents.

  1. September 9, 2010 at 3:30 PM

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

%d bloggers like this: