Flu Shots Available at Athens City-County Health Department

22 Sep

2016 Influenza Information


  1. If you have health insurance coverage, please bring your insurance card with you to your appointment.
  2. For an appointment, please call 740-592-4431.
  3. Flu vaccine may be given to children age 6 months and up. Children receiving vaccine must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Influenza Information

Please visit the CDC website for more information about this year’s flu strains and the efforts being taken to fight it, including vaccinations. www.cdc.gov You can call us any time at 740-592-4431.

Seasonal Influenza Vaccinations (“regular flu”)

The Athens City-County Health Department is currently making appointments for flu vaccine for anyone 6 months of age and up.

Please call 740-592-4431 to make an appointment.

Children must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian. Children must bring complete immunization record.

Vaccine for the seasonal flu may also be available from other providers locally.

From the Athens City-County Health Department website, http://www.health.athens.oh.us/influenza_information.html


September 24 – Trimble Golf Outing

21 Sep



September 24 – Cameras for Cops Fundraiser

20 Sep


SBDC @ Ohio University September Trainings

19 Sep
SBDC @ Ohio University September Trainings
Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to take advantage of valuable training offered by the Small Business Development Center at Ohio University!  All of our trainings are offered at NO COST!
Just click on the links below to register!
or RSVP to twyman@ohio.edu
Tuesday/Wednesday Sept 20/21st:  Accounting 101 Sessions 1 & 2
Ohio University Credit Union-Athens
Thursday, September 22nd:  Advanced Excel
Tri County Adult Career Center-Nelsonville
Friday, September 23rd:  Advanced QuickBooks Level 2
Tri County Adult Career Center-Nelsonville
Wednesday, September 28th:  PowerPoint/Prezi
Tri County Adult Career Center-Nelsonville
Friday, September 30th:  Social Media 101
Tri County Adult Career Center-Nelsonville

September 19 – Video Conference on Zika Virus

19 Sep

Lunchtime Seminar

Monday, September 19, 2016

Guidance for Ohio Providers and Local Health Jurisdictions on:
Zika Reporting, Specimen Collecting and Result Follow-Up

Presented by: Martin F. Celaya, MPA
CDC Epidemiology Field Assignee (TEFA)

Presented live at the Dublin Campus – Conference Room MEB1-431

Noon – 1 p.m.
Lunch Trays and Brown Bags Welcome!

Program Objectives

1. Define Zika Virus and modes of transmittal

2. Identify symptoms and diagnostic testing for Zika Virus

3. Identify Ohio resources/forms for reporting suspected, probable, and confirmed cases of Zika

4. Recognize ODH guidance for submitting specimens to ODH lab/CDC for Zika testing (RT-PCR, lgM, PRNT)

5. Describe ODH’s protocol for reporting results and follow-up on confirmed cases of Zika

* Videoconferencing available to OU-HCOM CORE sites; Grosvenor Hall 017 Conference Room on OU-HCOM Campus; O’Bleness Hospital Room 014; Washington County Department of Jobs and Family Services; Woodland Centers; and Hopewell Health Centers, Inc. sites.

Continuing Education

Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine is approved as an accredited CME sponsor by the American Osteopathic Association. This program has been approved for 1 credit of AOA Category 2-A credit by the AOA CME Council.

CHEAO is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) (OH-049, 10/1/2017)

This program meets the criteria for 1 contact hour for nurses.

You must attend the whole presentation and turn in an evaluation form to receive CE Credit

For more information, please contact AHEC at OU-HCOM· 740·593·2258 · guthriep@ohio.edu

Athens Area Stand Down Donation Drop Off Locations

16 Sep

2016 10 07 Stand Down Logo

Donation drop-off locations:

– Athens American Legion:   520 West Union Street, Athens

– Athens City Hall:   8 E. Washington Street, Athens

– Athens Community Center:   701 East State Street, Athens

– Athens Kroger:   919 East State Street, Athens

– Athens VFW Post 3477 Auxiliary:   355 E. State Street, Athens

– Ohio University Credit Union:   90 South Shafer Street or 944 E State Street, Athens

– Ohio University’s Baker Center:   Veterans & Military Student Services Center, Room 350

– The Plains VFW Post 7174:   12 Pine Street, The Plains

The collection at OUCU will run through September 30. The collections at the other sites will run until October 5.

The Athens Area Stand Down will take place on Friday, October 7, 2016 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Athens County Fairgrounds, West Union Street, Athens. This is a community-base program to help those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness “combat” their problems and rebuild their lives. It is free and open to the public. For more information on the Stand Down and needed items, visit www.athensareastanddown.org.


September 17 – Pay It Forward Event

15 Sep


Thanks to our friends at Peoples Bank and The Community Bank, United Appeal for Athens County will hold our annual “Pay It Forward” dinner Saturday, September 17, 2016 beginning at 6 pm at the Athens Community Center. This event kicks off our 2017 fundraising campaign. All profits directly benefit our partner agencies.

The entire community is welcome!

Dinner, music by Remember Then, door prizes, silent auction, and FUN!
Advance ticket prices are $20 per person, $35 for two people, or $100 for 6 people.
Tickets available at the door for $25 per person.
To purchase an advance ticket, please visit https://www.facebook.com/UnitedAppealAthensCounty, email giving@unitedappeal.org, or call 740-707-5182 or 740-592-1293.