Vaccine-preventable disease levels in the United States are at or near record lows; however, this is not the case around the world. Even though most infants and toddlers in the United States have received all recommended vaccines by age 2, many under-immunized children remain, creating the possibility of disease outbreaks.
Children who have not had all their infant immunizations are at risk for getting these diseases from the people who care for them. Many teens and adults are missing the chance to protect not only themselves, but also children under the age of 2 against deadly diseases such as hepatitis B, pertussis (whooping cough), influenza, and pneumococcal disease.
Wood County Health Department works closely with Wood County medical providers to ensure that every child has the access to immunizations. Please visit your health-care provider for immunizations. If your provider does not offer immunizations, the Wood County Health Department provides them for children birth through age 18. Appointments can be made by calling 419-354-9049.