Letter to the Editor: What has county Health Dept. been up to?

Did you know about some of the services the Madison County/London City Health Department provided last year?

• 2,805 immunizations were received by children and adults

• 2,197 adults and children were immunized against flu

• 449 TB tests were administered

• 2,309 certified copies of birth and death certificates were issued

• 3,157 children received oral health screenings

• 3,032 children and adults received dental health education in 154 presentations

• 1,250 plumbing inspections were performed

• 1,039 environmental health inspections were completed

• 443 environmental health licenses were issued

• 4,838 household sewage systems were inspected

• 4,069 children received vision and hearing screenings

• 1,708 children received scoliosis and blood pressure screenings

• 2,359 nutritional counseling services were performed through Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

• 250 car seats were checked and installed and 96 new seats were distributed

• 12,000 pounds of paper were collected, shredded and recycled at the first Shred-It Day

• 284 recycling presentations were made in elementary classrooms, adult and youth civic and social groups

• 76 tons of hazardous waste was collected, recycled or disposed of properly.

For more information about services provided by the Madison County/London City Health District, stop by 306 Lafayette St., Suite B, London, or call 740-852-3065.

Susan Young, R.N., director of nursing
Madison County/London City Health District

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