The Health District is currently investigating several suspect cases of the mumps.
To have your child vaccinated, please visit our regularly scheduled child clinic hours
or call 740-203-2040 for an appointment.
The Health District encourages those who are at highest risk of mumps to get vaccinated. Those at risk include individuals who have not received any doses of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) and those who have received only one of the two doses of MMR. Children should receive the MMR vaccine on or after their first birthday, followed by a second dose at 4 to 6 years of age.
Adults born before 1957 most likely had mumps and are considered immune. Adults born during or after 1957 likely have received one dose and may receive a second MMR for enhanced protection.
In addition to getting vaccinated, residents are also encouraged to prevent the spread by:
Washing hands frequently
Covering mouth and nose during a cough or sneeze
Staying home if sick
Not sharing cups, utensils, etc.