The Consumer Product
Safety Commission has announced new crib safety standards
effective December 28, 2010. The manufacture and sale
of drop side cribs will be prohibited effective June 28,
2011. For more on this new law click
here. If you
are a daycare provider click
here to learn how
these laws effect you.
Currently the health department has Tdap(tetanus,
diphtheria, and pertussis) vaccine free to qualified individuals.
To qualify a person must have NO health insurance coverage and must
meet income guidelines that are <200% below the poverty guidelines.
To see the 2012 poverty guidelines clickhere.
Who should receive a Tdap vaccine?
-All adults should get a tetanus booster every 10 years.
-Adults who have never gotten a Tdap should receive one dose
-All adults expecting to have contact with an infant younger
than 12 months
-Healthcare workers who have direct patient contact
-All pregnant women, with each pregnancy regardless of last
dose. For more information regarding Tdap with pregnancy click
Marshall County Health
Department offers many services to meet your medical needs including
immunizations, various lab services, and injections like allergy shots
and B12 shots. View the
Services section for
valuable health links to connect you to sites with information covering
numerous health topics.