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Van Wert County General Health District

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COVID-19 update, Oct. 13, 2022

The Van Wert County General Health District is now reporting WEEKLY COVID-19 numbers from the Ohio Department of Health. As of 2 p.m. Thurs. Oct. 13, 2022: Van Wert County: Cases: 7,642 (+31 since 10/6/22) Hospitalizations: 177 (no change since 10/6/22) Deaths: 151 (no change since 10/6/22) Presumed Recovered: 7,396 (+45 since 10/6/22) The Van […]

Work for us, job opening for Help Me Grow Home Visitor/supervisor

Come work for us at the Van Wert County Health Department. Job opening: Full-time position for a Help Me Grow Home Visitor/ supervisor. Help Me Grow is Ohio’s evidenced-based parent support program that encourages early prenatal and well-baby care, as well as parenting education to promote the comprehensive health and development of children. The supervisor […]

Updated COVID-19 boosters available

VAN WERT — The new and updated COVID-19 immunizations will be available to the general public beginning with the COVID-19 Clinic from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at the Van Wert County Health Department, 1179 Westwood Drive, Suite 300 in Van Wert. The updated vaccine is bivalent which includes the […]

VWCGHD seeks full-time Health Commissioner

VAN WERT (August 19, 2022) The Van Wert County General Health District is seeking a full-time Health Commissioner. This employee plans, directs, manages, and oversees the activities and operations of the Health District; enforces laws and regulations within the jurisdiction of the Health District and its programs; as well as assesses organizational and structural needs […]

Coloring contest underway

Lead is a heavy metal that can be found naturally occurring in the earth. Although lead is not commonly used in paints anymore, there are other commonly used ways to be exposed. To help educate and prevent poisoning, Van Wert County General Health District will be hosting a coloring contest for anyone under 18. There […]

Back to School Immunizations offered

VAN WERT – The Van Wert County Health Department is scheduling additional opportunities to have your child vaccinated for the upcoming school year. Walk-in clinics, with no appointment necessary, will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on July 11 and August 8. We are also taking appointments at 419-238-0808 ext. 107 for late clinics […]

VWCHD Investigates Nuisance Complaints

VAN WERT — A nuisance has many definitions.  A few examples include: The Van Wert County General Health District is required to investigate nuisance conditions in the county under the authority of Ohio Revised Code 3709.21.  This code states the health department’s responsibility when it comes to protecting the public’s health from nuisances.  Nuisance reports […]

Social Media Policy

Van Wert County General Health District’s (VWCGHD) Social Media User Agreement. Please read the rules contained in this Agreement carefully. Your use of any aspect of the websites will constitute your agreement to comply with these rules. If you cannot agree with these rules, please do not use the website. The Agreement may be modified […]

VWHD keeps public safe from food-borne illnesses

As we enter festival season, the Van Wert County Health Department is working to keep the public safe from food-borne illnesses. The Health Department is active in providing educational resources for those wanting to sell food at the various events in the county. Food trucks are very popular at local festivals. Ohio requires that every […]

Van Wert County Health Department looks back at beginnings of COVID-19

VAN WERT, OH. March 16, 2022 ― It was March 26, 2020, when Van Wert County recorded its first COVID-19 case. The Van Wert County General Health District then sprang into action. “We urgently met the afternoon when the first case was confirmed,” said Dr. Paul Kalogerou, Health Commissioner of the Van Wert County Health Department. […]