The Communicable Disease and Immunization staff is responsible for:
- tracking disease trends in the community
- conducting investigations on reported cases of reportable communicable diseases and outbreaks
- school-based vaccination clinics
- mass prophylaxis clinics
- providing communicable disease and immunization education to child care facilities, schools, and parents
- ensuring children in childcare facilities are properly immunized
- comparing and interpreting data in order to detect possible changes in the health status of the population
- using leading-edge disease surveillance systems to detect changes in trends or distribution of diseases in order to effectively investigate, prevent, and control diseases in the community.
- maintaining partnerships with the healthcare community
- community communicable disease education including a Public Health Newsletter distributed to physicians, nurses, and pharmacists and a Childcare Newsletter.
To request more information, please call 816-325-7185.