Welcome to the Gallia County Health Department!
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Gallia County Health Department, Gallipolis, Ohio, is a public agency whose purpose is to promote the health of the people and to prevent or control disease through its numerous services.
The overall mission of the Gallia County Board of Health is the prevention of disease, promotion of optimal health, and the providing of care for the present and future residents of Gallia County.
To reach our mission, we must strive to maintain and protect the health of residents through control of communicable disease, management of the environment, education of the community in health promotion, prevention of illness and chronic disease, and providing health care services in the home and other settings in the community. We have and will continue to implement programs that focus on prevention, identification and detection of early signs of disease, referral, health care continuity, and interagency collaboration.
News & Events
Flu Vaccine Schedule for 2014
The 2014-15 flu vaccine is available to all Gallia County residents Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00 pm at the Gallia County Health Department.
In addition, the Health Department will be offering flu vaccines at several locations throughout the county.
The Ohio Department of Health has released an article regarding mosquito-borne illnesses and how to avoid them.
PBS Hosting series on Vaccines: Calling the Shots
On your local PBS station Wednesday, Sep. 10 at 9 pm:
NOVA Vaccines: Calling the Shots
Diseases that were largely eradicated in the United States a generation ago—whooping cough, measles, mumps—are returning, in part because nervous parents are skipping their children’s shots. NOVA’s “Vaccines – Calling the Shots” takes viewers around the world to track epidemics, explore the science behind vaccinations, hear from parents wrestling with vaccine-related questions, and shed light on the risks of opting out.
More information can be found here: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/body/vaccines-calling-shots.html