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Morgan County Health Department, is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Environmental Health Inspector. This position requires work in completing environmental inspections to determine and ensure compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations.
Compensation will commensurate with experience. Preference to applicants with an Associates or Bachelor’s degree. Completion of 30 semester hours in Applied Sciences is strongly encouraged. Environmental Health Certifications and Emergency Preparedness Planning experience a plus.
Position requires a dependable vehicle for use during work hours, a valid driver’s license and proof of auto insurance.
Send resumes to: Morgan County Health Department, Attn: EH, 345 W. State St., Jacksonville, IL 62650 by August 15, 2014.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month
The purpose of this observance is to highlight the importance of immunizations, one of the top 10 public health accomplishments of the 20th Century, according to CDC.
While immunizations have significantly reduced the incidence of many serious infectious diseases, vaccination rates for some diseases are not meeting national public health goals. And we need to remind people that immunizations aren’t just for children. They are needed throughout our lifetime.
Vaccines are an important step in protecting against serious, and sometimes deadly, diseases and are recommended throughout our lives. Vaccines give parents the safe, proven power to protect their children from 14 serious diseases before they turn 2 years old.
Every dose of vaccine is important to protect against infectious diseases like the flu, measles and whooping cough (pertussis) that can be life threatening for newborns and young babies.
Preparing your child for school means gathering supplies and back packs. It’s also the perfect time to make sure children are up to date on their vaccines. Getting all of the recommended vaccines is one of the most important things parents can do to protect their children’s health.
When children are not vaccinated, they are at increased risk for disease and can spread disease to others in their classroom and community – including babies who are too young to be fully vaccinated, and people with weakened immune systems due to cancer and other health conditions. Schools are highly susceptible to outbreaks of infectious diseases because students can easily transmit illnesses to one another as a result of poor hand washing, uncovered coughs and dense populations.
Vaccines are not just for children. Immunizations are needed throughout your adult life to help you stay healthy. That’s because immunity from childhood diseases may wear off over time, and you may also be at risk for other vaccine-preventable diseases. Getting ready for college or your future career means making sure you are up to date on all doses of the recommended vaccines–both to protect yourself and others around you. Because some diseases can spread quickly in settings like college dorms and classrooms, many colleges and universities have vaccination requirements for school entry.
Immunization is important for anyone who is in close contact with the very young, the very old, people with weakened immune systems, and those who cannot be vaccinated.
For more information on recommended vaccinations, call Morgan County Health Department at
It's that time again!!!! Bugs (including mosquitoes, ticks, and some flies) can spread a number of diseases. Many of these diseases cannot be prevented with a vaccine or medicine. You can reduce your risk by taking steps to prevent bug bites.
WE NEED YOU!!!
A disaster can strike anywhere, whether it’s a hazardous material or weapons of mass destruction or a natural disaster like a tornado or flood. Problems arising from emergencies and disasters pose a threat to human health, well-being, and survival.
In the event of a disaster, the health department would need volunteers to help us help the citizens of Morgan County. We will need medical staff as well as support and environmental staff. If you would be interested in being on our list, please fill out the Volunteer application and send it to us.
Click here for the Volunteer Application.
Thank you for your support!