News & Events

This is the page for official news releases issued by the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health. All media inquiries and public records requests are handled through the Communications Office. For questions, call Megan Hubartt at (260) 449-7395.

Health Department helping parents with vaccinations and school supplies

PLEASE NOTE: this was offered in 2013.  This is not something we currently offer through the Fort Wayne – Allen County Department of Health. FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Aug. 8, 2013). – Back-to-school time is traditionally when parents gather supplies and make sure kids are up-to-date on vaccines. The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health is making […]

West Nile virus found in Allen County mosquitoes

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (July 9, 2013) – Residents are being reminded to mosquito-proof themselves and their homes after the first signs of West Nile virus activity were identified in Allen County. West Nile virus is commonly found throughout the state each summer and there is usually an increase in activity as the season progresses. Starting […]

More hepatitis A vaccine available; patrons asked to make an appointment

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (June 3, 2013). – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health has received more hepatitis A vaccine and will be offering it in its clinic to patrons of the 800 Degree Three Fires restaurant who still need vaccinated. Any person who still needs the vaccination is asked to make an appointment with […]

Patrons still needing hepatitis A vaccine can make appointment with health department

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (June 2, 2013). – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health provided 1,100 hepatitis A vaccinations at its special drive-thru clinics this weekend at the Southwest Allen County Schools Transportation Center. Due to the high volume of people who were vaccinated, the Department of Health is currently out of the vaccine. Health […]

Vaccine clinics hours for Sunday changed to 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (June 1, 2013). – Hours for the special hepatitis A vaccination clinic for Sunday June 2 have been changed to 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather permitting. The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health is providing the vaccine free of charge at the Southwest Allen County Schools Transportation Center at 4814 Homestead […]

Health officials issue Hepatitis A alert

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (May 31, 2013). – Public health officials are advising some patrons of 800 Degrees Three Fires restaurant at Illinois Road to get vaccinated for hepatitis A after a food worker at the restaurant tested positive for the virus. Health officials are urging those patrons who ate or drank food from the restaurant […]

New immunization requirements for fall

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (May 6, 2013). – Local public health nurses are reminding parents of some changes to the immunization requirements for school entry that will take effect this fall. Beginning in the 2013-2014 year, the Indiana State Department of Health’s list of immunizations required for school entry will include: Two (2) doses of varicella […]

Health department announces Allen County’s favorite baby names from 2012

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (March 12, 2013) – The results are in, and the winners are…Olivia and Liam. According to a tally of birth certificates filed with the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health, Olivia edged Sophia as the most popular girl name and Liam topped the list of most popular boy names in 2012. In […]

Free radon test kits still available to residents

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Jan. 14, 2013) –You can’t see it or smell it, but radon could be present at a dangerous level in your home. The only way to know for certain is to test. January is National Radon Action Month and the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health is still offering residents free test […]

Flu outbreak prompts push for preventive measures

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Jan. 11, 2013). – To help curb the spread of the flu, health officials are encouraging people to get the vaccine and to stay home if they are experiencing any flu-like symptoms. But that advice comes with some caveats. While this year’s flu vaccine provides protection against the most prevalent flu strains […]