News & Alerts

The following are official news releases issued by the 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.

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 […]