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.

Getting annual flu shot focus of National Influenza Vaccination Week

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Dec. 10, 2013) – As part of National Influenza Vaccination Week, health officials are reminding residents that getting a flu shot is the best way to protect the ones you love this holiday season. Flu is one of the most common respiratory illnesses in the United States, infecting millions of people ever […]

Residents urged to test homes for radon

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Nov. 14, 2013) – Having your home tested is the only effective way to determine whether you or your family is at risk of exposure to radon, a radioactive gas responsible for thousands of lung cancer deaths each year. The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health and the American Cancer Society is […]

Health department has flu vaccine for children and adults

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Sept. 27, 2013) – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health is now offering flu vaccine for children and adults at its Immunization Clinic. Both the injection and nasal spray variety is available while supplies last. Parents do need to make an appointment to have a child vaccinated and bring the shot […]

Celebrating summer’s last hurrah

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Aug. 30, 2013) – With families preparing to celebrate the end of summer, the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health is encouraging them to do so safely. Labor Day weekend generally signals the traditional end of summer, and many will be gathering this weekend for picnics, barbecues and pool parties. However, these […]

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 […]