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.

Protect your health by testing your home for radon gas

Free test kits available while supplies last FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Feb. 20, 2018). – You can’t see, smell, or taste radon, but it could be present at a dangerous level in your home. Radon is a naturally-occurring radioactive gas responsible for more than 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the United States. Because it […]

Not too late to get a flu shot – Do it for you and your family

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Feb. 14, 2018). – This has been a long and challenging influenza season, not only in the United States, but also here in Allen County.  This flu season started the last few weeks of December and has been relentless since that time.  The dominant circulating strain has been the Influenza A H3N2, […]

Flu activity prompts hospital, nursing home visitor restrictions

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Jan. 5, 2018) – Allen County public health officials are recommending temporary visitation restrictions for area hospitals and nursing home facilities in response to increased flu activity.  As of Dec. 29, 2017, the Indiana State Department of Health reports there have been nine influenza-associated deaths in Indiana this flu season. Due to a […]

Executive Board of Health 2018 meeting schedule

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Jan. 2, 2018). – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Executive Board of Health will meet in regular session on the following days in 2018: Monday, January 22 Monday, April 16 Monday, July 16 Monday, October 15  All meetings will take place at 5:45 p.m. in the Council Chambers Courtroom Room 035 on the […]

Increase in influenza activity across Indiana

Residents urged to get flu shot, wash hands, cover coughs & stay home when sick FORT WAYNE, Ind. (12/28/2017) – Health officials across the state of Indiana are seeing an increase in influenza like illnesses.  Indiana has moved from sporadic influenza activity to now, widespread activity.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

2017-2018 Influenza Updates

Estimates of anticipated influenza activity are based on the flu season of countries in the Southern Hemisphere, including Australia.  So far this season, Australia has had almost 2½ times more infections than in the same period last year. They have seen a doubling of their hospitalizations and deaths from influenza this year as well, and […]

STD clinic services limited on Jan. 4

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (12/21/2017) – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health’s STD Clinic will be open for walk-in appointments 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. on Jan. 4. For more information about the STD Clinic, please click here. If you have any questions, please contact the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health […]

Health Dept. awarded grant to provide education, distribute naloxone

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Oct. 24, 2017). – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health was awarded a grant from the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) that will allow the department to distribute naloxone kits to community agencies in an effort to help prevent fatal opioid overdoses. The kits contain naloxone hydrochloride, a non-narcotic medication […]

Bats could pose rabies risks for residents

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (9/18/2017). –- If a bat is found in your home, do not kill it or set it free if there is a chance it may have come in contact with a person or pet.  County health officials urge you instead to safely capture the bat and contact the local animal control office […]

Clinic services limited on Sept. 25, Sept. 28 & Oct. 2

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (9/15/2017) – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health’s immunization services clinic will be closed on Sept. 25 and Oct. 2. The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health’s STD and infectious disease clinics will be closed on Sept. 28. If you have any questions, please contact the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health […]