Facts not rumor: what’s really happening with hepatitis A in Marion County

Facts not rumor: what’s really happening with hepatitis A in Marion County

Marion County — Recently, there has been outrage on social media aimed toward the Florida Department of Health in Marion County for providing press releases to the media regarding restaurant employees who were infected with hepatitis A. Ocala Post spoke with the health department to clarify some of the misinformation and false speculations being spread […]

HEALTH ALERT: Hepatitis A vaccination recommended after Zaxby’s worker tested positive

HEALTH ALERT: Hepatitis A vaccination recommended after Zaxby’s worker tested positive

Ocala, Florida — The Florida Department of Health in Marion County has identified a case of hepatitis A in a food service worker in Ocala. Per the department’s epidemiological investigation, the affected individual worked at Zaxby’s, located at 6033 SW Highway 200, while infectious from May 13 – June 2, 2019. The hepatitis A vaccine may […]

2018 Back to school walk-in immunization clinics, information you must know

2018 Back to school walk-in immunization clinics, information you must know

Marion County — The Florida Department of Health in Marion County will host the back to school immunization clinics beginning Saturday, July 21, in Ocala, located at 1801 Southeast 32nd Avenue. Students entering kindergarten, attending, or transferring to a Florida public school need the following vaccines: four or five doses of DTaP (diptheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis); four […]

Free swim lessons available for children

Free swim lessons available for children

Ocala, Florida — Drowning is the number one cause of unintentional injury-related death for children ages 1–4. On average, more than 1,000 children die each year in the U.S. due to unintentional drowning and more than 5,000 are seen in emergency rooms for injuries from near-drowning incidents. In an effort to protect Marion County’s children […]