Summit County Public Health Clinic Brochure

CDC - CDC Guidance for Travel and Testing of Pregnant Women and Women of Reproductive Age for Zika Virus Infection Related to the Investigation for Local Mosquito-borne Zika Virus Transmission in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, Florida - August 1, 2016

ODH Links:

CDC - Recommendations for Subsequent Zika IgM Antibody Testing - June 21, 2016
CDC - Alert to U.S. Healthcare Facilities: First mcr-1 Gene in E. coli Bacteria found in a Human in the United States
ODH/CDC - Update: Interim Guidance for Health Care Providers Caring for Women of Reproductive Age with Possible Zika Virus Exposure — United States, 2016
CDC - Diagnostic Testing of Urine Specimens for Suspected Zika Virus Infection - May 25, 2016
ODH Zika Testing Recommendations - May 11, 2016
CDC Sends Out New Guidance on Caring for Infants and Children with Possible Zika Virus Infection - February 19, 2016
Zika Virus Testing - February 9, 2016

Shigellosis XDR - January 28, 2016

Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program

"The Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program at the Ohio Department of Health was created to work with Local Health Departments, providers and birthing facilities to encourage and facilitate the administration of Hepatitis B Immune Globulin and hepatitis B vaccine to babies of hepatitis B-positive moms, and thereby reduce the possibility of them contracting hepatitis B virus at birth. Within the first 12 hours of birth, a high-risk baby is given a dose of hepatitis B vaccine as well as a dose of Hepatitis B Immune Globulin (HBIG) for immediate protection. The vaccine is the first of three doses the baby will need by 6 months of age. After the third dose, the baby will need to have blood drawn to see if he or she has developed the antibody protection needed to prevent the disease. Ohio babies get HBIG and hepatitis B vaccine free of charge with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the state of Ohio. Funding also allows for testing and vaccinations for other people living in the baby’s household for greater protection of the baby." (, accessed 9/16/15.)

Summit County Public Health provides regional coordination for the Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program in Summit, Stark, Medina and Wayne counties.  Each local health department within the four counties has designated Public Health Nurses who work with the program.  These nurses provide case management and assure access to vaccine for the infant household and sexual contacts.  Follow-up continues from identification of a HBsAg+ pregnant woman through vaccination and completion of post-vaccine serology for all contacts.  Nurses work closely with maternal, infant and family medical providers during this time.  Early notification from community medical providers helps assure delivering hospitals have appropriate vaccines available at the time of delivery and helps minimize the transmission of Hepatitis B in the home setting.


For Local Prenatal Providers:

For Hospital Providers:


To report TB test results or discuss
case-specific concerns:

Phone number 330-375-2662
Fax number  330-752-7157

Ebola Virus Disease Information for Clinicians in U.S. Healthcare Settings (August 10, 2014)

CDC - General Information on Measles 4/25/14
CDC - Clinical Information on Measles
CDC - Measles Lab Tools

ODH - Information on Mumps for Health Care Professionals 4/10/14

Flu Information for Health Professionals

SCPH will not be offering public influenza vaccine clinics as we have in the past.  The influenza vaccine is readily available throughout the area at grocery stores, pharmacies, and other accessible locations.  Locations for flu vaccines are available by visiting

Immunization Action Coalition
CDC - CRE Toolkit

Best Practices

Best Practices for Health Care Professionals on the Use of PCR for Diagnosing Pertussis


CDC Learning Connection – Where the public health community goes to learn. Learn More »

Notices & Advisories



Immunization Information for
Health Professionals
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