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Clinic Services Closed this Afternoon in Mission

Due to a water main break in the area, JCDHE clinic services in Mission (6000 Lamar) will be closed for the remainder of the afternoon today. Normal operations should resume tomorrow morning. If the situation continues longer than expected, any changes in operating hours will be posted.

150 Volunteers Needed for Community Health Assessment

Community Health Assessment Survey LogoEvery three years the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment joins with nonprofit hospitals and other community partners to conduct a Community Health Assessment (CHA).

Staying safe in the heat

Record-setting temperatures over the Memorial Day weekend are a reminder that citizens who need a place to cool down during hot days are encouraged to visit one of the Johnson County Library’s 13 branches. All of these facilities will be available during normal business hours.

Measles investigation in Johnson County comes to a close

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment identified 22 cases of measles that were epidemiologically linked after an infant who was too young to be vaccinated was infected with measles while traveling internationally. Health officials began investigating the outbreak on March 8 and continued until it was declared over on May 28 by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. 

Johnson County maintains #1 ranking as healthiest place to live in Kansas

Johnson County maintains its top ranking as the healthiest place to live in Kansas according to the ninth annual County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, released on March 14, 2018 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI). The Rankings are available at www.countyhealthrankings.org.

Three measles cases confirmed in Johnson County

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) has confirmed three cases of measles in a Johnson County, Kan. child care facility. All identified cases are in children less than one year of age, who are too young to be vaccinated for the disease. Those at risk for the disease have been contacted and the investigation is ongoing.

Immunization clinics closed on March 12, 2018

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment's immunization clinics in Olathe (11875 S. Sunset Drive) and Mission (6000 Lamar Ave.) will be closed on Monday, March 12, 2018. All other walk-in services will be available at both locations from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

New shingles vaccine for adults over age 50 now available in clinics

Shingles on skinThe new shingles vaccine that is 90 percent effective in preventing shingles and postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), the most common complication from shingles, is now available at the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment’s immunization clinics.

WIC Offices Closed on Jan. 10, 2018

The WIC (Women/Infants/Children) offices in Olathe and Mission will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 for staff training on the new eWIC program. 

Tdap Vaccine Clinic on Jan. 23, 2018

The Tdap vaccine protects adults from tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough). Whooping cough can be a life-threatening illness for infants less than a year old. Babies can catch the disease from household members and caregivers who might not know they are infected.

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