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Madison County Health Department

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On-line scheduling is NOT available. Please call our clinics to schedule appointments.

Hours of Operation

Mon, 8AM-6PM
Tues-Thurs, 8AM-4:30PM
Fri, 8AM-12PM

Mon, 8AM-6PM
Tues, 9:30AM-6PM
Wed-Thurs, 8AM-4:30PM
Fri, 8AM-12PM

Environmental, MEPCO and Administration
Mon-Fri 8AM-4:30PM

After Hours

Public Health and Environmental Emergencies Only

859-623-7312 option 8

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New Hepatitis A Immunization Requirements Take Effect July 1st

Children must be vaccinated before 2018-2019 school year begins

In 2017 the Kentucky Department for Public Health amended its school immunization regulations to include mandatory vaccination for Hepatitis A for all children prior to attending school. (902 KAR 2:060) The Hepatitis A vaccine is given in two doses and the regulation takes effect July 1, 2018. All students must have at least one dose of the vaccine before they can attend school. A Provisional Certificate of Immunization Status can be given after one dose, but to stay enrolled the student must get the second immunization.

Hepatitis A is a vaccine-preventable, communicable disease of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). It is usually transmitted person-to-person through the fecal-oral route or consumption of contaminated food or water. Immunization is required for students in grades K-12, daycare centers, and preschool programs. Students should have their first shot by mid-February in order to complete the two-shot series before the start of the new school year, but the provisional certificate is available and students may attend school after one dose.

Again, these new regulations apply to children attending child daycare centers, certified family childcare homes, preschool programs, and public and private primary and secondary schools, and require students to have current immunization certificates on file. Vaccinations are recommended for children ranging from 12 months to 18 years-old.

If parents are uncertain whether their child is up-to-date on Hepatitis A or any other required immunizations, they can contact their health care provider, the Madison County Health Department or go online with the Madison County School’s Infinite Campus parent portal to check their child’s immunization record.

Parents are encouraged to check the status of all required immunizations annually before the start of a new school year.

If you have further questions, please contact Madison County Health Department PIO Jim Thacker at: (859) 626-4259.


If you come to the Madison County Health Department's Richmond Clinic, you might see the staff wearing a new button. We've started a new CARE (Cardiovascular Assessment, Risk reduction and Education) program.

Nurses will check your blood pressure anytime. It is a quick visit, no appointment needed and it is a FREE service.

Come learn about your blood pressure - it’s for your health!

Booster seatFREE car seat CHECK and INSTALL

Seventy-three percent of all car seats are misused- meaning they are either not installed properly or the child is not in the correct seat. Let us help you protect your family. MCHD offers FREE car seat CHECKS in both Richmond and Berea. Call 228-2044 today for an appointment!

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Baptist Health Hospital, Richmond
Every Wednesday
March 15 - May 3
6:00 - 7:30PM

Call 228-2044 to register.

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