MOUNT VERNON — Knox County Health Commissioner Dennis Murray reported that 500 doses of H1N1 vaccine were administered by the health department in the first 10 days of the program. Murray made his report at the monthly meeting of the board of health.
Murray said supplies of the vaccine are coming into the county slowly, and that some health care professionals might have some. Vaccinations of H1N1 are only being given to a priority group consisting of pregnant women, health care professionals and medical workers, and caregivers to children under the age of 6 months. Murray said the health department had ordered enough vaccine for the county based on population; it was just a matter of when it was received.
Murray reported a letter was hand delivered to Henry’s at the Curtis, as required by law, detailing the reasons for the health department to suspend and revoke the restaurant’s food service license. Henry’s had 10 days to request an appeal, which it did. The board set Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the health department for the hearing.
In other business, the board:
•Approved a contract with the Ohio Department of Health to conduct enforcement activities in accordance with the Smoke Free Workplace Act.
•Approved a contract renewal with the Licking County Board of Health for radon grant funding.
•Approved a contract addendum with the Holmes County Board of Health for epidemiological services as part of the Public Health Emergency Response funding for H1N1.
•Reported it received two estimates from salvage companies to clean up the David Proper property at 11337 Armentrout Road in Berlin Township. A meeting with Proper to discuss his options was set for Oct. 29.
•Reported a meeting with Mr. and Mrs. Compton was held concerning a sewage system and water supply problem at 21241 Coshocton Road. The Comptons have until Nov. 20 to make sure the sewer and water systems meet health department standards. If they do not, a hearing will be held Nov. 20.
•Reported the swimming pool at the Super 8 Motel has met all requirements, including the hiring of a certified pool operator, and is now open. Some continuing problems with automatic controller for chlorine have kept the spa closed for now. That problem is expected to be resolved in the near future.