On This Page: Immunizations for International Travel, High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) , Blood Sugar Check and TB. Please see the link at the left for information about STD /HIV testing.
Immunizations for International Travel
The health department follows the CDC current recommendations for international travel. The following vaccine is available: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, MMR, Td and Tdap. Charges are based on the current cost of the vaccine. Please call for additional information at 859-873-4541.
CDC LINK to International Travel Information
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
Hypertension is the term doctors use for high blood pressure. Blood pressure readings are usually given as 2 numbers. For example, 140 over 90 (written as 140/90). The top number is your systolic pressure, the pressure created when your heart beats. The bottom number is your diastolic pressure, the pressure inside blood vessels when the heart is at rest. Both numbers do not have to be high. You have hypertension if either or both of these numbers are too high. Information on blood pressure is available at: http://www.cdc.gov/bloodpressure/
The Woodford County Health Department accepts referrals from physicians for blood pressure monitoring. This saves you a physician office visit just to monitor you blood pressure.
Blood Sugar Checks
Normal blood sugar levels should be less than 100mg/dL when fasting and less than 140 mg/dL two hours after eating.
TB Skin Testing: The health department screens for TB risk factors and tests if appropriate. The cost for a TB Skin Test ia a flat fee. Please call the health department for the current charge (859-873-4541). Follow-up is available for individulas with active TB infection and disease.
The CDC website has detailed information on TB. The information includes Basic Facts, Signs & Symptoms, Risk Factors and Treatment to name a few. Please visit the CDC website: http://www.cdc.gov/tb/
Good nutrition is important to good health, disease prevention and for healthy growth. Visit the CDC Website for information on a variety of nutrition related topics. The information may be helpful to you: http://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/