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Results of Food Handlers Training Survey with Local Food Establishments

Guidance for Kissing Bugs and Chagas Disease – Find information on Kissing Bugs and Chagas Disease here.
This insect is probably present throughout Kentucky but known encounters have been very rare. Please contact your epidemiologist with additional questions.

Rising Injection Drug Use Sparks Hepatitis C Cases- Click here for The Pioneer News article 

It’s Cryptosporidiosis Season in Kentucky! This parasite can survive for days in chlorinated pools and cause severe GI illness in both adults and children. Click here to access a fact sheet on cryptosporidiosis and please contact your healthcare provider if you are ill. For questions, contact Brittany Bell, Bullitt County Health Department Epidemiologist. 

FLU Vaccinations

The Bullitt County Health Department wants to remind the community the best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu vaccination each year. Bullitt County Health Department and VaxCare are partnering to offer flu vaccinations on a walk-in basis at the health department on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesdays 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Fridays 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

1. Please note Bullitt County Health Department has partnered with VaxCare to provide flu shots. The billing process will be handled by VaxCare.

2. Please bring your insurance cards. For non-insured patients or patients who do not have coverage with any insurance company, flu shots will be $23 and $45 for high-dose vaccine.

3. All children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. If you are a guardian, you must bring guardianship papers with you. We are required to copy guardianship papers on site before the flu shot can be administered.

4. Please wear a short-sleeved shirt for your convenience.

For any questions or for more information, please call 502-955-7837. Click Here for more information

kynect

By using kynect, you may receive payment assistance, special discounts or tax credits to help cover the costs of coverage for you, your family or your employees. kynect will allow you to compare and select insurance plans and find out if you qualify for programs like Medicaid or the Kentucky Children’s Health Insurance Program. Learn more at: kynect. To print a fact sheet, click: kynect Fact Sheet.pdf. To print a list of frequently asked questions, click: FAQs.pdf.

How can I find someone to help me?
You can go online to kynect.ky.gov and search for an Insurance Agent or kynector. You can also chat with or call Customer Service at kynect.ky.gov or 1-855-4kynect (459-6328), TTY: 1-855-326-4654.

Bullitt County Is Selected as a HeartSafe Community--
FRANKFORT, KY (July 25, 2013) – The Cabinet for Health and Family Services and the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) announced today that Bullitt County is the next Kentucky county to earn the designation HeartSafe Community, an honor set aside for communities that have met criteria to better respond to cardiac arrests. Bullitt County joins Ashland-Boyd, Warren, McCracken, Shelby and Jefferson Counties on the growing list of counties working to be healthier and safer places to live.

“Heart disease affects the lives of many Kentuckians so it is imperative that we work together to make our state HeartSafe,”said DPH Commissioner Stephanie Mayfield, M.D. “We must be prepared to respond to cardiac arrest. I commend the citizens of Bullitt County for recognizing the seriousness of this public health issue and taking the necessary steps to become a HeartSafe Community.” Read full press release, click here.

HPV Vaccine
The BCHD is offering the Gardasil HPV vaccine for boys & girls ages 9-26 years of age.  The cost of the HPV vaccine is only $7.00, regardless of insurance status.  (We do not file your insurance)
The HPV vaccine is a series of 3.  You receive your first one, 2 months later your second one and 4 months later your third one. Please call for an appointment 502-955-7837. Bring a copy of your immunization record with you for your appointment.
Our goal is to reduce cervical cancer disparties in KY by preventing Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection.