Protecting Lexington's pets: 593 rabies shots given at annual clinic
The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department held its annual low-cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic Thursday, May 9, at the Third Street Fire Station. Staff helped protect Lexington's pets by giving 593 $3 rabies shots to the community's dogs and cats. Want to see pictures from the event? Click here.
For more information about our Rabies Control Program, click here.
May is Hepatitis Awareness Month
The month of May is designated as Hepatitis Awarness Month.Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C can become chronic, life-long infections which can lead to liver cancer. Millions of Americans are living with chronic viral hepatitis, and many do not know they are infected.CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis is leading a national campaign called Know More Hepatitis. The initiative aims increase awareness about this hidden epidemic and encouraging people born from 1945-1965 to get tested for Hepatitis C. Click here to learn more about hepatitis.
Save the date: Family Wellness Expo is June 22
Our partners at the Lexington Division of Parks & Recreation join us in hosting the Minority Family Wellness Expo 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the William Wells Brown Community Center. There will be activities for the whole family, including health screenings, demos, prizes, gift card incentives and more. Health screenings include: cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), hearing, vision, HIV testing, diabetes foot screenings, height, weight,
dental checks & an “ask a doc” information table. Come join the fun!
Recent amendments made to Food Service Regulation 19
During the April 2013 Board of Health meeting, the Board approved recent amendments made to Food Service Regulation 19. Click here to see a full copy of the updated regulation. Click here to see a copy that highlights the amendments.
Board of Health selects 2013 Public Health Heroes Award winners
The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s Board of Health has selected Anita Courtney and Teens Against Tobacco Use as the 2013 Public Health Heroes. The award is given annually to individuals who have demonstrated their dedication to improving the health of Lexington residents. The awards are given each April as part of National Public Health Week. More >
Lexington restaurant scores now online
To help diners in Lexington stay better informed, we are now posting restaurant inspections scores on this website. We inspect about 1,500 establishments each year, twice per year. This includes restaurants, school and university cafeterias, supermarkets, convenience stores, farmers' markets, permanent and temporary concession stands and anywhere else food is routinely served. View online scores >