Welcome to the Franklin County Health Department!
We are located in the Franklin County Government Center – Room 210
1010 Franklin Ave.
Brookville, IN 47012
Our services include community health nursing education, child and adult immunizations, environmental services and vital records. Please see our services and fees page for more information.
Franklin County Health Department is a small rural community with lots of history and country charm.
We are in need of Volunteers to help our citizens.
Interested in donating some of your time and talents?
Reach out for more information. email@example.com
9am to 12noon
Indiana Mobile Clinic is coming!
OFFERING COVID, FLU VACCINES and COVID testing for Adults & Children
1290 Fairfield Ave
Brookville IN 47012
February 8th & 9th
Wednesday and Thursday
12PM – 6PM each day
The CDC recommends how to protect yourself and your loved ones- based on 3 levels--- Low, Medium & High.
Check on Thursday to see the updated level for your county!
Getting ready to travel and curious what level is in the area? Click on County Check and BE PREPARED!
COVID tests can help you know if you have COVID-19 when you have symptoms, have been exposed, or are about to meet up with others.
Helping Hoosiers live better.
With extreme cold expected this weekend, warming centers will be open across the state for those in need of a safe and warm place to stay.
Indiana 211 is your community’s resource for updated locations and hours of warmings centers in your area, as many of the traditional locations people may seek shelter could be closed due to the holidays.
What is RSV? Respiratory Syncytial Virus, also known as RSV, is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold like symptoms. Most people recover in 1-2 weeks, but for infants and older adults, it can be serious.
Why is this concerning? An estimated 58,000-80,000 children younger than 5 years old are hospitalized each year in the U.S. due to RSV infection. Severe RSV cases can cause inflammation of the small airways in the lung (bronchiolitis) and/or infections of the lungs (pneumonia).
Who is at greatest risk?
- Premature infants
- Infants, especially those 6 months and younger
- Older adults, especially 65 years and older
- Children younger than 2 years old with chronic lung disease or congenital heart disease
- Adults with chronic heart or lung disease
- Children and adults with weakened immune systems
- Children who have neuromuscular disorders, including difficulties swallowing or clearing mucus secretions
- Signs & Symptoms
- Runny nose, coughing, sneezing
- Decrease in appetite
For very young infants, can be:
- Decreased activity
- Breathing difficulties
- Virus droplets from cough or sneeze get into eyes/nose/mouth
- Direct contact with the virus – such as kissing the face of a child with RSV
- Touching a surface that the virus was on, like a doorknob, then touching your face before washing your hands
Protect yourself and your loved ones
- Wash hands often
- Keep your hands off your face
- Avoid close contact with sick people
- Cover your coughs and sneezes
- Clean and disinfect surfaces
- Stay home when you’re sick
*Although researchers are working hard developing vaccines and antivirals, there currently aren’t any specific treatments for RSV. Most RSV infections go away on their own within a couple of weeks. You can attempt to relieve some symptoms with over-the-counter fever reducers and pain relievers, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Ensure that you are drinking plenty of fluids to avoid becoming dehydrated. If symptoms continue to worsen or you or your loved one begin to have difficulty breathing contact a healthcare professional immediately.
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