Health Department Adds New Employees

MEDFORD, Ore. — More than a dozen positions will be added to the Jackson County Health and Human Services department after it was awarded several state grants. Jackson County commissioners signed off on the additions Tuesday morning at their weekly staff meeting. The department won five state grants, which will add the equivalent of 14 … Continue reading »

Possible Hepatitis A Exposure in Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — Health officials are warning customers of Evo’s Coffee Lounge in Ashland that they may have been exposed to Hepatitis A. The Jackson County Health Department says one kind of smoothie made at the shop may have contained the recently recalled Organic Antioxidant Blend, produced by Townsend Farms and sold at Costco warehouses … Continue reading »

Demand For Flu Shots Still High

MEDFORD, Ore. — The demand for flu shots in Jackson County remains high and if you’re looking for a vaccine for your child, you may have to call your local pediatrician. In Oregon, children under the age of 11 can not receive a vaccine from a pharmacy. The Jackson County Health Department offers the flu … Continue reading »

Ashland Creek Under E Coli Warning

ASHLAND, Ore. — The Jackson County Health Department urges the public to avoid swimming in Ashland Creek due to recent water quality test results. The findings show current E Coli levels in the water exceed standards for healthy recreational use. If you come into contact with the water, health officials urge you to immediately wash … Continue reading »