is a potentially fatal illness that may strike at any time. Nearly
10% of those affected, will die from the disease. In some cases-even
with treatment-this disease can potentially kill an otherwise
healthy young person in less than 48 hours. Those who survive the
disease may suffer hearing loss, brain damage and loss of limbs.
A person can catch meningitis by having contact with
someone who has the bacteria in their nose or throat (some may not
even be sick/or have symptoms, but still be spreading the disease).
Why take a chance? Most adolescent cases in the US (up to 83%) could
potentially be prevented by a single vaccination that has proved to
be safe. This vaccine is available at the Williams County Health
Department at a cost of $10.00 for adolescents 18 years and under.
Many colleges require this vaccine for admission.
Please call the health department (419) 485-3141 or
private physician, if you have any questions.
(Please click on any of the following for a
Non-Prescription Medication Instructions
Medication Drop-Off and Pick-Up Instructions
Asthma Action Plan ALA
Plan Spanish ALA
Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan
See Medication Forms required for use of medications at school
See Seizure Action Plan