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Whooping cough (pertussis). A contagious disease that can be deadly for babies
Whooping cough can be dangerous, especially for newborns and babies
Whooping cough can lead to pneumonia (a serious lung infection, convulsions, brain damage, apnea, death, “About half of babies younger than 1 year old who get whooping cough are hospitalized.”
Symptoms of whooping cough: low-grade fever, exhaustion after coughing fits, vomiting during or after coughing fits, runny nose, apnea—babies may have a pause in breathing, paroxysms—coughing fits followed by a high-pitched “whoop,” babies may have little or no cough.
Whooping cough is highly contagious. Make sure your child gets all 5 doses of DTaP vaccine to help protect him against whooping cough, diphtheria and tetanus.
Dose #1 at 2 months
Dose #2 at 4 months
Dose #3 at 6 months
Dose #4 at 15-18 months
Dose #5 at 4-6 years
Pregnant women should get the whooping cough vaccine during each pregnancy to help protect their newborns until they get DTaP vaccine at 2 months old.

Welcome to the Sidney-Shelby County Health Department

We are here to serve the citizens of Shelby County by protecting and improving the health of the community, and preventing disease by providing surveillance, education and service programs.


Public Health is an essential part of any community.


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The Sidney-Shelby County Health Department works to prevent illness, promote health, and protect those who live, work, and visit our community.

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Current Events

Paint your rock an add it to our community Rock snake, let see how long we can make him. He is located outside the Health Department.


The Health Department is open late the first and third Wednesday of each month 7:30am to 6:00pm

COVID-19 – Free Test Kits Available

Test kits available at the Health Department as supplies last


 Covid Guidance

Free Mosquito Control Tablets

The Sidney-Shelby County Health Department is giving away free mosquito control larvicide tablets to Shelby County residents. Residents can stop at the Health Department and pickup these tablets to control mosquitoes on their property (limit 5 packs). Mosquitos are known to transmit diseases such as West Nile virus and several forms of encephalitis. Please help us “FIGHT THE BITE” in Shelby County. These tablets are being given out through an OEPA Mosquito Control Grant. Please visit ohio.gov/mosquito or contact our Environmental Division at (937)498-7249 for more information on mosquitoes.