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About Us

The mission of the Vaccine-Preventable Disease Epidemiology Program is to prevent and control vaccine-preventable diseases that are reportable in the state of Ohio.  The staff members of the Vaccine-Preventable Disease Epidemiology Program work with our local health department partners and other agencies and organizations throughout the state to:

  • Conduct surveillance of reportable vaccine-preventable diseases in Ohio
  • Investigate vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks and clusters
  • Provide guidance to local health departments and healthcare professionals
  • Provide vaccine-preventable disease surveillance data

Our staff consists of epidemiologists and a public health nurse consultant.


Please contact us if you require assistance with vaccine-preventable diseases or issues:

Ohio Department of Health
Bureau of Infectious Diseases
Vaccine-Preventable Disease Epidemiology
246 N. High St.
Columbus, OH  43215
Phone: (614) 995-5599
Fax: (614) 564-2499
E-mail: SMED@odh.ohio.gov

Page updated: 4/9/2019