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Communicable Disease Division


Communicable diseases are illnesses caused by specific infectious agents or their toxic products and are transmitted from an infected person, animal or inanimate reservoir to another person. Education, prevention, treatment and the investigation of cases/sources/causes of those illnesses are the responsibilities of Health Department Staff assigned to the Control of Communicable Disease program. Schools, hospitals, clients and the entire community collaborate in the efforts to keep the county  a healthy place in which to live.

Contact Us
Contact Person: Robin Opfermann, RN
Phone: 734-240-7832
Toll free: 888-354-5500 Ext. 7832

Immunization Clinic
Provides protection from:

  • Diphtheria 
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B  
  • HIB  
  • Human Papillomavirus Infection
  • Influenza  
  • Measles    
  • Meningococcal Disease       
  • Mumps              
  • Pneumococcal Disease
  • Pertussis       
  • Polio                   
  • Rubella            
  • Shingles     
  • Tetanus
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox)         

Appointments required, Clinic hours are:
Monday, 9:00am-11:30am and 1:00pm-4:00pm
Tuesday, 9:00am-11:30am and 1:00pm-4:00pm
Wednesday, 9:00am-11:30am and 1:00pm-4:00pm. Please note that on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month the clinic has extended hours from 1:00pm-6:00pm.
Closed Thursday
Friday, 9:00am-11:30am and 1:00pm-4:00pm

Must meet eligibility requirements for some immunizations

For More Information Call 734-240-7800 or toll free at 888-354-5500, Ext. 7800

Adult Immunization Schedule
Childhood/Adolescent Immunization Schedule

Communicable Disease Reporting -  For Monroe County schools

Quick links:

Handwashing - American Academy of Pediatrics (healthychildren.org)
Why is Hand Washing So Important? - Kids Health for Parents

Other Information:

CDC - Diseases and Conditions
CDC - En Espanol


The Zika Virus is a virus primarily spread through infected mosquitoes, though can also be transmitted through sexual contact. Zika is linked to serious birth defects including microcephaly, a condition in which a baby's head is much smaller than expected. Microcephaly can result in a variety of health and development problems, including seizures, intellectual disabilities, developmental delays, problems with balance, trouble feeding, vision problems, and more. Recently the Zika virus has become a significant public health concern as it continues to spread internationally. 

For more information on Zika, visit:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS)

The World Health Organization (WHO)