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Purchase District Health Department Vaccine Update 5/12/2021


PDHD is administering the Moderna Vaccine. You must be 18 or older to receive this vaccine. Please be certain you’re available to return 28 days following your first dose to receive the second dose. You must receive your second dose from the organization that administered your first.

At the McCracken County Health Center Walk-ins are welcome. Please see below for the clinic schedule. Call 270-444-9625 with any questions.

In Ballard County if you would like a Vaccination Sleeve please visit the Ballard County Health Center. 

If you are in the Phase 1, 2, or 3 population and live in Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton, or Hickman County  you can schedule by calling:

The Ballard County Health Center at (270) 665-5432.

The Carlisle County Health Center at (270) 628-5431.

The Fulton County Health Center at (270) 236-2825.

The Hickman County Health Center at (270) 653-6110.

Please be patient as call volumes will be high.


Phase 1:

1a: Healthcare workers, first responders

1b: 70 plus, teachers, and childcare workers (licensed facility, registered professional, or certified home)

1c: 60-69, CDC defined high risk, essential workers

Phase 2:

Anyone aged 40 or older.

Phase 3:

Anyone aged 16 or older.


Purchase District Health Department District Board meeting on May 27, 2021 from 5:30p-7:30p is open to the public.
To join please visit: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85209218199 

Our Mission

The mission of the Purchase District Health Department is to provide environmental, preventive, curative, and health maintenance services to area citizens.  Our primary goal is to have individuals in the Purchase adopt habits and behaviors that support a long and productive life span.  This goal can be reached by direct health care, health education and counseling, and enforcement of laws that protect health and the environment.

To enable our clients to achieve their optimal functional level, we provide quality, cost effective care to all clients served regardless of their race, color, religion, age, sex, economic status, handicap status, political beliefs, or national origin.  We treat all clients with dignity and respect as we strive to help them.

View the Air Quality!

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Food Certification

You can now take your food manager certification training online! Click for more information!

Food Code

Information for the difference between the 2005 and the 2013 food code.

Restaurant Scores and Ratings

You can view scores and ratings for all restaurants inspected by the Purchase District Health Department in Ballard, Carlise, Fulton, Hickman and McCracken counties. Scores are updated on a daily to weekly basis. Please use ALL CAPITALS when searching by name of establishments.

Information Regarding Restaurant Grade Posting

On August 1, 2013 the Purchase District Health began implementing a new policy that requires restaurants in Ballard, Carlise, Fulton Hickman and McCracken counties to post a letter grade that corresponds to their health department inspection score. You can view details regarding the new policy and to see a copy of ordinance.

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