Grundy County COVID-19 Update (01.27.22)






Case Update


The Grundy County Health Department will now include reinfections and home tests in the case report. A backlog of 49 reinfections and home test cases that occurred prior to January 1 has been added to the total number of cases.


Grundy County has added an additional death bringing the total to 63.


Although, only a small fraction of home tests are likely reported, the health department provides guidance on self-isolation for individuals that report home tests. Call 660/359-4196 to report a positive home test.


A reinfection is when a person becomes infected with COVID, enough time passes, and later becomes infected again. A person is considered to have been reinfected if they test positive again 90 days or more after their first positive test.


Vaccine Availability


The Grundy County Health Department has COVID-19 vaccine available, please call (660) 359-4196 for an appointment.


 

Flu Vaccine Available


The Grundy County Health Department has flu vaccine available for all ages on Tuesdays from 10 am to 1 pm and 2-4 pm. No appointment is needed. Vaccine available for all ages, including High Dose vaccine for people 65 and over. Please bring Medicare, Medicaid, or private insurance card for billing purposes. Donations will be accepted for individuals who are uninsured.


 


Booster Dose Information


Pfizer-BioNTech

  • Everyone 12 years and older should get a booster at least 5 months after your second shot

  • Pfizer only booster for teens age 12-17

  • Pfizer or Moderna (mRNA vaccines) are preferred in most situations for adults



Moderna

  • Adults 18 years and older should get a booster at least 5 months after your second shot

  • Pfizer or Moderna (mRNA vaccines) are preferred in most situations for adults



Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen

  • Adults 18 years and older should get a booster at least 2 months after receiving your dose of J&J

  • Pfizer or Moderna (mRNA vaccines) are preferred in most situations for adults


 

On December 16, the CDC endorsed the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommendation that expressed a clinical preference for individuals to receive an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine over Johnson & Johnson.











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