Grundy County COVID-19 Update (08.20.21)
The Grundy County Health Department has vaccine available, please call (660) 359-4196 for an appointment or sign-up online: https://grundychd.as.me/
Third Dose for Immunocompromised People
The CDC has recommended an additional vaccine dose for people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised.
This includes people who have:
Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
Advanced or untreated HIV infection
Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response
People should talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them.
The third dose is only recommended for individuals who received Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, at this time additional doses of Johnson & Johnson are not recommended.
Call the Grundy County Health Department for more information.
Missouri Incentive Drawing for Vaccinated Individuals
On July 21, Governor Parson announced an incentive drawing to encourage Missouri residents to get vaccinated with cash prizes of $10,000. There are separate drawing pools for individuals vaccinated before or after July 21. To register or find out more visit, https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/win.
Starting in July, the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services will partner with the Missouri Lottery to draw 180 winners in 5 randomized drawings who will win either $10,000 cash or $10,000 towards an education savings account. In total, the state will award 900 individuals throughout the incentive program.
CDC Updated Guidance
On July 27, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated their guidance for fully vaccinated people due to the increased transmissibility of the Delta variant currently circulating in the United States. The updated guidance includes the following additions:
Added a recommendation for fully vaccinated people to wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission.
Added information that fully vaccinated people might choose to wear a mask regardless of the level of transmission, particularly if they are immunocompromised or at increased risk for severe disease from COVID-19, or if they have someone in their household who is immunocompromised, at increased risk of severe disease or not fully vaccinated.
Added a recommendation for fully vaccinated people who have a known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 to be tested 3-5 days after exposure, and to wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days or until they receive a negative test result.
CDC recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to schools, regardless of vaccination status.
For the full text of the Updated guidance for Fully Vaccinated People, click HERE.
If you are not fully vaccinated and aged 2 or older, you should wear a mask in indoor public places.