Grundy County COVID-19 Update (09.29.21)









Vaccine Availability


The Grundy County Health Department has vaccine available, please call (660) 359-4196 for an appointment or sign-up online: https://grundychd.as.me/


Flu shots for all ages are available on a walk-in basis beginning October 8.


 

Pfizer Booster Dose Now Available for Eligible Missourians


Missourians who received the Pfizer vaccine can receive a booster shot at least six months after their initial series based on CDC guidance:


  • people 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster;

  • people aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster;

  • people aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster; and

  • people aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting (e.g. frontline medical workers, teachers, and first responders) may receive a booster.

Visit the CDC website for the list of medical conditions categorized as high-risk. Missourians with an underlying medical condition are encouraged to speak with their healthcare provider about whether a booster shot is right for them.


Federal health experts are still reviewing data from Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) and will decide when recipients may be eligible for a booster shot. Missouri providers will be ready to administer Moderna and Johnson & Johnson booster shots when they are recommended.


 

Third Dose for Immunocompromised People (Moderna & Pfizer)


The CDC has recommended an additional vaccine dose of Moderna or Pfizer 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.







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