What’s happening at the Health Department the week of March 28st –

March 30, 2022

1. COVID-19 vaccine clinic – Thursday, March 31st. We have Moderna, Pfizer and J&J vaccines available for initial, second, and booster doses. Booster doses are available for ages 12 and up, 5 months after the initial series is completed for Moderna and Pfizer. Booster doses help your body continue to build an immune response to COVID-19, which helps reduce your risk of severe illness, hospitalization and death due to COVID-19. Vaccines are by appointment, call us at 660-395-4711 or request an appointment online at www.maconmohealth.org/appointment

2. Community garden meeting – Wednesday, March 30th at 3:45, we will be meeting at the MU extension office to discuss the community garden project. We are working with MU extension to get the project up and running for the summer and cannot wait to get it started! If you are interested in volunteering to help plant, maintain, water, weed or would like gardening education, feel free to attend! https://fb.me/e/1oqhOqYr0

3. WIC – certifications on Monday and pick-ups on Tuesday.

a. Another temporary increase to the fruit and vegetable voucher was approved through September 2022. This increase allows families on WIC to get more money to buy fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables each month! If you have already received April’s WIC benefits, you will have to come back to the office before April 1st to get your benefits updated. The increase goes from normal amount of $9-$11 to:

i. $24 per month for children

ii. $43 per month for pregnant women, some and non- breastfeeding women

iii. $47 per month for exclusively breastfeeding women

iv. $70.50 per month for exclusively breastfeeding women of multiples

4. Immunizations

a. Adult immunizations: flu, pneumonia, shingles, tdap, tetanus, COVID-19

b. Childhood immunizations to protect against preventable disease. This is a great time to make up missed immunizations or get ahead on required back-to-school immunizations. Our nurses are our vaccine experts and can take a look at your child’s immunization records to get them up to date. We are able to bill most insurance and have VFC vaccine available for individuals who are uninsured or underinsured.

5. Clinical: blood draws, blood pressure checks, allergy injections, ear cleaning and more.

Our staff is very knowledgeable on all aspects of public health and we are here to help! If you have any questions or concerns, give us a call and we can help answer them: 660-395-4711