What’s happening at the Macon County Health Department the week of April 11th –
1. COVID-19 vaccine clinic – Thursday, April 14th. We are open until 6:30 pm for this clinic, with the last COVID-19 vaccine appointment scheduled at 6:00 pm. 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. A second booster has been approved for Moderna and Pfizer for those age 50 and up, as well as certain immunocompromised individuals, which is available 4 months after the initial booster dose. 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 – Thursday, April 14th at 3:45 at the MU extension office. 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! We are in need of volunteers to sign up for planting, weeding, and watering. If you are interested, we have a sign-up sheet: Sign-up sheet here *volunteers will be required to fill out a volunteer gardener application. Please email me for a copy*
3. WIC – certifications on Monday and pick-ups on Tuesday.
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. We are beginning to offer cholesterol and blood sugar checks ($20) on Thursday mornings, no appointment is required, but you do need to be fasting for accurate readings.
We have a CPR/First Aid/AED certification course open to the public on April 19th starting at 9 am. Registration is required and the cost is $40 per person. This is a great class which teaches the life-saving skill of CPR to help save someone who is undergoing a cardiac arrest.
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
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