Here is what is happening at the Macon County Health Department the week of June 27th –

by Erin Main

1. WIC Certifications and reloading benefits – If you don’t have July benefits yet, make sure to come into the office to load July benefits before the first of the month.

2. The breastfeeding support group for June 28th is CANCELLED.

3. Clinical Services – immunizations, blood draws, TB tests, allergy injections, and more throughout the week by appointment or walk in services.

a. Get in early for your back to school immunizations!!

4. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters – Thursday, June 30th by appointment. Vaccines and boosters are available for age 5 and up, we are offering Moderna, Pfizer, and J&J by appointment.

a. The first booster is available 5 months after completing your primary series and the second booster is available 4 months after the first booster, for those who qualify.

b. If you’re interested in learning more about the second booster or to see if you qualify, you can call and talk with our nurses to answer the questions specific to your healthy history.

c. COVID-19 vaccinations continue to be free for all, regardless of insurance status.

Upcoming events –

1. American Heart Association CPR/AED/First Aid Certification Course – July 12th at 9 am. Open to the public, but advanced registration is required as spots are limited.

We will be closed on Monday, July 4th in observation of Independence Day. We will have our COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Thursday, July 7th next week.

Stay healthy and safe this 4th of July! We sent out a press release last week letting everyone know of the increased cases of COVID-19 in Macon over the last 4 weeks. As a reminder from that press release, we are seeing “allergy like” symptoms of cough, runny nose, sneezing, and maybe a fever. If you experience any of these symptoms, testing is an important way to know if you have COVID so you do not spread it to others. There are free at-home tests available to your through www.covid.gov/tests. With family gatherings happening for the 4th of July, staying home if you are feeling sick, testing if you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, and practicing your distance at an outdoor event can be helpful mitigation tools to slow the spread of COVID-19.



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