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When Will the Health Department Start Vaccinating in Phase 1c?

The health department will continue to vaccinate in Phases 1a and 1b until that market is saturated. We also encourage all area COVID-19 vaccine providers to do the same. When we start having difficulty filling our appointment slots, we will move into Phase 1c, those 60 and older. We will continue to vaccinate those who are 60 and older until we have difficulty filling those appointment slots. Then we will open up to the other groups in 1c. Why? Because from a public health perspective, this is the best course of action. Approximately 73% of our deaths from COVID-19 occur […]

52 Weeks to Health: Week 8, Children’s Dental Health

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month After weeks of watching your baby drool and fuss, you finally spot that first little tooth bud popping up through the gums. Over the next couple of years, your baby’s gummy smile will gradually be replaced by two rows of baby teeth. Baby teeth may be small, but they’re important. They act as placeholders for adult teeth. Without a healthy set of baby teeth, your child will have trouble chewing and speaking clearly. That’s why caring for baby teeth and keeping them decay-free is so important. Caring for Baby’s Gums You can start caring for baby’s gums right […]

COVID-19 Vaccination Update 2.16.21 4:00 PM EST

In an effort to keep everyone safe, we have rescheduled or will be rescheduling all of this week’s COVID-19 vaccination clinics. See the grid below to determine when your rescheduled appointment will take place. While the date of your appointment is being rescheduled, your appointment time remains the same. For example, if your appointment was for 9:30, your new appointment will also be for 9:30. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. County Original Appointment Rescheduled Appointment Adair Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Adair Wednesday, February 17, 2021 Thursday, February 25, 2021 Casey Thursday, February […]

COVID-19 Vaccination Update 2.15.21 9:00 AM EST

Pulaski, Russell, and Taylor Counties, due to the inclement weather, the COVID-19 vaccination clinics scheduled for Monday, February 15th will be rescheduled to Monday, February 22nd. If you are scheduled for Monday the 15th, your new appointment on Monday the 22nd will be for the same timeslot. For example, if your appointment was for 9:30 on the 15th, your new appointment will be for 9:30 on the 22nd. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Likewise, Adair, Clinton, Green, Pulaski, Russell, and Wayne Counties, the COVID-19 vaccination clinics scheduled for Tuesday, February 16th will be rescheduled to Tuesday, […]