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Join us in celebrating World Breastfeeding Week!
Breastfeeding Awareness Walk and Celebration
Friday, August 7th, 2020 at 10:00AM
Bowling Green City Park
The Pike County Health Department, WIC program will be hosting a Breastfeeding Awareness Walk and Celebration in honor of World Breastfeeding Week. You are invited to meet us at the pavilion by the concession stand. There will be a walk around the park so moms are encouraged to bring their strollers or carriers. Pregnant women, breastfeeding moms, and their support are welcome to attend this free event.
Our office offers Breastfeeding Peer Counseling support for those moms seeking help and resources for nursing their children. We are also a proud Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace, as we value the health of our community which starts with a good breastfeeding relationship during infancy.
For more information, please call our office at
573-324-2111 and ask to speak with Leah Diffey,
our Breastfeeding Peer Counselor.
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Our agency is a proud member of the Pike Community Care Partnership which organizes a “Back 2 School Fair” each year for county residents.
A message from PCCP:
The Back to School Fair will be held on August 8th from 8-10 am at the Pike County Fairgrounds. This year we will be having a drive through pick up of backpacks filled with supplies only. This is due to the Covid -19 virus. There will not be any activities inside or outside. Once again these backpacks are for all Pike County Mo. pre-school through high school students. Also we are not sending requests for donations due to the impact the virus has had on our county businesses, churches, and organizations. However if anyone would like to donate you can mail your donations to Kim Battern Lumley at 900 Independence Rd, Bowling Green. Mo. 63334. Donations are still needed and would be greatly appreciated.
Be sure to get your child up to date on all their required vaccines.
Back to School Shot Clinics have been scheduled for all ages to easily get their required immunizations for school. Please call our office to make an appointment 573-324-2111 for Wednesday, July 15th or Wednesday, August 5th from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at our office located at 1 Healthcare Place, Bowling Green, MO 63334.
Private pay & insurance accepted. Ask us about the VFC program that provides required childhood immunizations to those who are un-insured or under-insured at little to no cost.
COMMUNITY COVID-19 TESTING IN PIKE COUNTY:
FRIDAY, JUNE 19
PIKE COUNTY, MO – The Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services (DHSS) and Missouri National Guard will perform drive-through community testing for COVID-19 at the Pike County Fairgrounds on Friday June 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The test is open to all Missouri residents; they do not have to have COVID-19 symptoms to be eligible for the test. There is no cost for the test for the individual. Any Missouri resident who wants to be tested with a nasal swab to see if they have an active COVID-19 infection can do so.
Appointments are available through DHSS at www.health.mo.gov/communitytest or by calling the state hotline at (877) 435- 8411. Individuals will be given a 15-minute appointment block.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services and the Missouri National Guard on this event,” said Rhonda Stumbaugh, Administrator. “It will help in the efforts to learn more about the prevalence of COVID-19 transmission in our area and we hope our community will consider choosing to take advantage of this opportunity.”
The address for the Pike County Fairgrounds is 15884 US-54, Bowling Green, MO 63334. There are 21 counties statewide conducting testing over a 2-week period, beginning on June 8. DHSS has stated that the goal is to test 10,900 people over those 2 weeks.
According to DHSS, location selection for this period of community sampling is based on inadequate testing according to the number of confirmed cases and the number of total tests conducted prior to these events. Counties hosting upcoming community testing events are Scott, Platte, Stoddard, Carter, Ripley, Cass, Franklin, Johnson, Pettis, Lafayette, Ray, Warren, Carroll, Chariton, Lincoln, Lewis, Moniteau, Pike, Scotland, Montgomery and Osage.
Upon arrival at the testing site, individuals will drive through, and be asked questions, including about symptoms they may or may not have. Members of the National Guard will collect the nasopharyngeal specimen.
Those who receive a positive test should stay home, isolate themselves and call their health care provider if they have any concerns.
You should be proud of your breastfeeding journey regardless if you exclusively breastfeed, pump, or maybe you do a little of both; because you work hard to provide the best nutritional health for your children. Our agency’s WIC program has dedicated Breastfeeding Peer Counselors that have a passion for helping moms through their breastfeeding journey. It can sometimes be stressful but some times we just need to take a step back and realize the amazing things our bodies have done during pregnancy and continue to do after childbirth to provide for our children. We are here to support you; you are a super hero and you deserve to have this moment in life captured so that you can treasure it forever.
Our agency has teamed up with Kimberly Chandler Photography once again this year to offer a free photo session for local breastfeeding mothers. These FREE, 15 minute sessions are by appointment only, and mothers will receive 1-2 edited images via digital download. It will be held on Monday, June 1st from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Henry Lay Sculpture Park and limited time slots are available. Make you appointment today by calling Leah Diffey, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor at 573-324-2111 ext. 136.
Want to learn more about our WIC (Women, Infants & Children) program and how it can help? Visit our website here for more information and income guidelines >>>
Download the flyer here >>> Mother’s Day Photo Shoot 2020
School Shot Clinics are typically scheduled in May and August of each year at various locations that make it easy for parents to get the required vaccinations for their children that are headed back to school. Private pay & insurance accepted. Ask us about the VFC program that provides required childhood immunizations to those who are un-insured or under-insured at little to no cost.
Our Back 2 School Shot Clinic is currently scheduled for Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 from 8am-6pm at our office. Please call for an appointment as we are not accepting walk-in’s at this time. Call Robyn Orf at 573-324-2111. You can learn more about immunizations on our website here >>>
You can download the flyer here: 5.27.2020 Back 2 School Shot Clinic
Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Routine Pediatric Vaccine Ordering and Administration — United States, 2020
“Vaccine Tracking System data indicate a notable decrease in orders for VFC-funded, ACIP-recommended noninfluenza childhood vaccines and for measles-containing vaccines during period 2 compared with period 1 (Figure). The decline began the week after the national emergency declaration; similar declines in orders for other vaccines were also observed. VSD data show a corresponding decline in measles-containing vaccine administrations beginning the week of March 16, 2020. The decrease was less prominent among children aged ≤24 months than among older children (Figure). The subsequent increase in vaccine administrations observed in late March was more prominent in younger than older children.” Continue reading >>>