*UPDATED* Pfizer & Moderna bivalent boosters now available

*Updated 9/15/2022 to include Moderna bivalent boosters*

We are now stocked with the Pfizer & Moderna bivalent boosters and have set up walk-in clinic dates to make it easy for you to receive yours! We will be offering these boosters at all of our shot clinics as well as the following dates and times at our office:

  • September 13th: 1-4pm
  • September 15th: 1-4pm
  • September 16th: 1-4pm
  • September 19th: 1-4pm
  • September 20th: 1-4pm
  • September 22nd: 1-4pm

 

 

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Updated COVID-19 boosters are now available. What are they, who should get them, and when?

On September 1, 2022, the CDC issued new recommendations for COVID-19 boosters, after the FDA authorized updated booster formulas from both Pfizer and Moderna. The CDC recommends that everyone who is eligible stay up-to-date on vaccinations by getting an updated booster dose at least 2 months after their last COVID-19 shot—either since their last booster dose, or since completing their primary series. Pfizer’s updated booster shot is recommended for individuals 12 and older, and Moderna’s updated booster shot is recommended for adults 18 and older.

These new boosters contain an updated bivalent formula that both boosts immunity against the original coronavirus strain and also protects against the newer Omicron variants that account for most of the current cases. Updated boosters are intended to provide optimal protection against the virus and address waning vaccine effectiveness over time.

Eligible individuals can get either the Pfizer or Moderna updated booster, regardless of whether their primary series or most recent dose was with Pfizer, Moderna, Novavax, or the Johnson & Johnson vaccine

As per the CDC’s recommendations, the new bivalent booster replaces the existing monovalent vaccine booster, therefore that vaccine will no longer be authorized for use as booster doses in people age 12 and up.

 

Flu & COVID-19 Shot Clinics Scheduled

We have plenty of Flu & COVID-19 shot clinics scheduled throughout Pike County in September & October! Some are drive thru events and some will be offered during our resource fairs!

Private pay, most insurances, medicare & medicaid accepted. COVID-19 vaccines are free. Private pay prices: Flu-$25, High Dose-$80, Flubok-$75

  • 9/21: 2-6 p.m. Drive-Thru BG Visitors Park (drive thru)
  • 9/26: 12-4 p.m. Clarksville Pocket Park (resource fair)
  • 10/3: 12-4 p.m. Eolia Community Room (resource fair)
  • 10/5: 2-6 p.m. Louisiana County Market (drive thru)
  • 10/17: 12-4 p.m. Trimble House Louisiana (resource fair)
  • 10/18: 12-4 p.m. Frankford at the Fire Station (resource fair)
  • 10/20: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Curryville Presbyterian Church

Please bring your insurance cards with you! Private Pay, Most Insurances, Medicare & Medicaid accepted.

  • Flu – $25
  • High Dose – $80
  • Flubok – $75
  • COVID-19 – FREE!

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Community Resource Fairs Scheduled

Our agency recently was able to start a new program “COVID-19 Health Disparities” that is grant-funded and allows our agency to have dedicated Community Health Workers (CHW’s) to assist the community in navigating local resources that they may be in need of, and studying the needs of those effected by the COVID-19 pandemic. With this new program, a new committee was formed; the Pike County COVID-19 Health Disparities Advisory Committee.

This committee is hosting Community Resource Fairs all over Pike County throughout the September and October Months. These resource fairs will have businesses and organizations from Pike County and surrounding areas that have ample resources to help members of our communities seek the assistance they may be in need of. Come and explore the different resources that our communities have to offer!

  • 9/19- Bowling Green 12-4pm @Pike Co. Health Dept. Community Conference Room (side entrance)
  • 9/26- Clarksville 12-4pm @pocket park next to City Hall at the corner of Howard & 2nd Street (flu & Covid-19 shots available as well)
  • 10/3- Eolia 12-4pm @Community Room (flu & Covid-19 shots available as well)
  • 10/17- Louisiana 12-4pm @Trimble House (flu & Covid-19 shots available as well)
  • 10/18- frankford 12-4pm @Fire House (flu & Covid-19 shots available as well)
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COVID-19 TESTING AT PCHD

Pike County Health Department has a limited supply of free at home self-administer test available for any individual 2 years and older. Testing at home is not to be used in place of seeking medical care by your healthcare provider, urgent care, or emergency care. Positive tests taken at home should be reported to our agency.

We will be hosting On-Site COVID-19 testing events in our office parking throughout the year. Please stay up-to-date with us by following us on social media or signing up for our PCHD Newsletters.

NO WALK IN testing will be performed at this time- PLEASE DO NOT ENTER OUR BUILDING IF YOU ARE ILL. YOU MAY PARK AND CALL OUR OFFICE FOR A NURSE TO BRING YOU A TEST. In order for our Public Health Nurses to perform a test and provide you with documentation of your positive or negative test result, scheduled appointments will be required. NO WORK OR SCHOOL EXCUSES WILL BE PROVIDED, only proof of your results.

CONSULT YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER/URGENT CARE/EMERGENCY ROOM IF:

  • If you have moderate to severe illness (experience shortness of breath or have difficulty breathing, etc.)
  • If you are unsure if your symptoms are considered moderate to severe.
  • If COVID-19 symptoms recur or worsen.
  • If you are unsure when to end isolation.

PCHD PH nursing staff can perform limited testing to individuals in businesses/congregate settings in the community as part of an outbreak investigation, those that are underserved, or on an as needed basis for those who are symptomatic or exposed regardless of vaccine status.

Screening test may be performed for those who are asymptomatic with no known exposure to help prevent further transmission including but not limited to employees in a workplace setting or before/after travel.

UPCOMING ON-SITE TESTING EVENTS: 

  • Wednesday, August 24th, 1-2pm
  • Wednesday, August 31st, 1-2pm

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BBQ Fundraiser August 26th!

Find us at the Visitors Center Park in Bowling Green (next to Walmart) for our annual BBQ Fundraiser!

  • Friday, August 26th
  • 10:30 am – 2:00 pm
  • Valentine Gala Raffles will be for sale!
  • All meals include cole slaw, chips, cookie and drink with PCHD Koozie (while they last!)
    • Pork Steak Meal $12.00
    • Hamburger Meal $10.00
    • Pork Burger Meal $10.00
  • Deliveries available on pre-orders of 10 or more by Thursday August 25th (call 573-324-2111 or pre-order online right here below!)

All proceeds go to benefit our Public Health Initiatives: ensuring health services are available to all of our community regardless of ability to pay.

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COVID-19 Community Impact Survey! / Encuesta del Impacto de COVID 19 a la Comunidad

Pike County Health Dept. is seeking the input from members of our community to better understand their needs.
Please take a moment for this brief and anonymous survey, you may also take it online here >>>

 

This survey is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $35,569,951 with 100 percent funded by CDC/HHS. The contents are thos e of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.

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El Departamento de Salud del Condado de Pike busca las opiniones de la comunidad. Queremos aprender mejor las necesidades de la comunidad para mejorar el bienestar de los vecinos. Le pedimos favor de completar esta encuesta. No necesitamos su nombre; mantenemos el anónimo. También Ud. puede completar la encuesta por internet en el sitio web: www.pikecountyhealth.org.

¡Gracias!

El Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos se apoyan esta encuesta como un parte du un premio financiero de $35,569,951. Cien porcentajes financiados por el CDC/HHS. La encuesta es do los autores y no se representan ni las opiniones ni es una aprobación del CDC/HHS ni el gobierno de los

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Points of Distribution Workshop

August 11th from 6:30pm-8:00pm in our Community Conference Room (side entrance).

Please RSVP by August 8th to Stefanie Davis: 573-324-2111 ext. 113  sdavis@pikecountyhealth.org

 

The goal of this free workshop is to provide foundational knowledge on the basic concept of a POD, how to establish a POD, the basic principles of POD operations, and demobilization. This workshop is part of the community’s planning effort to achieve success in the mission to distribute life-saving commodities to disaster survivors in an affected community.

Points of Distribution (PODs) are centralized locations where the public picks up life-sustaining commodities following a disaster or emergency. Commodities provided can include, but are not limited to, shelf-stable food, bottled water, ice, tarps, blankets, etc. The Local Emergency Management Agency will determine the actual commodities and set quantity of each.

Internet Safety Parent Night – Register Here and Now!

Do you really know what kids are using the Internet for these days?

  • 93% of teens use the Internet.
  • 1 in 20 children admitted to arranging a secret meeting with someone they met online.
  • 82% of cyber stalkers use social media to find out information about their victims.
  • 32% of teens have admitted to hiding their search history to prevent their guardian from knowing what sites they’ve visited.
  • 20-30% of kids report having been cyberbullied in their lifetime.
  • The average age at which a child gets a cellphone in the U.S. is 10 years old.
  • Reports of Online Exploitation of children increased over 97% last year. 

What Are they Hiding?

  • 32% of teens have admitted to hiding their search history to prevent their guardian from knowing what sites they’ve visited.
  • 16% of teens have admitted to using a secret email or social media account that their parents don’t know about.
  • 11% of kids say they know how to turn off parental controls for online use.
  • 40% of kids say they stop what they’re doing online if they think they’re parent is watching.
  • 17% of kids say they don’t think their parents know what they do online.

 

What can you do?

We will be offering a free informational session regarding tips for safe online usage. Join us to learn about the realities facing your children on the internet, along with strategies and tips to help keep them safe online.

Where:

Pike Co. Health Department, 1 Healthcare Place, Bowling Green, MO 63334 (behind Walmart)
Conference Room (side entrance)

When:

Wednesday, July 13th – 6:00 p.m.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED!

Only 20 seats available! Register by calling our office at 573-324-2111 or by using the registration below!

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Additional resources:

In the mean time, here are some internet safety resources: