Today’s Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine will be replaced with the MODERNA COVID-19 Vaccine due to CDC planning to pause the administration of the J&J. Those with appointments today will receive the MODERNA vaccine if they wish and will return for a second dose on May 11th. Please be patient with our staff this morning as we are working swiftly this morning to ensure everyone is notified of this change.
The Food and Drug Administration asked states on Tuesday to temporarily halt using Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine “out of an abundance of caution” after six women in the U.S. developed a rare blood-clotting disorder. “Right now, these adverse events appear to be extremely rare,” the FDA said in a joint statement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “COVID-19 vaccine safety is a top priority for the federal government, and we take all reports of health problems following COVID-19 vaccination very seriously.”
Beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 26th, 2021 we will be accepting appointments for all upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine clinics online here or by calling 573-324-2111. This will close once all appointments have been booked and re-open when a new clinic has been scheduled. Be the first to know of these clinic/vaccine updates by signing up for our PCHD E-News. No internet or e-mail? No problem, call our office and ask how we can help.
3/2/2021 CLINIC DATES: 1st Dose Date: Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 – 2nd Dose Date: Tuesday, March 30th, 2021.
DO NOT BOOK AN APPOINTMENT if you are not currently in one of the current phases of the Missouri Distribution Phases: PHASE 1A, PHASE 1B – TIER 1, PHASE 1B – TIER 2.
These are for FIRST DOSES only; DO NOT BOOK AN APPOINTMENT IF YOU ARE UNAVAILBLE ON THE SECOND DOSE DATE.
Our agency is working hard towards having vaccine clinics weekly on Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays as long as vaccine supply continues to be received. This will mean that our daily Current Active Case Counts will likely not be posted on our website for those days. Additionally, our Weekly COVID-19 Full Case Count Updates/PCHD E-NEWS will now be sent out on Thursdays at 3:00 p.m. as opposed to Wednesdays.
We are nearing the end of our initial pre-registration list and anticipate appointments will be available to be booked online or by phone very soon. Be the first to know of when this will take place by signing up for our PCHD E-News. No internet or e-mail? No problem, call our office and ask how we can help: 573-324-2111.
Thank you again for all the kind words and support we have received from our community during these difficult times.
The Pike County Health Department has received 200 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine to distribute. We will begin notifying those who have pre-registered in order to start scheduling appointments by the end of the week.
Our first clinic is scheduled for Tuesday, February 9th from 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Church of Nazarene in Bowling Green, MO. This will be by appointment only. Only those on our pre-registration list will be eligible to make an appointment.
We hope to continue to receive small weekly shipments of vaccine so that we are able to have weekly vaccination clinics for those in our communities to receive the vaccine locally. As we receive more vaccine and schedule more vaccination clinics we will continue to work down our pre-registration list and contact those to make an appointment. You can still pre-register here.
A recent press release from the state mentions that they are “Committing about 53 percent of weekly allocations to selected hospitals, and approximately 23 percent will be devoted to regional mass vaccination events in partnership with local vaccine implementation teams and the Missouri National Guard. Eight percent will be allocated to local public health agencies, and another 8 percent will be received by federally qualified health centers. The remaining eight percent will go to any other enrolled providers, or “community providers,” requesting vaccine.”
We appreciate the support and patience of our community as we work to make these vaccine clinics easily accessible for all the residents of our county.
Pike County Health Department will be opening up pre-registration for the COVID-19 Vaccine on Wednesday, February 3rd at 9:00 AM.
Our agency has still NOT received the vaccine and are still unsure when it will arrive. We anticipate receiving the MODERNA vaccine.
We will be taking pre-registrations online and by phone.
We ask for and appreciate your patience as we work hard to make this process as easy as possible for everyone.
ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATIONS ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED DUE TO LIMITED STAFF AVAILABLE BY PHONE.
You will be able to pre-register using this link>
PRE-REGISTERING FOR THE VACCINE:
!! Please read the following carefully before pre-registering !!
DO NOT PRE-REGISTER if you are not currently in one of the current phases of the Missouri Distribution Phases: PHASE 1A, PHASE 1B – TIER 1, PHASE 1B – TIER 2.
PLEASE BE HONEST ON YOUR PRE-REGISTRATION. If you put in false information, you may be determined to be ineligible for vaccine from PCHD.
Pre-registration does not guarantee you a dose as we are unsure how much vaccine we will be given by the state at this time.
Pre-registrations can be made easily online and we urge the community to use this route as we have limited staff available by phone.
Those that do not have internet access may have someone fill OUT the online appointment form for them (such as a caregiver or an adult child helping an elder parent).
Those without internet access can call our office at 573-324-2111 and listen to the prompts.
As we anticipate high call volumes for our limited staff we HIGHLY suggest NOT leaving voicemails and just continue to call; as we are unsure how soon those leaving voicemails will get a returned call. We appreciate your patience as our staff will do our best to keep up with all calls.
ONCE OUR VACCINE IS RECEIVED WE WILL BEGIN SCHEDULING APPOINTMENTS
The amount of available appointments will be determined by the amount of vaccine we receive.
Appointment scheduling will be offered to those who are on the top of our pre-registration list.
We will notify you by EMAIL if you fill out the online form that will have a link provided to schedule your appointment.
We will notify you by PHONE CALL if you call in to pre-register.
Once you receive your email/phone notification that appointments are available, you will have a limited amount of time to schedule your appointment before we move onto the next person on the pre-registration list.
Once more vaccine arrives, we will continue to move down our pre-registration list to inform people of additional vaccine clinics.
Our agency has recently scheduled influenza outreach clinics for the month of January 2021. Below you will find our scheduled flu shot clinics. We will have the high-dose available while supplies last. No appointments are necessary for these clinics. Medicare, Medicaid, most insurances and private pay are accepted.
On Wednesday, December 9th 2020 from 12-6pm at the Pike County Fairgrounds there will be Free COVID-19 Tests available to those who pre-register online or by calling 877-435-8411 (7 a.m.-7 p.m. 7 days a week)
Community testing events serve the residents of Missouri. DHSS is partnering with the Missouri National Guard and local health department to offer these events, and different communities will be reached at different times. The test is a PCR test done by a nasal anterior nares swab to determine if there is an active infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. This is not an antigen or antibody test. Please allow 30 minutes for completion of testing upon arrival to the testing site. Delays may occur in the event of inclement weather.
***The deadline to order is November 6th. Shirts will be in by November 23rd
Proceeds go to benefit our “Public Health Initiatives”; Our effort to a healthy community through free education and health services that help us cover the costs of free and discounted services within our agency.