Our agency has continued to work hard keeping the community informed regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the last three months we have seen our case counts rise into the triple digits and back down to the single digits, we have seen our county go from waiting on the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines to having vaccine clinics nearly weekly. Our staff is working diligently to ensure all aspects of our involvement in getting COVID-19 under control is in the best interest for our community members.
Thus far we have administered a total of 2,025 first doses and 1,363 second doses with a grand total of 3,388. We have been working long hours and fast paced days administering COVID-19 vaccines during our clinics and we will continue to do so until all members of our community who want the vaccine have received it. We have been administering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine which is a 2 dose series and have just recently started receiving the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine which only requires 1 dose. We have been following the states distribution phases and have been screening those wanting their vaccine to ensure their current eligibility. Beginning Friday, April 9th, the vaccine will be available to anyone who wants it and is age 18 and over. Clinics will typically be scheduled on Tuesdays & Wednesdays and will be made available to book appointments by the Friday before. Those interested can easily book your own appointment online at www.pikecountyhealth.org or by calling our office at 573-324-2111. As long as we continue to receive vaccine, we anticipate holding clinics weekly.
We hope that in time we will be able to offer the COVID-19 vaccine, as we do many other vaccines, in our office at our Walk-In Clinic. We continue to urge the community to stay safe, practice social distancing and wear a mask in public places. Sign up for our PCHD E-NEWS from our website at pikecountyhealth.org for weekly updates regarding COVID-19, upcoming vaccine clinics and more.