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Experts say flu shots, COVID-19 Boosters go hand-in-hand

People are being urged to check with their healthcare providers about getting a flu shot, to help protect them from an illness during the holiday season. Seasonal flu activity dropped dramatically last year at the height of the pandemic, but as life gets back to near normal, researchers are also expecting a return of influenza.  The Centers […]

Flu Season

Protection from flu may be even more important this year

Flu season has arrived in Missouri, and state health officials are urging individuals to get vaccinated now to protect themselves and their families, prevent the spread of flu, and ease the burden of COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses that have and continue to impact the healthcare system. Although the number of flu cases reported through […]

Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson signs Executive Order 20-19 extending state of emergency in Missouri

As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise in Missouri and across the Midwest, Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 20-19 extending the state of emergency in Missouri through March 31, 2021.  This will allow continued flexibility in deploying critical resources around the state as well as the continued utilization of the Missouri National Guard […]

Curbside Flu Shots November 2, 2020

Livingston County Health Center to offer curbside Flu Shot Clinic November 2, 2020

Livingston County Health Center has announced an upcoming opportunity for county residents to receive their vaccination for influenza for the 2020-2021 flu season. A Curbside Family Flu Shot Clinic will be held on Monday, November 2nd from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., including the lunch hour, in their parking lot at 800 Adam Drive. County […]

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Livingston County Health Center to offer influenza vaccine

Livingston County Health Center has announced an upcoming opportunity for county residents to receive their vaccination for influenza for the 2020-2021 flu season.   A Curbside Family Flu Shot Clinic will be held on Wednesday, October 14th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in their parking lot at 800 Adam Drive. County residents 6 months of […]

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Fighting Flu During COVID-19: What you need to know

This flu season may look different than any we have had before. The combination of a global pandemic and influenza season happening at the same time may lead to confusion since there are many similarities between Influenza and COVID-19. Some of these similarities include patients who are asymptomatic to those experiencing the severe onset of […]

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Livingston County Health Center announces Curbside Family Flu Shot Clinics

Livingston County Health Center has announced two upcoming opportunities for county residents to receive their vaccination for influenza for the 2020-2021 flu season. Curbside Family Flu Shot Clinics will be held on Wednesday, September 23rd, and Monday, September 28th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in their parking lot at 800 Adam Drive. County residents […]

Livingston County Health Center

Livingston County Health Center releases statement on COVID-19

Livingston County Health Center has received inquiries regarding the significant rise in cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) reported across the United States. The worry is understandable and we encourage our community members to follow this evolving situation, to get the facts from reliable sources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health […]

Flu Season

February is busiest month for Grundy County Health Department when it comes to flu season

One-hundred-thirty-five cases of influenza had been reported for this season to the Grundy County Health Department of Trenton as of Wednesday afternoon, March 4, 2020. Epidemiology Specialist Kelli Hillerman says 82 of those cases were Influenza A and 53 have been Influenza B. She calls February the health department’s “busiest month” when it comes to […]

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Missouri health officials meet at White House to prepare for possible spread of coronavirus

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is engaging with federal governmental leadership, national thought leaders and local public health agencies to maximize Missouri’s preparedness for the possible spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus should a future case be diagnosed in Missouri. “In joining my fellow state health officers from around the nation this week at the […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 Board of Education approves Student/Parent Handbook

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved the summer school student/parent and staff handbooks on Tuesday evening. The handbooks say that students will be allowed one morning and one-afternoon bus stop. Parents may not call the school office to ask for a student to ride a different bus than what is listed as his or […]

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Missouri Department of Health and Human Services continues to urge flu vaccination

Flu activity is currently widespread throughout Missouri. 11,171 cases of influenza have been reported in Missouri so far. 11 people have died from influenza-associated illness this season. Nationally, influenza activity remains high, and forecasts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that it will remain elevated for several more weeks. As of […]

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Livingston County Health Center announces upcoming Flu Shot Clinics

Livingston County Health Center has announced two upcoming opportunities for adult and child county residents to receive their vaccination for influenza for the 2019-2020 flu season. On Wednesday, October 30th, a walk-in flu clinic will be held at the health center, located at 800 Adam Drive, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for those 19 […]

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Protect yourself and family from the flu

With ongoing 90-degree temperatures, getting a flu shot is likely not on the radar of Missourians right now. But a Southern California public health system reported a flu-associated death of a 4-year-old who had underlying health issues already last week. While seasonal flu viruses are detected year-round in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control […]

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Missouri improves in America’s Health Rankings for women, infants and children

Among all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Missouri’s rank advanced to 37th overall in America’s Health Rankings – Health of Women and Children Report 2019, up from 41st in 2018. Within women’s health specifically, Missouri jumped eight spots on the ranking list. The report uses over 60 metrics to compare and rank the health […]

Flu Season

Audio: Missouri man gets first ever flu shot after nearly dying of influenza earlier this year

A man from southwest Missouri’s Brighton isn’t ignoring flu shots anymore after a near-death experience from influenza complications earlier this year. 50-year-old Loren Martin recently got his first flu shot ever after being put into a medically induced coma and staying in the hospital for two months. Martin says he’s lucky to be living now. […]