COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

Livingston County Health Center reports seven new cases of COVID-19; offers Pfizer or Moderna vaccine immunizations

The Livingston County Health Center reports seven COVID-19 cases were added since Tuesday, bringing the total to 1,970. The number of active cases went down four to 47. Livingston County’s fully vaccinated rate is 31.5%, and 35.5% of residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Anyone who has not been vaccinated […]

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Audio: Missouri bill would lower school immunization requirements

Missouri children attending daycares, K-12 public schools, or college might not be required to get vaccinated against certain illnesses – if they have a “conscientious belief” opposing the immunizations. Lebanon State Representative Suzie Pollock is proposing the change for vaccinations against polio, rubella, mumps, tetanus, whooping cough, hepatitis B, and others. Her bill would also […]

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Audio: Missouri’s school nurses are on the front lines of COVID-19 response within classrooms

The Missouri Association of School Nurses says school nurses are playing an even more critical role during the COVID-19 crisis. The state had about 1600 school nurses among Missouri’s more than 500 K-12 public school districts. Linda Neumann (pronounced newman), executive director of the association, says school nurses have been going above and beyond the […]

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Hy-Vee to offer flu vaccine beginning August 17th

Hy-Vee announces that the flu vaccine will be available at pharmacy locations throughout its eight-state region without an appointment or prescription, and will also be offered via a drive-up option at Hy-Vee pharmacy locations between August 17th and October 31, 2020. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends people 6 months and older get […]

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Grundy County Health Department closes doors to the public; services by appointment only

Beginning today, (March 31), the Grundy County Health Department is no longer open for walk-in services, and the doors will be locked. By appointment only, the department will issue birth and death certificates, children’s immunizations, and WIC services. The Grundy County Health Department staff is still working and you may call the office at 359-4196 […]

Healthcare

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 […]

Back To School, Are You Ready?

Mercer County Healthy Living Coalition to host “Back to School” carnival

The Mercer County Healthy Living Coalition will host its annual Back to School Carnival at the small ball field at the fairgrounds in Princeton on Friday, July 26, 2019. The Mercer County Health Department, Mercer County Ministerial Alliance, and Rotary sponsor the free event that evening from 5 to 7 o’clock where Mercer County students […]