Mercer County Health Department

Mercer County Health Department to hold COVID-19 vaccine and flu clinics

The Mercer County Health Department will hold flu and COVID-19 vaccine clinics for adults and children. Walk-in flu vaccine clinics will be at the health department office in Princeton on November 29 and December 6 from 1:30 to 4:30. Pfizer vaccine clinics will be at the Smithfield Education Center of Princeton on November 17 and December […]

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Mercer County Health Department to host breast cancer awareness luncheon

The Mercer County Health Department will hold a breast cancer awareness luncheon in honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Boxed lunches will be served by drive-up at the health department in Princeton on October 6th from noon to 1 o’clock. The menu will include brisket, twice-baked loaded potatoes, salad, and bakery cupcakes. Sweet […]

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Free program on internet and phone safety set for October 6 at North Mercer gym

The Mercer County Health Department and GRM Networks will sponsor a free program on internet and phone safety. The Western Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force will present the program at the North Mercer gym on October 6, 2021, from 5:30 to 6:30 in the evening. Topics to be discussed include internet safety, photos on the cloud […]

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Mercer County reports a COVID-related death; area health departments report 25 new cases of COVID-19

The Mercer County Health Department reports is has been notified of a COVID-19-related death, which was the first one for 2021. That brings the total number of deaths to 10. The health department notes there has been an influx in cases in the last couple of weeks. The number of confirmed cases rose by two […]

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Area health departments report 44 new cases of COVID-19; over the counter COVID-19 tests making case numbers difficult to track

Four COVID-19 cases have been added in Mercer County since August 12th: one confirmed and three probable. The health department reports 195 confirmed cases and 194 probable cases. Eighteen cases are active, and nine deaths have been reported. The Mercer County Health Department notes that the numbers are based on the information it is given. […]

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Sullivan County reports 19 new cases of COVID-19; Mercer County 2 cases, Harrison County reports 2 new cases

The Sullivan County Health Department on July 30 confirmed 19 additional COVID-19 cases, which brought the total to 987. Fifty-two cases were active. Forty-nine cases had been reported since July 26. Seventeen deaths total had been reported.  As of July 29, 30.7% of Sullivan County residents were fully vaccinated.  The health department reminds residents to […]

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Grundy County reports 15 new cases of COVID-19; Livingston and Mercer Counties report new cases as well

The Grundy County Health Department reports 15 new COVID-19 cases have been added since July 21st, bringing the total to 1,309. Of the 36 active cases, 14 involve residents between the ages of 40 and 64, 12 involve those from 20 to 39, eight involve those 19 or younger, and two involve residents at least […]

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New cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in area counties

The Livingston County Health Center reports 12 COVID-19 cases have been added since June 10th, making the total 1,897. The number of active cases dropped by 10 to 105. The Grundy County Health Department reports 11 new COVID-19 cases since June 10th, which brings the total to 1,148. Twenty-seven cases are active. The Sullivan County […]

Mercer County Health Department

Mercer County Health Department conducting school supply drive

The Mercer County Health Department is conducting a school supply drive. The office is seeking donations from businesses and organizations to be provided to students at a back-to-school event. The health department and Princeton Chamber of Commerce will hold the event on the Princeton Square on July 17th from 1:30 to 5:30. Donations can be […]

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After weeks of being COVID free, Mercer County Health Department announces active case of COVID-19

The Mercer County Health Department reports it was notified on April 8th of an active COVID-19 case after several weeks of no new cases. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 168. There have been 174 probable cases and nine COVID-19-related deaths reported for Mercer County. The health department encourages the public to continue […]

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Mercer County Health Department administers almost 3,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine

The Mercer County Health Department reports it has been part of administering 2,672 doses of COVID-19 vaccine since the first week of February. Those doses of the vaccine included more for Smithfield employees on March 25th. Phase 2 will open Monday and includes library staff, higher education, and the homeless. Phase 3 will open vaccines […]

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Mercer County Health Department administers over 1000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine at vaccination event

The Mercer County Health Department reports more than 1,000 COVID-19 vaccines were administered during a mass vaccination second dose clinic at the Smithfield Education Center of Princeton on March 17th. The clinic was held in conjunction with the Region H Implementation Team and State Emergency Management Agency and was made possible by the community, regional, […]