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Harrison County reports COVID-19 related death; Grundy County receives confirmation of vaccine shipment

Another COVID-19-related death has been reported in Harrison County, on February 24th bringing the total to 17. Three more cases of COVID-19 were added, making that total 1,009. Eight hundred fifty-four cases are confirmed, and nine cases are active. The Grundy County Health Department has received confirmation of COVID-19 vaccine shipments for this week and […]

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Governor reminds Missouri residents to check Missouri Vaccine Navigator for COVID vaccination events

Governor Parson provided an update on site locations for the state’s COVID-19 mass vaccination events in partnership with the Missouri National Guard, Department of Health and Senior Services, State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), and local health care partners.  “DHSS, the Missouri National Guard, SEMA, and local partners remain dedicated to our shared goal of getting […]

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Sullivan County Health Department administers second dose of COVID vaccine to 56 residents

The Sullivan County Health Department vaccinated 56 residents with their second dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the North Central Missouri Electric Cooperative in Milan on Wednesday morning, February 18th. The participants met Phase 1A and Phase 1B Tiers 1 and 2 descriptions, were previously registered, and vaccinated with the first dose on January 22nd. […]

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COVID-19 mass vaccination events for February 15 – 19th canceled due to weather

Just one day after announcing locations for this week’s mass COVID vaccination event, Governor Mike Parson announced that all COVID-19 mass vaccination events in partnership with the Missouri National Guard, Department of Health and Senior Services, and State Emergency Management Agency scheduled for February 15-19, 2021, are being canceled in the interest of safety due […]

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Audio: Robot deliveries could be coming to a Missouri neighborhood near you

Missouri could allow robots to deliver goods to your home. A bill sponsored by state Senator Lincoln Hough, R-Springfield, aims to let robots cruise mainly along sidewalks and crosswalks to deliver items around the state. During a state Senate Transportation, Infrastructure, and Public Safety Committee hearing today, Hough says the effort is a work in […]

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Daviess County Health Department administers 480 doses of COVID vaccine; Sullivan County 100 doses

The Sullivan County Health Department administered 100 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to residents at the North Central Rural Electric Coop in Milan on February 5th. The residents vaccinated were previously registered and met Phase 1A and Phase 1B Tiers 1 and 2 descriptions. The Moderna vaccine requires a second dose after 28 days […]

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Sullivan County Health Department reports all 200 doses of COVID-19 vaccine are “Booked”

The Sullivan County Health Department reports it has booked all 200 COVID-19 vaccine appointments for its clinic at the North Central Rural Electric Coop in Milan on February 1st. No other appointments will be made, as there is no additional vaccine. When the Sullivan County Health Department receives details about its next vaccine shipment and […]

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Mercer County Health Department receives first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine

The Mercer County Health Department has received its first shipment of 200 doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. The office will be closed during its first vaccine clinics on February 2nd and 4th. The health department has compiled a list of names and phone numbers of residents interested in receiving vaccines. Those residents will be contacted […]

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Carroll County Memorial Hospital to vaccinate critical healthcare infrastructure

Carroll County Memorial Hospital is registered as a COVID-19 Vaccinator through the State of Missouri, however, CCMH does not have vaccines available for the general public at this time. “At this point, we have not received a shipment directly to CCMH,” said Jeff Tindle, CCMH CEO. “We have been very lucky to have partnering hospitals […]

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Sullivan County Health Department administers COVID-19 vaccine to 56 residents

The Sullivan County Health Department administered COVID-19 vaccines to 56 residents at American Legion Post 228 in Milan on January 22nd. The individuals were previously registered and met Phase 1A and Phase 1B Tier 1 descriptions, according to the Department of Health and Senior Services. The COVID website indicates those groups include long-term care facility […]

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Grundy and Linn County health departments receive shipments of COVID-19 vaccine

The Grundy County Health Department received the second shipment of COVID-19 vaccine it requested for Phase 1A recipients. Those individuals include patient-facing health care providers and staff. Administrator Elizabeth Gibson reports the health department has requested doses for Phase 1B Tier 2. That group includes individuals at a higher risk due to age or health […]

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Health departments in Missouri fighting a lack of vaccine as new tiers open up on state COVID-19 plan

Wondering where to go to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Missouri? On Friday, the state launched an interactive map detailing where over 1,100 providers are located across the state. But not all locations identified on the map as providing the vaccine, actually have vaccines on hand to administer. And reports that the federal government has already exhausted its […]

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Grundy County Health Department hopes to receive second shipment of COVID-19 vaccine next week

Grundy County Health Department Administrator Elizabeth Gibson previously reported the office this week received one of two anticipated deliveries of the Pfizer vaccine to immunize individuals such as patient-facing health care providers and staff. It is hoped the second delivery will be next week, also for those individuals. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

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EPA takes action to investigate PFAS contamination

As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) extensive efforts to address PFAS, the agency is making new information available about EPA testing that shows PFAS contamination from fluorinated containers.   Through a coordinated effort with both the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and a pesticide manufacturer, the agency has determined that fluorinated high-density polyethylene (HDPE) containers that are used to […]

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Grundy County Health Department receives first shipment of Pfizer COVID vaccine

The Grundy County Health Department this week received its first of two anticipated deliveries of Pfizer vaccine for individuals in Tier 1A. The Tier 1A group includes patient-facing health care providers and staff, such as emergency medical services, physicians, nurses, optometrists, dentists, pharmacists, chiropractors, and community health workers. The health department has been working to […]

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Feds tell states to give COVID-19 vaccine to anyone 65 and older in bid to speed rollout

(Missouri Independent) – The Trump administration on Tuesday directed state officials to expand who is getting vaccinated for COVID-19, and announced that all available doses will be distributed to states instead of holding back a reserve of follow-up doses. Under the policy changes outlined by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, states should begin […]

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Livingston County Health Center receives first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine

Livingston County Health Center received its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine to be administered to the Tier 1A Population in the county.    The CDC defines Tier 1A as “Paid and unpaid people serving in healthcare settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials and cannot work from […]

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COVID-19 cases increase by 10 overall in Putnam, Sullivan and Mercer counties

The Putnam County Health Department reports five new individuals tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 387. Fourteen cases are being actively monitored by public health. There have been nine COVID-19-related deaths. The Putnam County Health Department announces it has been approved to order and administer the vaccine once it is available. It is […]