POCAHONTAS COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT

21 3rd Avenue NE
Pocahontas, IA 50574
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Mon-Fri: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Phone: 712-335-4142
Toll Free: 1-888-335-4142
Fax: 712-335-3581

AGENCY ADMINISTRATOR:
  Anne Thompson

OFFICE MANAGER:
  Hannah Hubbell

OFFICE STAFF:
  Kayla Nedved

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST:
  Anne Thompson

HEALTH NURSES:
  Betsy Dahl
  Brooke Krips
  Kelly Metzger

BOH Agendas & Minutes

COVID-19 VACCINE UPDATE FOR POCAHONTAS COUNTY

4/14/2021

Moderna:

Prime (1st) doses administered: 1480 (1600 received plus another 100 allocated 4/14)

Boost (2nd) doses administered: 1200 (1300 received plus another 100 allocated 4/12)

 

Johnson & Johnson:

200 doses allocated on 3/31 to use at Bobalee, Inc. and for special or at-risk populations

30 doses used at Bobalee on April 9th

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170 remaining

 

UPCOMING VACCINATION SCHEDULE – (CLINICS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!)

April 16th

100 2nd doses from 3/19 10 – noon in the Assembly Room

200 1st doses from 2 – 5pm in the Assembly Room (100 Moderna & 100 J&J)

 

April 23rd

100 2nd doses from 3/26 10 – noon at the Expo Center plus Pengo and HorseTech

100 1st doses from 2 – 5pm at the Expo Center

 

April 26th – Fisher Hydraulics 2nd doses

April 28th – Positech and BrandFX 2nd doses

 

May 7th - 100 2nd doses at Bobalee, Jack Links, Laurens City Hall and office from 2-4pm

 

May 14th - 100 2nd doses from 4/16 10am – noon in the Assembly Room

 

May 21st – 100 2nd doses from 4/23 10am – noon in the Assembly Room

 

On April 13th, IDPH announced that the CDC was recommending a pause in using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The ACIP is meeting in the afternoon on April 14th and we will decide in the morning on Thursday, April 15th what happens to the 100 doses of J&J we have scheduled for Friday, April 16th based on the recommendations from that meeting.

 

We are taking names and scheduling appointments for any individual that is 18 years of age and other that would like to receive the vaccine. Our final large vaccination clinic for prime (1st doses) will be April 23rd. If there continues to be demand for the vaccine, we will schedule in groups of 10 for the Moderna vaccine at our office. The Moderna vaccine is a 10-dose vial that must be used within six hours after its punctured.

Anne Thompson, Administrator

About the Department

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Health Department shall be to prevent disease, promote rehabilitation, and provide health education.

Department Duties & Services
  • Child, Adolescent and Adult Immunizations
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Control Program
  • Communicable disease teaching and follow up
  • Community education on health related topics and prevention
  • Emergency preparedness planning & prevention
  • Response to disasters & assist in recovery
  • Disease prevention, surveillance & follow-up
  • Senior Health - visit Home Care Aide Agency for more information
  • Disease surveillance & follow-up
  • Tobacco Prevention
  • Lead Poisoning Prevention Education
Pocahontas County Board of Health

The Pocahontas County Board of Health supports local public health vision, mission, and advocacy and encourage community involvement in setting public health priorities.

Current Board Members:

  • Donna Stall
  • Connie Harmon
  • Joe Kramer
  • Kyle Smith
  • Dr. Ted George

Duties of the Board of Health

  1. Appoint a qualified Administrator; administrative and supervisory functions shall not be delegated to another Agency or organization.
  2. Adopt and periodically review the Agency’s policies governing operations of the Health Department.
  3. Oversee the management and fiscal affairs of the Agency. This shall include participation in preparing the annual operating budget and capital expenditure plan with final approval granted.
  4. Meet regularly as needed to conduct business, and when called by Chairperson they will conduct meetings in accordance with State of Iowa open meeting law.
  5. Establish a fee schedule for the service by the Health Department according to the cost of provision of said service. A sliding fee scale will be adopted considering income and family size.