POCAHONTAS COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT
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COVID-19 VACCINE UPDATE FOR POCAHONTAS COUNTY
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
UPCOMING VACCINATION SCHEDULE – (CLINICS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!)
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)
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
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
- Appoint a qualified Administrator; administrative and supervisory functions shall not be delegated to another Agency or organization.
- Adopt and periodically review the Agency’s policies governing operations of the Health Department.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.