The Board of Trustees of the Nodaway County Well being Middle met on July 21 and accepted the annual listening to on the tax charge at 9:30 a.m., on Wednesday, August 18, to be held previous to the common assembly of board.
In Administrator Tom Patterson’s report, he stated: “The variety of COVID-19 instances has elevated since our final assembly, with seven to 9 instances on some days. Hospitalizations have additionally elevated, and Missouri has seen a rise within the quantity throughout the state, with the Southwest area particularly exhausting hit. Many areas are affected by the identical variants that we’d count on. As well as, extra instances are growing in younger folks and youngsters than in earlier intervals.
“The variants current extra cross-sectional infections or infections after vaccination. You will need to do not forget that COVID-19 vaccines are very efficient and a small variety of these vaccinated can change into contaminated with the virus. Nevertheless, the severity of your sickness will lower significantly. The identical may be stated for our different frequent vaccines.
“Whereas safety may be decreased to various levels with variants, vaccines are nonetheless the most effective safety towards an infection. And vaccines are very, very efficient in stopping critical sickness and demise towards all variants.
“As we transfer into the autumn, we are going to proceed to supply COVID-19 info, schooling, and selling vaccines. We’re scheduling college clinics and hope to supply some COVID-19 vaccines with the opposite college vaccines. We offer focused vaccine clinics the place we will for smaller teams, primarily companies and organizations, and we’re increasing our clinic hours to accommodate an anticipated enhance in demand, “stated Patterson.
Well being educator Suzanne Von Behren’s report famous that a new blood stress clinic has been established at The Villas on the Summit. Different areas in Burlington Jct., Hopkins and Ravenwood hope to reopen and resume blood stress screenings.
Von Behren is on the market to schedule displays for organizations, teams, faculties, and different events.
Environmental public well being specialist Jack Hunsucker reported solely eight licensed little one care facilities in Nodaway County after one was scheduled to shut for September.