COVID-19 Updates

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Booster dose clinic set for November 9 Bridget Kenny, RN, BSN, community health nurse liaison, community outreach In response to the Advisory Committee on Immunization’s (ACIP) recommendation for a COVID–19 booster in certain populations, Mosaic Medical Center – Maryville, Northwest Missouri State University and Nodaway County Health Department are offering a booster opportunity to our

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Health Board hears quarantine concerns

The Nodaway County Health Center Board of Directors met September 15 and heard concerns about student quarantines from Maryville R-II parent, Isaiah Korthanke, and Nodaway County Associate Commissioner Chris Burns. Administrator Tom Patterson said, “State guidance is not a suggestion, it is protocol.” Nodaway County Health Center is working with state guidance. Patterson said when

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Hospital president celebrates FDA vaccine approval

By Nate Blackford, Mosaic Medical Center – Maryville president On August 23, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. This is the first full approval for any COVID-19 vaccine for people ages 16 and older. “The FDA’s approval of this vaccine is a milestone as we continue

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Health Center offers COVID-19 vaccinations for Back-to-School

Suzanne Von Behren RN, BSN, gives Ellaina Renfro a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination at one of the Nodaway County Health Center’s Back-to-School vaccination clinics at 2416 South Main Street, Maryville. Renfro who will be a junior at North Nodaway received her first vaccine shot, August 3, along with her sister, Olivia, a NN freshman. The duo,

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Shots in arms are occurring

By Nate Blackford, Mosaic Medical Center – Maryville president I want to start by sharing a bit of positive news. Over the past seven days, 253 additional Nodaway County residents and 137 Andrew County residents have received the vaccine. For Nodaway County specifically, this brings our total percentage of those who have received at least

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Health Center leader gives information on COVID variants, vaccinations

By Tom Patterson, Nodaway County Health Center administrator All areas should expect to experience variants. We are all too connected to be exempt. The delta variant has quickly become prevalent across the country and we can expect that another variant might replace it in the near future. Any variants can be more contagious and more

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Mosaic leader tells vaccines work

By Nate Blackford, Mosaic Medical Center-Maryville president This week I’ve been sent dozens of articles with concerning headlines about rising COVID hospitalizations, hospital employee frustrations and burnout and alarming unvaccinated rates from around the country and the region. My good friend and former colleague Dr. Stevan Whitt is MU Health Care’s chief clinical officer and

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County announces FEMA COVID-19 funeral assistance

Nodaway County Collector Treasurer Marilyn Jenkins reported Federal Emergency Management Assistance (FEMA) will offer county citizens the COVID-19 Funeral Assistance program. The general program overview can be found at fema.gov/disasters/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance/faq. There is an application process for the individual including all necessary information and documentation when contact is made with the FEMA agent through a phone call.

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Uptick in COVID with 15 new cases, vaccinations stall

According to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services COVID-19 vaccination dashboard, an estimated 35.7 percent of Nodaway Countians or 7,881 individuals have received the first dose of the vaccine. As of June 1, 32.3 percent or 7,142 people have completed the vaccination process. The total population of Nodaway County is given at 22,092

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