COVID-19 Updates

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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Demand is light for youth to receive COVID vaccine

Nodaway County Health Department Administrator Tom Patterson said demand is light for 12-to-17-year-olds to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. He said there have been some inquiries but limited demand for the vaccine. At this time, only the Pfizer vaccine is approved for the age group. The health center is currently receiving Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines

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COVID-19 winds down in county, vac rate reaches 33.5%, 4 new cases

With the last mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic, May 12 only offering second doses of the vaccine, individuals who wish to initiate the vaccinations will need to contact their local pharmacies, Rogers Pharmacy, Hy-Vee and Walmart. According to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services COVID-19 vaccination dashboard, an estimated 33.5 percent or 7,397 Nodaway

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Geography with Goudge

“This week’s Covid-19 map, based on data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), displays the percent of people who have received both doses or are fully vaccinated in each state. Maine, Connecticut and Vermont lead with over 37% administered in arms followed by Massachusetts, New Mexico, Rhode Island and South Dakota.  Missouri

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Mosaic leader gives report on vaccination work

By Nate Blackford, Mosaic Medical Center – Maryville president Since March 2020 and the onset of COVID in our region, I have authored regular articles for this paper. During that time, we have dealt with many unknowns, witnessed a steep increase in COVID numbers and now we are seeing what appears to be a sustained

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Mosaic reports mass vaccine clinics to stop; vac rate reaches 30.7%; 5 new COVID cases

Mosaic Medical Center announced the phasing out of COVID-19 mass vaccination clinics. The Maryville community vaccine events hosted by Mosaic, Northwest Missouri State University and Nodaway County Health Department have provided the opportunity to administer over 7,300 vaccines with the intent of protecting Nodaway Countians against the COVID-19 virus. For those who have not received

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Geography with Goudge

“This week’s Covid-19 map, based on data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), displays the percent of people who have received both doses or are fully vaccinated in each state.  Alaska, Maine and New Mexico lead with 31% administered in arms followed by Connecticut, Rhode Island and South Dakota.  Missouri ranks 43rd with

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