Benton County Public Well being (BCPH) has obtained an allocation of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for individuals in Part 1-A. This section consists of people working in healthcare settings who’ve the potential for direct or oblique publicity to sufferers or infectious supplies. Qualifying people on this section and future phases are decided by Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) on the federal stage and Iowa Illness Advisory Council (IDAC) on the state stage. See https://idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus/IDAC for extra particulars.
BCPH is working with the next entities to manage vaccine: Virginia Homosexual Hospital and Clinics, major care supplier workplaces in Benton County, and pharmacies. All of those areas have been permitted as COVID-19 vaccine suppliers. In case you are actively working in healthcare and you are feeling you’ll qualify in Part 1-A please contact BCPH at 319-472-6360 for extra info. Please be aware, we can’t assure availability of the vaccine as it’s in restricted provide at the moment. COVID-19 Vaccine can’t be offered to people who don’t qualify for Part 1-A.
Iowa Infectious Illness Advisory Council is presently engaged on establishing steerage for Part 1-B at the moment. Iowa Division of Public Well being will decide when vaccine administration can transfer into this section. BCPH will share extra info as we obtain it. Please proceed to take precautions to guard your self and others from the COVID-19 virus, together with: carrying a masks, staying at residence when ailing, avoiding giant gatherings, sustaining six-foot distance from others not in your family, and washing your arms.
If in case you have not already obtained an annual flu vaccine, please contact us. We have now not seen the height of the flu season, so it isn’t too late. Additionally, you would want to obtain any vaccine both two weeks prior or after getting a COVID-19 vaccine so don’t delay. Benton County Public Well being has free flu vaccines out there to anybody who’s 18 years and older. Contact our workplace for extra info at 319-472-6360.