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Missouri DHSS Adds Forty Six COVID-19 Related Deaths Following a Review of Several Death Certificates

Missouri DHSS Adds Forty Six COVID-19 Related Deaths Following a Review of Several Death Certificates The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is adding 46 Coronavirus related deaths after the state’s disease surveillance system analyzed several death certificates yesterday (Monday). Officials say the deaths will be captured and reported publicly through the dashboard this…Continue Reading

Two AVT Vaccination Clinics in Audrain County Vaccinate Over 150

Two AVT Vaccination Clinics in Audrain County Vaccinate Over 150 Two Adaptive Vaccination Team COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Audrain County yesterday (Thursday) and today (Friday) inoculate a total of 157. The clinic in Vandalia yesterday (Thursday) at the Eastern Missouri Family YMCA vaccinated 76 residents. The clinic today (Friday) at the Audrain County Health Department…Continue Reading

Audrain County Health Department Releases Weekly COVID-19 Report

Audrain County Health Department Releases Weekly COVID-19 Report The Audrain County Health Department is reporting four active COVID-19 cases in their weekly news release today (Wednesday). The only other information provided on COVID-19 from the health department in Audrain County in the weekly report is that there are 3 active probable cases. For more information…Continue Reading

MU Healthcare Vaccination Clinic Next Week

MU Healthcare Vaccination Clinic Next Week MU Health Care is partnering with Columbia / Boone County Public Health and Human Services to offer a 3-day vaccination clinic next Thursday through Saturday, April 15-17. Nearly 7,000 appointment slots are available for the event and can be made at http://www.muhealth.org/covid19-vaccine-scheduling. The event will be held at the…Continue Reading

Audrain County Health Department COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

Audrain County Health Department COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics Now that all three phases of Missouri’s COVID-19 vaccination plan are open, the Audrain County Health Department is taking appointments at their office and at two upcoming vaccination clinics. The clinics will be held in Vandalia at the Eastern Missouri YMCA next Thursday, April 15th between 8:30 and…Continue Reading

Boone County Records First U.K. Variant COVID-19 Case

Boone County Records First U.K. Variant COVID-19 Case The Columbia/Boone County Health Department is reporting the 1st positive case of the U.K. variant COVID-19 today (Thursday). According to a press release the health department has completed the case investigation and contact tracing for the patient and in order to protect the patient’s privacy, no other…Continue Reading

COVID-19 Vaccination Stats From Audrain County Health Department

COVID-19 Vaccination Stats From Audrain County Health Department Vaccination statistics for Audrain County are being released by the Audrain County Health Department. During the weekly inter-collaborative meeting today (Wednesday) between the department and community agencies, it was announced that 36% of Audrain Countians that are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Phase 1 or 2…Continue Reading

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Will Close Parts of Mark Twain Lake Next Week

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Will Close Parts of Mark Twain Lake Next Week A by-appointment-only COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic next week will close parts of Mark Twain Lake recreation areas. The North and South Spillways and Overlook will be closed from 3:00pm on April 13th until 7:00am April 15th. The closure includes the shooting range, disk…Continue Reading

Audrain County Health Department Opens Phase 2 COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments

Audrain County Health Department Opens Phase 2 COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments The Audrain County Health Department is now accepting appointments for those residents that fall into Phase 2 of the State’s COVID-19 vaccination plan. Those that are now eligible fall into the chemical, construction, commercial facilities, critical manufacturing, defense industrial base, financial services, food or agriculture,…Continue Reading

Rides Available for Missourians to Get COVID Vaccine

Rides Available for Missourians to Get COVID Vaccine Missourians that need a ride to COVID-19 vaccination sites now have a new resource. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has a website that will provide those needing a ride with service providers in their area. Most of the agencies providing the rides are doing…Continue Reading

Audrain Health & Community Leaders Meet for Weekly Discussion

Audrain Health & Community Leaders Meet for Weekly Discussion The Audrain County Health Department inter-collaborative meeting today (Wednesday) clarifies the registration process for the mass vaccination clinic April 6th at the Mexico YMCA. Once residents register on the state’s COVID navigator website, they may begin making appointments on March 30th. Audrain County is ahead of…Continue Reading

Weekly Update From Audrain County Health Department

Weekly Update From Audrain County Health Department The Audrain County Health Department is reporting no active cases of COVID-19 in the county today (Wednesday). This is the first of the weekly reports sent by the agency after changing from daily updates. The 7-day positivity rate and 7-day average of new cases per day are both…Continue Reading

Audrain County Health Department Releases Information On How to Get Registered for Second Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

Audrain County Health Department Releases Information On How to Get Registered for Second Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic The Audrain County Health Department (ACHD) is releasing instructions on how Audrain County residents can get pre-registered for the mass vaccination event at the Mexico Area Family YMCA on Tuesday, April 6th. You can register for the event…Continue Reading

Columbia/Boone County Public Health Director Modifying Current Health Order

Columbia/Boone County Public Health Director Modifying Current Health Order The Columbia/Boone County Health and Human Services Director Stephanie Browning is modifying the current health order. The new orders go into effect at noon on March 24th and expire on April 14th unless extended, rescinded or modified prior to such expiration. Below are the modifications to…Continue Reading

Cole County Educators Set to Get Vaccinated

Cole County Educators Set to Get Vaccinated A mass COVID-19 vaccine clinic will be held today (Friday) in Cole County. The event will be held at the Linc in Jefferson City from 8am until 4pm. It is a walk-through clinic and the Pfizer vaccine will be administered. The Jefferson City School District will have a…Continue Reading

Second Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic in Mexico Set for April 6th

Second Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic in Mexico Set for April 6th A second mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic is set for April 6th in Mexico. The Audrain County Health Department received approval from the State of Missouri this afternoon (Wednesday) for the use of the Missouri National Guard for the clinic that will be held at…Continue Reading

Missouri’s Phase 1B Tier 3 COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Opening Up

Missouri’s Phase 1B Tier 3 COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Opening Up Missouri is moving into Phase 1B Tier 3 of COVID-19 vaccine distribution starting today (Monday), which includes several groups like teachers, childcare workers, and government employees. According to the Missouri Vaccinator site, the state received 119,360 doses of the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson…Continue Reading

More Vaccination Clinics Being Planned for Audrain County

More Vaccination Clinics Being Planned for Audrain County Audrain County Health Department and partners are planning a second mass vaccination clinic in Audrain County. The information was released in their weekly inter-collaborative meeting with community leaders this afternoon (Wednesday). It is tentatively planned for April 6th at the Mexico Area YMCA, but is still pending…Continue Reading

Audrain County Health Department Releases Latest COVID-19 Testing Numbers

Audrain County Health Department Releases Latest COVID-19 Testing Numbers Six new cases of COVID-19 are being reported by the Audrain County Health Department today (Wednesday). The last report was given by the Audrain County Health Department on Thursday, March 4th. There are currently 11 total active cases. There have been 1,690 cases and 57 deaths…Continue Reading