Local COVID-19 vaccine effort ramps up again

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

As the snow melts off local roadways, the local COVID-19 vaccine effort is ramping up once again.

On Wednesday, the Missouri Delta Medical Center is holding a vaccine clinic for those needing their first Moderna vaccine. The clinic will take appointments from those in Phase 1B-Tier 2, which are high-risk individuals protecting those who are at increased risk for severe illness and anyone aged 65 and older.

Adults with the following conditions qualify: cancer, chronic kidney disease, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), Intellectual and/or developmental disabilities such as Down syndrome, heart conditions such as heart failure, coronary artery disease (CAD) or cardiomyopathies, immunocompromised state from solid organ transplant, severe obesity, pregnancy, sickle cell disease or Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.

To schedule an appointment, contact Whitney at 472-7406 or the Scott County Health Department at 471-4044.

The SEMO Health Network is scheduling COVID-19 vaccinations for those in Phase 1A, Phase 1B-Tier 1 or Phase 1B-Tier 2. To schedule an appointment call 573-559-2376.

According to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, an estimated 16% of Scott County’s 38,280 residents have received at least one vaccine dose. There has been 9,308 total doses administered to Scott County residents while 6,122 first doses have been given.

The Scott County Health Department last reported 367 active COVID-19 cases on Feb. 17 with 3,386 recoveries and 77 deaths.

In Mississippi County, 12% of residents have received at least one vaccine dose with 1,586 receiving at least one dose and 2,197 total doses given.

As of Monday, the Mississippi County Health Department reported 14 active cases in the county with 1,318 out of quarantine and 30 deaths.

In New Madrid County, 10.9% of residents have received at least one vaccine dose with 2,473 total doses given and 1,858 receiving their first dose.

The New Madrid County Health Department reported just three active cases in the county on Friday with 2,045 out of quarantine and 47 deaths.

In Stoddard County, 10.8% of residents have received their first dose of the vaccine with 4,438 total doses administered. Of those, 3,144 have received their first dose.

The Stoddard County Public Health Center reported 17 active cases Monday with 2,980 recovered with 62 deaths.

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