Have you been vaccinated against COVID-19?
Are you interested in taking the vaccine, but you have some questions about its effectiveness, safety, side effects, etc.?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have compiled the most complete and up-to-date information available. Both of these websites offer the latest statistics tracking the impact COVID-19 around the world, information about how to avoid spreading the infection, what vaccines are available and where to find them, what to do if you think you may be sick with COVID-19, correction of common misconceptions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, and so much more.
Flu season is coming. Make sure you prepare yourself by getting your annual flu shot.
Every year, millions of people in the U.S. become sick with influenza (flu). This respiratory illness is caused by ever-changing variations of two main types of viruses, influenza A and influenza B. In addition to other preventative actions such as washing hands and cleaning frequently used surfaces, it is important to get vaccinated against these viruses each year. Visit the CDC Influenza website to find answers to any seasonal flu related questions you may have.
Do you know whether all of your vaccines are up to date?
Even if you were fully vaccinated as a child, there may be vaccines that you need today.
Some vaccines you received as a child may require a booster. Your job, lifestyle, age, health conditions, travel habits, and other factors may put you at increased risk for certain vaccine preventable infections. Answering questions on the Adult Vaccine Assessment Tool will give you a personalized list of vaccines you may need. Most of these vaccines are available at the Caldwell County Health Department. Please call 816-586-2311 to schedule a time to get your vaccines. While you are not responsible for any out-of-pocket costs (except for the shingles vaccine, which can only be provided at full cost), we do ask that (if you have insurance) you bring your insurance card to your appointment. Certain vaccines, such as those recommended for individuals who are going to travel to specific destinations outside of the U.S. are not available at this office, but our friendly staff will be happy to assist you in finding out where you can get them.