Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Who Can Get a Booster
Eligible for 1 Booster:
- Everyone ages 12 years and older can get 1 booster after completing their COVID-19 vaccine primary series.
Eligible for 2 Boosters:
- Adults ages 50 years and older
- People ages 12 years and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised
- People who got 2 doses (1 primary dose and 1 booster) of Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine.
Get additional information on boosters, including WHEN you can get your first or second booster
County Public Health Incident Management Team Video Update
66* New Cases Reported Since April 20
- 66* new positive cases reported since Apr. 20.
- Total positive cases/individuals reported to date = 26,053
* Due to the wide availability of at-home rapid tests, the results of which are usually not reported/recorded, it is widely believed that new COVID cases are underreported. The number reported in this update is the number of new cases reported to the Iowa Department of Public Health.
- 8 County Hospitalizations: Today, MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center has 3 inpatients with COVID-19 and UnityPoint Health – Finley Hospital has 5 inpatients hospitalized with COVID for a total of 8 persons hospitalized with COVID in Dubuque County.
- No new deaths reported since Mar. 16.
- Total deaths related to COVID to date = 294
COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION RATE
Dubuque County COVID-19 Community Level = LOW
CDC Guidance for Low Community Level:
- Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and boosters
- Maintain improved ventilation throughout indoor spaces when possible
- Follow CDC recommendations for isolation and quarantine, including getting tested if you are exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms of COVID-19
- If you are immunocompromised or high risk for severe disease:
- Have a plan for rapid testing if needed (e.g., having home tests or access to testing)
- Talk to your healthcare provider about whether you are a candidate for treatments like oral antivirals, PrEP, and monoclonal antibodies
Please do not reply to this message. If you have general questions about COVID-19, please call 563-556-6200.
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