VNA Offers Walk-In Vaccination/Booster Clinics; 37 New Cases and 1 Death Since Sept. 21
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
VNA Offers Walk-In Vaccination/Booster Clinics
The VNA is hosting walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics for primary series and bivalent booster doses. Their clinic is located at 660 Iowa Street in Dubuque. Primary series refers to the initial COVID-19 vaccine doses. The bivalent booster dose is a version of the COVID-19 vaccine that offers protection against the original strain of COVID-19 as well as the Omicron strain, which is now the predominant variant of the virus around the world. Appointments are not required.
Clinics are scheduled for:
- Friday, September 30, 8 - 4:30 p.m.
- Friday, October 7, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Monday, October 10, 3 - 6 p.m.
- Friday, October 14, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Friday, October 21, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Friday, October 28, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Monday, October 31, 2 - 4 p.m.
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37 New Cases and 1 Death Since Sept. 21
- 37* new positive cases reported since Sept. 21.
- Total positive cases/individuals reported to date = 29,135
* 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.
- 2 County Hospitalizations: Today, MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center has 1 inpatient with COVID-19 and UnityPoint Health – Finley Hospital has 1 inpatient hospitalized with COVID for a total of 2 persons hospitalized with COVID in Dubuque County.
MEDIUM COVID-19 COMMUNITY LEVEL
Dubuque County COVID-19 Community Level = MEDIUM
CDC Guidance for MEDIUM Community Level:
If you are immunocompromised or high risk for severe disease:
- Talk to your healthcare provider about whether you need to wear a mask and take other precautions (e.g., testing)
- 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
If you have household or social contact with someone at high risk for severe disease
- consider self-testing to detect infection before contact
- consider wearing a mask when indoors with them
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
* At all levels, people can wear a mask based on personal preference, informed by personal level of risk. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask.
COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION LEVEL
Dubuque County COVID-19 Community Transmission Level = SUBSTANTIAL
The CDC's Community Transmission Level is based on the number of new cases per 100,000 population and is used by local healthcare facilities to determine internal protocol and procedures.
- 1 new death reported since Sept. 21.
- Total deaths related to COVID to date = 311
- 65.6% of all county residents are fully vaccinated
- 58% of all county residents fully vaccinated have received a booster
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