Wednesday, January 4, 2023
69 New Cases in Last 7 Days
Vaccinations Can Reduce Severity of Illness for Children and Missed Work Days for Parents
Unsurprisingly, a recent study found co-infection of flu and COVID is more severe than just flu or COVID alone for children. This finding, combined with the fact that parents missing work due to their children's respiratory illness is at an all time high right now, underscore the importance of vaccinations for children.
By getting children vaccinated against influenza and vaccinated/boosted against COVID-19, you will reduce the chance of them getting seriously ill from influenza and COVID. Childhood COVID and influenza vaccines are available at the VNA, Medical Associates, Crescent Community Health Center, and Grand River Medical Center. To find a COVID-19 vaccine near you, visit the vaccines.gov website.
VNA Offering Walk-In Vaccination/Booster Clinics
The VNA is hosting walk in COVID-19 vaccination clinics for primary series and bivalent booster doses, including pediatric bivalent boosters, at its clinic at 660 Iowa Street in Dubuque. Appointments are not required.
Clinics are scheduled for:
- Friday, Jan. 6, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Monday, Jan. 9, 3 - 6 p.m.
- Friday, Jan. 13, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Friday, Jan. 20, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Friday, Jan. 27, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Monday, Jan. 30, 3 - 6 p.m.
Get information on other vaccine providers.
- 69* new positive cases reported since Dec. 28.
- Total positive cases/individuals reported to date = 30,528
* Due to the wide availability of at-home rapid tests, the results of which are usually not reported/recorded, 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.
- No new additional deaths reported since Dec. 28. Dubuque County's total to date is 325.
Current COVID-19 Community Level = MEDIUM
COVID-19 Integrated County View
View the CDC's latest information on Dubuque County, including Community Level, Transmission Level, Vaccination Rates, and more,
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