Covid related news for Winneshiek County

Joint Press Release – September 8, 2021

Immediate Release                                          Nancy Sacquitne RN, BSN September 8, 2021, 1400 hours                      nsacquitne@winneshiekhealth.org   Winneshiek County Joint Covid-19 planning committee update: Due to the increasing numbers of requests for Covid-19 testing, the committee would like to share some of the available sources in our county. Over the counter test kits are available but very limited… …

Public Health Press Release – September 3, 2021

Did you know? Health authorities know that the immune response from vaccination for COVID-19 is actually more robust than from natural immunity. This is which is why Public Health and other healthcare providers recommend that people get vaccinated even if they have had COVID before. The other thing with natural immunity versus vaccine immunity is that… …

Joint Press Release – August 18, 2021

Winneshiek County Joint COVID-19 Planning Committee recommendations: Our Winneshiek County health partners recommend the need for you to receive the COVID-19 vaccines if you have not done so. Individuals 12 years of age and older and younger adults are strongly urged to get the vaccine as the Delta variant which is the predominant strain in… …

Joint Press Release – June 9, 2021

Immediate Release                                                      kvandenbrink@winneshiekhealth.org June 9, 2021 Weekly Joint Planning Team Vaccine update: COVID-19 changed our lives and lifestyles for several months.  Although this public health emergency has not yet been declared over, Winneshiek County healthcare leaders are seeking the public’s feedback through an online JotForm link.  The data received will be used to create… …

Joint Press Release – 5-19-2021

Immediate Release                                                                  nsacquitne@winneshiekhealth.org May 19, 2021 Weekly Joint Planning Team Vaccine update: All Winneshiek County healthcare partners are looking for children aged 12-15 years old who would like to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination.  All parents wanting their children in that age bracket to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination are strongly encouraged to reach… …

Joint Press Release – 5-12-2021

Immediate Release                                                                  nsacquitne@winneshiekhealth.org May 12, 2021 Weekly Joint Planning Team Vaccine update: On Monday, May 10, 2021 the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to include adolescents 12-15 years of age. This approval by the FDA is an important step in reducing the burden of COVID-19… …

Joint Press Release – 5-5-2021

Immediate Release                                                                 nsacquitne@winneshiekhealth.org May 5, 2021    1430 hour                                                                    Nancy Sacquitne RN, BSN WE NEED YOU!  GET YOUR VACCINATION! Weekly Covid-19 planning team update Please keep calling, there is a shot for you! We continue to strive for higher numbers of vaccinated individuals. Please see below on how to contact your local healthcare providers… …

Joint Press Release – 4-28-2021

Immediate Release                                                                  nsacquitne@winneshiekhealth.org April 28, 2021 Weekly Joint Planning Team Vaccine update: Come one! Come all! Let’s get ready for summer!!!! All 3 COVID-19 vaccines are available for you in Winneshiek County. Moderna and J&J (Janssen) for ages 18 and older Pfizer for ages 16 and older Help yourself, help your family and help… …

Winneshiek County Public Health Press Release – 4-26-2021

From the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) IDPH Media Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sarah Ekstrand sarah.ekstrand@idph.iowa.gov (Des Moines, IA) Following the announcement today (Friday) that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have lifted the pause on the administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine,… …

Joint Press Release – 4-14-2021

Immediate Release                                                                  nsacquitne@winneshiekhealth.org April 14, 2021 Weekly Joint Planning Team Vaccine update: WE WANT YOU TO KNOW!! The FDA and CDC have “paused” the release of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine.  Six cases of a rare, but severe type of blood clot has been reported in women ranging in age between 18-48 years… …