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Hey friends. We’re trying to figure out what’s going on with our tomatoes. Our research shows a type of bacteria requiring we must dispose of all infected fruits and plants. Anyone have any ideas?!?! 😩
Giving Garden update 07.25
Harvest before the rain! Come and get it 💙 we love sharing.
Giving Garden 💙 peppers, broccoli, cucumbers and Zucchini
Giving Garden update! Come grab some of our veggies!
Giving Garden 🪴 available today!
Parents of incoming Kindergarten, 8th Graders and Seniors there is a vaccine requirement for your student(s). The Saline County Health Department would be happy to vaccinate your child BEFORE school starts! We take most major insurance, medicaid and other programs available for those who do NOT have insurance.
Please call to schedule an appointment on the bus at 660-886-3434.
Miami, August 2nd - Registration
Sweet Springs, August 3rd - Downtown
Slater, August 8th - Downtown
Marshall, August 10th - Project Share
Malta Bend, August 17th - Open House
We have Zucchini from our Giving Garden!
The Health Department and WIC will be closed this afternoon due to State offices closed for the 4th of July. We will reopen on July 5th. Have a good 4th of July !
We have zucchini to hand out thanks to a citizens of Saline County!
Our first harvest for 2023 💙 We are so proud of the amount of basil and radishes we received today!
Remember…..Whatever the garden produces will be up for grabs on a first come first serve basis. This opportunity is available to everyone. Come in to our lobby before it’s all gone. Follow our page to see daily updates on our 2023 Giving Garden.
As always thank you to Bayer, Common Good Natural Living and Northwest Community Services for helping us with our garden this year!
We’re sad to hear about Dr. Allegri, who served as a board member since the inception of our SCHD board. Thank you for serving for the betterment of Saline County. Please pray for peace and comfort 💙
Stephen K. Allegri, DC, 73, of Slater, died Monday, June 5, 2023 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, June 22, 2023 at 1000 A.M. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Slater, with Father Francis Doyle officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date
What a great day! Thank you to our friends from Bayer, Common Good Natural Living and Northwest Community Services. Our Giving Garden is planted 💙💙
This Friday, May 26th SCHD will only be open from 8 am - 9 am. We lost a great friend and coworker this week. Don Reid was our IT specialist for 18+ years. Please pray for his family for peace and comfort during this time.
Find the obituary of Donald William Reid (1959 - 2023) from Houstonia, MO. Leave your condolences to the family on this memorial page or send flowers to show you care.
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Second bivalent COVID-19 vaccine available for 65+ and immunocompromised
Older adults and immunocompromised persons are now able to receive a second bivalent mRNA vaccine dose against COVID-19.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced updated recommendations that include a second bivalent dose for those 65 years old and older if at least 4 months have passed since their first bivalent dose. The CDC also recommends a second bivalent dose for immunocompromised persons if at least 2 months have passed since their first bivalent dose. The bivalent COVID-19 vaccine, also known as the “updated” COVID-19 vaccine, targets two virus strains of the COVID-19 vaccine: omicron and the original SARS-CoV-2 virus.
The protection provided by COVID-19 vaccines decreases over time, especially in older adults and those with weakened immune systems. A second bivalent dose increases this protection, helping to prevent infection, severe disease, hospitalization and death.
“As the pandemic has evolved, scientifically-based recommendations for vaccines have evolved along with it. Although originally helpful earlier in the pandemic, the primary monovalent mRNA vaccine series are no longer indicated, and we are focusing on the more recent bivalent vaccine approach,” said Tara Brewer
A single dose of bivalent COVID-19 vaccine is recommended for everyone ages 6 to 65 years old who is not immunocompromised. Less than 15% of Missourians have received a bivalent dose, putting them at increased risk of severe COVID-19 disease.
For children 6 months to 5 years old, one or more bivalent doses may be recommended, depending on age, vaccine, and which vaccine product was used for previous doses. Unvaccinated young children continue to require a series of multiple doses to establish initial protection against COVID-19. Consult with your child’s health care provider to make sure your child is up to date with COVID-19 vaccines.
For healthy individuals ages 6 to 65 years who have never received a COVID-19 immunization, getting vaccinated is now easier than ever. A single bivalent dose of mRNA vaccine is now all that is needed to be considered fully vaccinated for persons in this age group without immunocompromise. Monovalent (original) mRNA COVID-19 vaccine doses are no longer recommended or dispensed in the United States. Alternative options to the mRNA vaccines remain, including the Novavax series, for which the CDC’s recommendations have not changed.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Task Force on SIDS reviews all the latest scientific and clinical evidence about SIDS and other sleep-related infant deaths and makes recommendations about the most effective ways to reduce baby’s risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and sleep-relat...
Saline County Health Department bus will be downtown Sweet Springs this week! April 5th for WIC services and April 6th for Health Department services.
Please call 660-886-3434 to schedule a time to get your blood pressure checked, immunizations or time to consult with a nurse. Thank you and we're excited to provide this service to surrounding areas.
There was a Dexcom found in the Saline County Health Dept/Katy Trail Community Health lobby. Call us at 660 886 3434.
Health Department bus has made it to Sweet Springs! Giving out FREE at home COVID test until 3:30 downtown Sweet Springs. Just stop by and see us!
Our internet and phones are currently down.
SCHD will be closed 12/23 due to extreme temperature.
Saline County Health Dept. closed today 12/22 due to inclement weather.
We’re so grateful 💙 Thank you for trusting us to serve you 💙 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to our friends we serve inside and outside of Saline County 🎄 Our office will close December 23rd at noon and reopen 8 am December 27th.
We have 5 Pfizer bivalents available today! First come first serve
Great News! Bivalent Covid Vaccine (Moderna and Pfizer) will be available at our next Missouri Valley College event inside the Malcolm Center. No appointment necessary!
September 15th, 2022 from 9 am - 12:00 and 1:00 - 4:30 pm
Can’t wait until we can share 💙
BOOSTERS UPDATED: Boosters targeting the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants of SARS-CoV-2 are becoming available at some Missouri locations. At this time, the updated Pfizer booster is authorized for individuals 12+ and the Moderna booster is authorized for individuals 18+. The original booster formulations were updated to prevent further spread of the Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants, which are currently the most widespread variants globally.
A list of providers who pre-ordered the updated booster doses is available at MOStopsCovid.com.
For more health information, visit Health.Mo.Gov.
Per CDC Guidelines….
mRNA COVID19 vaccines are NO LONGER authorized for use as boosters in people ages 12 years and older. Saline County Health Department has ordered the required booster, but the vaccine has not been received yet. Please stay tuned to our website and page.
We’re at the Malcolm Center today giving both COVID and school vaccines!
Call us at 660-886-3434 before your child starts school please!
Two vaccines can be used for preventing monkeypox infection. CDC recommends vaccination for people who might have been exposed to monkeypox.
Learn more: https://bit.ly/3AftSRE.
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