Another COVID-19 vaccination clinic planned for March 24

To schedule your COVID-19 vaccine Appointment for Wednesday, March 24 from 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds, 311 6th Ave N, Humboldt, Iowa 50548 please respond to the website below.
*appointments will be made on a first come first serve basis

You must:
• Be 65 years old or older
• First Responders, Correctional Officers and Inspectors responsible for hospital, long-term care and child safety
• PK-12 staff, early childhood education, childcare workers
• Food, agriculture, distribution, manufacturing workers and staff and individuals who live in congregate settings that do not allow for social distancing
• Individuals with disabilities living in home settings and their direct care staff
• Government officials who work at the capitol during legislative session
• Be 18-64 years old that are or might be at an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 due to medical conditions
This is for individuals 64 years of age and younger that are or might be at an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 due to medical conditions.
Adults of any age with the following conditions are at increased risk of severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19:
• Cancer
• Chronic kidney disease
• COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
• Down Syndrome
• Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
• Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
• Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher but • Severe Obesity (BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2)
• Pregnancy
• Sickle cell disease
• Smoking
• Type 2 diabetes mellitus
COVID-19 is a new disease. Currently there are limited data and information about the impact of many underlying medical conditions on the risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Based on what we know at this time, adults of any age with the following conditions might be at an increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19:
• Asthma (moderate-to-severe)
• Cerebrovascular disease (affects blood vessels and blood supply to the brain)
• Cystic fibrosis
• Hypertension or high blood pressure
• Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune weakening medicines
• Neurologic conditions, such as dementia
• Liver disease
• Overweight (BMI > 25 kg/m2, but • Pulmonary fibrosis (having damaged or scarred lung tissues)
• Thalassemia (a type of blood disorder)
• Type 1 diabetes mellitus

NOTE: Once you have signed up for your first dose, please do not sign up for any additional appointments. Vaccine supply is very limited, and we want to ensure as many patients as possible have access to schedule an appointment.

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Cases still down in Humboldt County
According to the Humboldt County Memorial Hospital COVID-19 website, there have been 1,155 positive COVID cases in Humboldt County since the first case was identified in the county on April 18, 2020. The totals show 1,118 recovered cases, 25 deaths and 12 active positive cases in the county. The breakdown by age group was 44 people ages 0-17; 389 individuals ages 18-40; 344 ages 41-60; 220 adults ages 61-80 and 59 individuals ages 81 and older.
Humboldt County Public Health identified five individuals who tested positive on Wednesday, March 16. One was under 18 or under and four were ages 41-60.
The state of Iowa reported 4,277,250 total tests with 3,889,148 negative and 371,891 positive tests with a statewide positivity in the past 14 days of 3.9 percent.
In the past seven days Humboldt County has reported seven positive COVID-19 virus tests for a positivity rate of 4 percent.
Humboldt County ranks 33rd highest of the 99 counties for positive tests per 100,000 population at 12,548. Three neighboring counties Webster (7th), Wright (10th) and Kossuth (12th) are all over 14,000 positive tests per 100,000 population. Buena Vista is the highest at 24,097. As far as total positive tests, Polk County tops the state with more than 59,000. Nineteen counties are below 1,000 cases, including Pocahontas County at 864.

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