Oct 25, 2021 4:12 PM

COVID-19 vaccine booster now available in Doniphan County

Posted Oct 25, 2021 4:12 PM
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By BRENT MARTIN

St. Joseph Post

Doniphan County health officials say the county will begin giving the COVID-19 vaccine booster shot now that the state of Kansas has approved the booster vaccine.

The Doniphan County Health Department says any adult who is at least 65 years old and has completed the two-dose Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least six months ago is eligible for the booster shot. Those who received the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 single-shot vaccine are eligible two months after receiving the vaccination.

The Doniphan County Health Department/HH Walk-In Immunization Clinic is held every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. every other day of the week. Call (785) 985-3591 for an appointment.

Doniphan County has recorded 1,362 coronavirus cases since the pandemic began. The health department reports that as of Friday, the county had 13 active cases. Doniphan County has recorded 28 coronavirus-related deaths.

Buchanan County has recorded 15,135 COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic, resulting in 222 deaths.

Andrew County reports a total of 2,991 COVID-19 cases and 28 deaths. Andrew County reports 82 active cases on its COVID-19 Dashboard.

Mosaic Life Care reports it is treating a total of 14 COVID-19 cases as of Monday, all at its St. Joseph hospital.