As of October 21, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend a booster dose of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine to people ages 65 and older and other vulnerable Americans.
Month: October 2021
Audubon County Memorial Hospital’s Life Fitness Center will remain closed to the general public due to the continued increase of COVID-19 numbers in Audubon County. We will continue to authorize patients to use the Fitness Center if they are currently in rehabilitation treatment through the Rehab Services department or those that have had a recent hospitalization or change in condition with a healthcare provider therapy order. For these authorized individuals, the fitness center can be used by appointment only between 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. No more than six people can be in the fitness center exercising at one time. To set up a time to use the fitness center, contact the Rehab Services department at 712-563-5314. All patients using the Fitness Center must agree to adhere to the rules of social distancing, stay six feet apart, use hand sanitizer before using the equipment, and clean the equipment off properly after each use. Patients using the fitness center will not be required to wear a mask while exercising but will be required to wear a mask in all other areas of the hospital. The fitness center doors will remain closed, so patients should enter through the main entrance to be screened.
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MODERNA COVID-19 VACCINE BOOSTER UPDATE
In anticipation of the CDC recommendation, following the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee recommending giving booster shots of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine to people ages 65 and older and other vulnerable Americans, Audubon County Public Health and Audubon County Memorial Hospital will be holding community Moderna booster clinics. Below are the following dates, times, and locations.
At this time, the Moderna COVID-19 booster vaccine is not available.
The Pfizer COVID-19 Booster vaccine is available for eligible individuals (see infographic below).
Audubon Public Health continues to offer free rapid COVID-19 testing for anyone who is experiencing symptoms or who would like to “test out” of quarantine due to a family exposure. Children under the age of 5 must see their primary care provider for COVID-19 testing.