Author: Susan Greving

Audubon County Memorial Hospital to hold Pfizer Booster Clinic

Audubon County Memorial Hospital will be holding a Pfizer Booster Clinic on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 from 8:00am-10:00am at the hospital for qualified individuals. Vaccines will be given by appointment only and you must sign up before Monday, October 4, 2021.

Audubon County Memorial Hospital Celebrates National Health Week

This year, Audubon County Memorial Hospital (ACMH) responded to the COVID-19 pandemic with rapid response protocols, dissemination of facts, and the distribution of vaccines. ACMH continues to provide services that meet the growing needs of Audubon County. Women’s Health Services and the Weight Loss Clinic are just a couple of the services now available to the community.

Public Health Opens FREE COVID-19 Testing Clinic Rapid Testing Available

Public Health will be offering 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.

Colonoscopies Now Recommended at Age 45

Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and The American Cancer Society (ACS) have updated their guidelines for colon cancer screenings. The updated recommendation is to begin colorectal screening exams for people 45 years of age, who are at an average risk for the disease.

National Healthcare Decisions Day

National Healthcare Decisions Day educates and empowers the public and healthcare providers to take part in important advance care planning.

Audubon County Residents ages 18 and older sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine! Johnson and Johnson single dose vaccine now available.

Beginning April 5th those in Iowa ages 16 and older will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Audubon County initially had only received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, a two-dose series separated by 28 days.  We have been notified that Audubon County will also be receiving 100 doses of the Johnson and Johnson single dose COVID-19 vaccine.  Both the Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines are designed to prevent COVID-19 in those ages 18 and older, therefore in Audubon County, only those 18 and older will be eligible.  Audubon County has been guaranteed from the Iowa Department of Public Health on receiving at least 200 doses of Moderna weekly (enough to fully vaccinate 100 people).  At this time, the Johnson and Johnson vaccine is a single allotment with no guarantee on future doses.

ACMH COVID-19 Vaccination Waiting List Sign-Up

Audubon County residents and Audubon County Memorial Hospital and Clinics patients can sign up for the ACMH COVID-19 Vaccination Waiting List by visiting this link , or by calling the hospital at 712-563-4611.  You may sign up at any time and we will notify you as soon as you become eligible.

Audubon County Vaccination Information

Effective Monday, March 8, 2021, the Iowa Department of Public Health authorized COVID-19 vaccine providers in Iowa to officially begin vaccinating additional priority populations. Individuals 64 years of age and younger with medical conditions that are or may be at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 are now eligible. Audubon County continues to receive the Moderna vaccine. The Moderna vaccine can only be given to those that are 18 years of age or older.