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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.
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 https://bit.ly/3culXTd , 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.
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.
Audubon County Memorial Hospital and Clinics is excited to welcome Dr. Michelle Rebelsky as our newest primary care physician and chief medical officer.
It is no surprise that February is Heart Health Month! This month raises awareness of the risks of heart disease and how it affects Americans. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), “Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, causing about 1 in 4 deaths.”
Audubon County Memorial Hospital offers Wellness Screenings year-round. These screenings are an accessible option that do not require a referral from a doctor.
On Tuesday, February 2, 2021, Audubon County Memorial Hospital was invited to join the Coaches for Cancer Event at Audubon High School. Between JV and Varsity games Tuesday night, ACMH’s Radiology Director, Jessica Fastert spoke to students, coaches, and spectators about Breast Cancer Awareness and the services the hospital offers the community.
When the New Year comes around, health and wellness resolutions are at the top of the list. Health professionals understand that weight loss and weight loss management can be a challenge.
Audubon County Memorial Hospital and Clinics (ACMH) is currently serving as the COVID-19 vaccination site for Audubon County. Although ACMH has provided vaccination to everyone in Phase 1A that wanted the vaccine, the State of Iowa will not approve further vaccination for Phase 1B groups until the health care workforce in Iowa has reached 60-70% coverage.