The Clinton County Health Department will hold free vaccine clinics in July for anyone 11 years or older who has not received a TDAP vaccine. TDAP vaccine provides protection against Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis. Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, has re-emerged as a prominent vaccine preventable illness in recent years, with outbreaks across the US, including Missouri.
Clinics will be held July 10th at the Clinton County Health Department in Plattsburg. July 11th at the Cameron First Christian Church. July 16th and the Clinton County Health Department in Plattsburg. Clinic times will be from 9am to 11am and 1pm to 4pm each day.
No appointment is necessary. These vaccinations are available to anyone 11 years and up who have not received a TDAP vaccination, regardless of health insurance. There is no charge for this vaccine.
For questions, please call the Health Department at (816) 539-2144 or email Blair Shock at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bid Period Has Closed.
The Clinton County Health Department is currently accepting bids for lawn care services.
Bids must be returned to the Health Department by 5:00PM May 16th, 2013 for consideration.
Full details and specifications are available on the Request For Proposal available here: Lawn Request for Proposal – 2013
Update: A copy of the recall issued by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services can be found here: Shatto Dairy Recall 8-2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The State Milk Board, in conjunction with the Missouri Department of Agriculture and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, announced milk products produced by Shatto Dairy of Osborn, Mo., are being recalled.
Test results received on Aug. 8 indicate levels of residual phosphatase above the standard for Grade “A” pasteurized milk after routine testing of samples collected on Aug. 6. Residual phosphatase may indicate potentially unpasteurized or improperly pasteurized milk, which can contain harmful pathogens that may lead to food borne illness. Individuals who have the products listed below should not consume those items. The products should be returned to the place of purchase or discarded.
Shatto Dairy’s plant operations have been temporarily suspended, pending the results of the investigation by the State Milk Board and Missouri departments of Agriculture and Health and Senior Services.
According to the State Milk Board, the recalled milk is packaged in glass bottles of varying sizes and labeled Grade “A.” Recalled products include:
- Whole Milk, unflavored half gallon code date: Aug 19
- 2% Milk, unflavored pint code date: Aug 19
- 1% Milk, unflavored quart code date: Aug 20
- Skim Milk, unflavored quart code date: Aug 19
- Half and Half pint code date: Aug 19
- Whole Milk, Cotton Candy flavor pint code date: Aug 20
- Cream pint code date: Aug 17
The milk products may have been sold in both Missouri and Kansas. The Missouri State Milk Board, in conjunction with the Missouri departments of Agriculture and Health and Senior Services are working with the company to compile a list of retailers to whom the product may have been distributed.
The Missouri State Milk Board continues to review the company’s records to determine when consumers may have purchased the product. Anyone who has purchased these products may return the unused portion to the store from which they purchased the product.
Copies of Missouri’s regulations for Grade “A” milk are available online at mda.mo.gov/animals/milk.
The bidding period for snow removal has lapsed.
The Open period for this proposal has lapsed.
November 17 is National Rural Health Day
Rural communities are wonderful places to live and work, which is why nearly 62 million people – nearly one in five Americans – call them home. These small towns, farming communities and frontier areas are places where neighbors know each other, listen to each other, respect each other and work together to benefit the greater good. They are also some of the best places to start a business and test your “entrepreneurial spirit.” These communities provide the rest of the country with a wealth of services and commodities, and they are the economic engine that has helped the United State become the world economic power it is today.
These rural communities also have unique healthcare needs. Today more than ever, rural communities must address accessibility issues, a lack of healthcare providers, the needs of an aging population suffering from a greater number of chronic conditions, and larger percentages of un- and underinsured citizens. And rural hospitals – which are often the economic foundation of their communities in addition to being the primary providers of care – struggle daily as declining reimbursement rates and disproportionate funding levels make it challenging to serve their residents.
That is why the National Organization of State Offices of Rural sets aside the third Thursday of every November – November 17 in 2011 – to celebrate National Rural Health Day. First and foremost, National Rural Health Day is an opportunity to “Celebrate the Power of Rural” by honoring the selfless, community-minded, “can do” spirit of that prevails in rural America. But it also gives us a chance to bring to light the unique healthcare challenges that rural citizens face – and showcase the efforts of rural healthcare providers, State Offices of Rural Health and other rural stakeholders to address those challenges.
For More Information on National Rural Health Day, visit: http://celebratepowerofrural.org/
The Health Department has FluMist available for eligible persons age 2 to 49. The cost is $20 for private pay. The Health Department will bill Medicare or Medicaid. There is no cost to children age 19 and younger who are VFC (Vaccines For Children) eligible. Please call (816) 539-2144 for eligibility and an appointment time.
Flu Shots remain available for persons ages 6 months and up. Please call the Health Department for a time and location when nurses are available to administer. (816) 539-2144
Please bring your Medicare or Medicaid card.
Private Pay shots are $20.
Please wear short sleeves or loose clothing when coming to your appointment.