The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has updated their booster dose guidance. Adults aged 50 or older and immunocompromised individuals are now eligible to receive a second booster shot. A second Pfizer or Moderna booster dose is available for those people at least 4 months after the first booster.
It is recommended that people who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine get the Pfizer or Moderna booster. It is advised that those who got a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine to get the same booster as their initial vaccine, but they can mix and match depending on preference or availability—except for adolescents age 12-17 who are only able to receive the Pfizer vaccine.
Six additional deaths in the Four Corners District have been determined to COVID-19 related. These deaths occurred in the months of September 2021, October 2021, December 2021, and February 2022 timeframes. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 115 for the Four Corners District.
Free drive up COVID testing is available weekly at Four Corners on Monday and Thursday from 11AM to 1PM. It is asked that you pre-register. Go to this link to register and for more information: https://fourcorners.ne.gov/programs-services-2/coronavirus-covid-19-information/
Take home COVID test kits are still available. These tests are free and include an online guided option which gives official documented results. Tests can be picked up at:
- Four Corners Health Department at 2101 N Lincoln Ave in York
- Polk County Health Department at 330 N State Street in Osceola
- Seward Memorial Library at 233 S 5th Street in Seward (available at drive thru window)
- Hruska Memorial Library at 399 N 5th Street in David City
COVID vaccine clinics are held weekly at Four Corners on 2101 N. Lincoln Avenue in York on Friday from 12PM to 4PM. All three vaccines and boosters (Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson) are offered at each clinic, including Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5 and over. There is no charge for the vaccine. Registration at www.fourcorners.ne.gov is appreciated. Please remember to bring your vaccine card.
Go to this Four Corners link for more vaccine options: https://fourcorners.ne.gov/programs-services-2/coronavirus-covid-19-information/covid-19-vaccine-information/
For questions or to learn more, call Four Corners at 402-362-2621 or 877-337-3573 or email us at email@example.com