If you are interested in receiving a COVID-19 Vaccine, please contact any of the three pharmacies in Iron Mountain (The Drug Store, Walgreens, or Wal-Mart) to schedule an appoint at one of their daily clinics, as the Florence County Health Department is no longer offering weekly vaccine clinics.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced that children age 6 months and older are now eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The announcement follows the authorization and recommendation by both the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for use of the Pfizer vaccine for children 6 months through 4 years of age and the Moderna vaccine for children 6 months through 5 years of age.
The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 6 months through 4 years of age requires three total doses. The first two doses of the vaccine are given three weeks apart, followed by a third dose at least two months later. The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 6 months through 5 years of age requires two doses, 28 days apart.
Booster Doses for 50 and Over Recommended
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) supports the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approvals that adults ages 50 and older may receive a second COVID-19 booster dose. Adults ages 50 and older who received an initial COVID-19 booster dose at least four months ago may now receive a second booster dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
The option of a second COVID-19 booster dose provides an excellent opportunity for many residents in long-term care settings such as residential care, assisted living, nursing homes, and continuing care retirement communities to receive additional protection from COVID-19.
It is important for adults in long-term care settings to receive this second booster considering many live closely together and have underlying medical conditions that make them more likely to be infected by the virus that causes COVID-19 and to become seriously ill from COVID-19. Staff working in facilities should receive an initial booster if they have not already.
Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order a 3rd round of free at-home tests. Order yours today! https://link.edgepilot.com/s/95979459/406tPqaEYUSBD6p1KmY5rw?u=https://www.covid.gov/tests
Quarantine and Isolation Calculator takes the stress out of deciding when, and for how long, people with COVID-19 and close contacts need to stay home, get tested, and wear a well-fitting mask.
Lost your Vaccine Card?
If you received your vaccination in Wisconsin, you can access and print your entire vaccination record using the Wisconsin Immunization Registry (WIR). Your WIR record can be used in place of your vaccination card.
For the most up-to-date COVID-19 pandemic information, please visit the CDC Website.
How can I help protect myself?
There are simple everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses. These include:
•Avoid close contact with people that are sick.
•Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
•Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
•Stay home when you are sick
•Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
•Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and services
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has detailed information about the Coronavirus, including a page with information specific to schools, workplace and communities. At this time, much of the information available is about prevention, including distancing measures and good hygiene practices.
For questions about students who plan to travel, or have recently traveled, to areas with community spread of COVID-19, refer to CDC’s FAQ for travelers. Schools can also consult with state and local health officials. Schools may need to postpone or cancel trips that could expose students and staff to potential community spread of COVID-19. Students returning from travel to areas with community spread of COVID-19 must follow guidance they have received from health officials. COVID-19 information for travel is updated regularly on the CDC website. Here is the Updated Travel Guidance for Self-Quarantine.
Wisconsin Department of Health Services – Tom Haupt: MIS-C | Facebook
Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) is a rare, but serious condition where parts of the body can become inflamed. Because it’s new, it’s unclear why some children who have #COVID19 develop it,… While most don’t. But it is another way COVID-19 continues to affect our communities, and another reason we must all work to #StopTheSpread. Learn more: dhs.wisconsin.gov/disease/mis-c.htm
COVID-19 Contact Information
Contact: Annette Seibold – RN, MS, Health Officer
Mailing Address: PO Box 410, Florence, WI 54121
Physical Address: 501 Lake Avenue, Florence, WI 54121
Hours: 8:00am – 4:30 pm Monday – Thursday