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COVID-19

Purchase District Health Department Vaccine Update 11/09/2021 (Pfizer)

Purchase District Health Department will begin to administer COVID-19 Pfizer vaccines at all PDHD clinics on 11/15/2021. Pfizer vaccines are by appointment only. We are accepting calls to schedule an appointment beginning on 11/10/2021. This includes initial vaccinations, boosters, adolescent, and pediatric Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines. Pfizer has been approved for use in 5-11 year olds. A parent or legal guardian must be present for anyone under 18 years old. Please be patient as call volumes will be high.

PDHD clinics are appointment only for all COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J):

Ballard: Please call: 270) 665-5432.

Carlisle: Please call: (270) 628-5431.

Fulton: Please call: (270) 472-1982.

Hickman: Please call: (270) 653-6110.

McCracken: Please call: (270) 444-9625. Pfizer is ONLY administered in the clinic. It is not available by drive-thru.

 

PDHD DRIVE-THRU (Testing, Moderna, and J&J):

Moderna and J&J are available through drive-thru, please see “SCHEDULE OF PCR TESTING, J&J and MODERNA COVID-19 VACCINATION LOCATIONS PDHD/McCracken” for dates and times. No appointment is needed.

 

Other sites that will administer the Pfizer vaccine for children:

Below are sites that will begin administering Pfizer for pediatrics within the next week. Seek more information directly from these sites by phone or by visiting their websites. As more sites become available we will list them on www.purchasehealth.org.

Graves County: Graves County Health Center

McCracken County:

  • Purchase District Health Department
  • Walgreens Store #06429 (Lone Oak Road)

 

 

 

Purchase District Health Department COVID-19 Vaccination Update 10/28/2021

Beginning November 1st all Purchase District Health Department Health Centers will start administering J&J and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine boosters. You must be 18 years or older. Vaccinations are no cost to you with insurance or through a state program for the uninsured.

J&J Booster Eligibility:

  • Two months after initial immunization
  • Ages 18 and up
  • It is recommended that you receive the same vaccine as you did initially, but mix and match is allowed.

Moderna Booster Eligibility:

  • Booster should be at least six months after full vaccination
  • Ages 65+
  • Ages 18-64 with underlying health conditions or at high risk for occupational or institutional exposure.
  • It is recommended that you receive the same vaccine as you did initially, but mix and match is allowed.

Moderna Third Vaccine for Immunocompromised Eligibility:

  • Third shot should be at least 28 days after full vaccination.
  • Receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood;
  • Received an organ transplant and am taking medicine to suppress my immune system;
  • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or am taking medicine to suppress the immune system;
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, WiskottAldrich syndrome);
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection;
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that suppress my immune response.

Below is a listing of PDHD health center (Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton, Hickman, and McCracken) hours and instructions to receive a Moderna or J&J vaccine:

  • Ballard: Appointment only. Please call 270) 665-5432.
  • Carlisle: Appointment only. Please call (270) 628-5431.
  • Fulton: Appointment preferred. Fulton City Location Only: Mon-Th 7:30a-4:30p. Please call: (270) 472-1982. Staff will come to your vehicle to administer if you are handicap. Please inform staff when calling.
  • Hickman: Appointment only. Call: (270) 653-6110. On November 9th ONLY, vaccine will be available through drive up on location, no appointment needed.
  • McCracken: Schedule will vary. Please visit purchasehealth.org for most up to date schedule. Expect wait times. When vaccines are administered at Drive Up: No appointment needed. Please drive up to the tent in the parking lot behind the health department at 916 Kentucky Ave, Paducah KY 42003. When vaccines are administered in clinic, appointment preferred. Call: (270) 444-9625.

 

If you do not have an appointment, wait times are expected. Please be patient.

Phone call volume is expected to be high. Please be patient.

 

FREE COVID-19 Testing

FREE COVID-19 Testing is still available at the Purchase District Health Department. Schedule will vary. Please visit www.purchasehealth.org for most up to date schedule. Testing is drive-up, no appointment needed. Ages 12 and up ONLY. This service is free to you. Go directly to the Drive-Up tent.  If you are tested you will receive a call with your results. Please do not call or come into the clinic for test results. We will call you once we receive your test results.

PDHD Drive Up location is 916 Kentucky Ave, Paducah KY 42003 in the back parking lot at the tent when scheduled at this location.  Testing is only available by drive up on scheduled days. Do not enter PDHD clinics for test or test results.

November 4th: Testing at Fulton City Health Center, 9a-2:30p

November 9th: Testing at Hickman County Health Center, 9a-2:30p

November 16th: Testing at Ballard County Health Center, 9a-2:30p

November 30th: Testing at Ballard County Health Center, 9a-2:30p

 

To find other Vaccine Providers please visit: https://govstatus.egov.com/ky-covid-vaccine

Current Counts of COVID-19 in Kentucky and the Purchase District:

As of 4:30 pm, November 30, 2021.

 

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Background

The CDC is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (named COVID-19) that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and which continues to expand.

Medicaid Assisters are still available: In the Purchase District? Contact Brenda Cooper at 270-331-6123

In need of resources? Please go to www.purchasehealthconnections.com/community-resource-guide/ for resources in the Purchase Area. Please call resources prior to going in person. 

How COVID-19 Spreads

Much is unknown about how COVID-19, a new coronavirus, spreads. Current knowledge is largely based on what is known about similar coronaviruses. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people and then spread between people such as with MERS, SARS, and now with COVID-19.

Most often, spread from person-to-person happens among close contacts (about 6 feet). Person-to-person spread is thought to occur mainly via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, similar to how influenza and other respiratory pathogens spread. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. It’s currently unclear if a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes.

Typically, with most respiratory viruses, people are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (the sickest).

Symptoms

For confirmed COVID-19 infections, reported illnesses have ranged from people with little to no symptoms to people being severely ill and dying. Symptoms can include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

CDC believes at this time that symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 after exposure.

Prevention & Treatment

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19 infection. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • 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 surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using facemask.
    • CDC recommends that people wear masks in public and when around people who don’t live in your household.
    • Masks should NOT be worn by children under age 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
    • Do NOT use a mask meant for a healthcare worker. Currently, surgical masks and N95 respirators are critical supplies that should be reserved for healthcare workers and other first responders.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

There is no specific antiviral treatment recommended for COVID-19 infection. People infected with COVID-19 should receive supportive care to help relieve symptoms.

People who think they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should contact your healthcare provider immediately.