JASPER — With 148 new COVID-19 cases reported Friday on top of 98 reported late Thursday, Dubois County’s positivity rate is at 25.4% among all tests and 37.5% among people tested for the first time.
Indiana Department of Health’s daily update shows the county has 10,523 total cases, including 151 deaths among 29,980 people tested over the course of the pandemic.
Nearly 60% of the county’s eligible population (ages 5 and older) have received two doses of vaccines. Health officials encourage anyone who has received two doses of vaccine five months ago to receive a booster vaccine, or anyone who received a single dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine two months ago to receive a booster dose of Moderna or Pfizer vaccine.
The Pfizer vaccine is the only brand recommended for pediatric patients. Anyone age 18 and older can choose either Pfizer or Moderna brands.
In the area, Daviess County reported 77 new cases for 6,138 cases including 126 deaths among 19,100 people tested; Pike County 29 new cases for 3,020 cases including 45 deaths among 8,094 people tested; Warrick County 236 new cases including one additional death for 15,465 cases including 211 deaths among 45,567 people tested; Vanderburgh County 704 new cases including two additional deaths for 44,322 cases including 523 deaths among 134,271 people tested; Spencer County 44 new cases for 4,314 cases including 56 deaths among 11,988 people tested; Perry County 45 new cases for 3,567 cases including 55 deaths among 12,659 people tested; Crawford County 26 new cases for 2,062 cases including 31 deaths among 7,311 people tested; Orange County 64 new cases for 4,024 cases including 82 deaths among 12,427 people tested; and Martin County 17 new cases for 1,764 cases including 20 deaths among 6,126 people tested.
In addition to regular testing and vaccination scheduled, Dubois County Health Department offers an evening clinic at the health department office, 1187 South Charles Street, Jasper, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19 to accommodate anyone wanting COVID-19 vaccine after normal business hours. No appointment is needed.
No vaccines other than COVID-19 will be available.
Patrons need to bring identification, insurance cards and COVID-19 vaccination card if available.
The drive-through clinic is open for anyone 12 and older. Anyone under 12 years old must come inside on arrival.
For more information about the clinic, phone 812-481-7056.
The Centers for Disease Control recommendations for booster shots and additional doses:
• People 12 and older should receive a booster shot. People age 12 to 17 must receive a Pfizer booster.
• People who received an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) should receive a booster shot at least five months after completing their primary vaccine series.
• Moderately or severely immunocompromised people age 5 or older who received an initial mRNA COVID-19 vaccine primary series should receive an additional primary dose of the same mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days after the second dose.
• Moderately and severely immunocompromised people 12 or older who completed an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine primary series and received an additional mRNA vaccine dose should receive a single COVID-19 booster dose (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or Janssen) at least five months after completing their third mRNA vaccine dose. In such situations, people who are moderately and severely immunocompromised may receive a total of four COVID-19 vaccine doses.
• A person who received one primary dose of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine should not receive more than two COVID-19 vaccine doses.
A parent must be present for anyone 5-18-years old and must complete a consent for vaccination form. A copy of a parent’s ID and insurance card must be included.