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Magoffin Co. in the orange

SALYERSVILLE – Local COVID-19 numbers continue to look promising, with Magoffin County now in the orange by the state’s designation and schools not requiring masks in most situations.

The Magoffin County Health Department confirmed on Wednesday that there were 2 new COVID-19 cases from Magoffin County on Thursday, October 21, 2 on Friday, 2 on Saturday, 0 on Sunday, 5 on Monday, 8 on Tuesday, and 3 as of 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 27. To date, 2,221 COVID-19 cases have been reported from Magoffin County, with 33 active cases to date. Currently, one person from Magoffin County is hospitalized.

The Magoffin County Health Department are still taking appointments for Moderna vaccines and on Wednesday this week they gave out their first round of booster shots, giving out 60 in total. They have 100 booster doses scheduled for Thursday this week and they are taking appointments for next Tuesday, as well. To qualify for a booster vaccine, people must fall into one of the following categories (from MCHD):

*Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood

*Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system

*Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system

*Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)

*Advanced or untreated HIV infection

*Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response

People should talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them.

Please call, 349-6212 to make your appointment.

Pfizer booster vaccines, available locally at Walgreens, have been approved by the FDA for people over the age of 65 or in jobs where they work with the public six months after they received the second dose.

On Monday, October 25, Magoffin County Schools issued a One Call announcing the district is in tier 2 of the masking policy, meaning masks are only required on buses, but are still recommended for unvaccinated students and staff.

 

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