Thank you for being a contributor to your community!Whether you had a successful donation or not, your efforts to stop and donate blood did not go unnoticed. Your blood went through 15 different tests today, and tomorrow it will be on its way to hospital patients in need.Virginia Gay Hospital and Vinton21 Registered Donors19 Units collectedUp to 57 lives saved or sustained 5 First Time DonorsThank you to the 5 first time donors who stepped up to try blood donation! You will get a donor ID card and free gift in the mail in 4 – 6 weeks.
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In response to questions that we have received regarding the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine and access for the general public, we have some [upd]d information.While CDC makes recommendations for who should be offered COVID-19 vaccine first, each state has its own plan for deciding who will be vaccinated first.Benton County and much of the state is complying with the VACCINE SHORTAGE ORDER issued by IDPH effective 12/14/20 that states all Iowa licensed health care providers, hospital, clinics, pharmacies, local boards of health and public agencies.
The Vinton Community RED CROSS blood drive will be held on Thursday, January 14, at the Vinton Skate Center from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. To make an appointment, you can go online at redcrossblood.org or call Kristie at (319) 472-4292. Appointments are preferred. All blood donations will be screened for Covid antibodies. Masks are required and safety precautions will be practiced.
Kick off 2021 by saving lives in your community at a LifeServe Blood Center blood drive!To help ensure the safety of blood donors and team members during this COVID-19 pandemic, LifeServe is enforcing several precautionary measures. Appointments are required. Donors who do not have an appointment will not be able to give blood. Blood donors should pre-screen themselves for fever prior to appointments.
LifeServe Blood Center is asking community members to show their support for local heroes the week of January 4-9.LifeServe Blood Center is partnering with Iowa C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors) to host special blood drives across the area the week of January 4, ending on January 9, annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. This Blue Blood Drive week honors law enforcement officers while providing much needed blood donations to community hospitals.
Region 6: Benton, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Grundy, Howard, Jones, Linn, and WinneshiekBenton County Population as of 2019, 25,645Positive Cases since March 2020, 2,021Benton County Recoveries 1,082Active Cases Region 6 Hospitalizations 94Region 6 Beds Available 1,001Region 6 ICU Beds Available 108Region 6 In the ICU 12Region 6 Admitted in the last 24 hours 24Region 6 On Ventilators 3Region 6 Ventilators Available 165Total Benton Co.
Following the Emergency Use Authorization of both the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is partnering with county public health departments to begin vaccinating Iowans. Both vaccines are currently being administered in Iowa to the Phase 1A priority populations of health care personnel and long-term care residents and staff.
Benton County Public Health (BCPH) has received an allocation of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for persons in Phase 1-A. This phase includes individuals working in healthcare [st]tings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials. Qualifying individuals in this phase and future phases are determined by Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) at the federal level and Iowa Disease Advisory Council (IDAC) at the state level.