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Health And Fitness

Benton County Public Health COVID19 Vaccine Update

Benton County is currently in vaccine Phase 1A and 1B.Eligible persons are healthcare workers, 65 and older, first responders, PK-12 staff, early childhood education, and childcare workers.If you are 65 and older, you will be able to receive the vaccine through your Benton County Medical Provider or Pharmacy. Please contact your provider or pharmacy to notify them of your interest in getting the vaccine.

Learn how to manage the day-to-day stresses of rural life

Rural residents and those who associate with them are encouraged to partake in a webinar series called “Rural Resiliency: Caring for You and Yours,” 7:30-8:45 p.m. on four consecutive Tuesday evenings, March 2, 9, 16 and 23.The series is sponsored by the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach dairy team, university extensions in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin; and in cooperation with the Dioceses of Madison, Rockford, St.
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Blood Drive helps many through donations

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.

Information concerning COVID Vaccine Distribution

The information shown will be the guidelines for COVID Vaccinations in the area. Click to view

COVID Hotline Available

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.
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Red Cross Blood Drive to be held at the Vinton Skate Center January 14

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 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.

GIVE SOMEONE ANOTHER YEAR -January 19th Blood Drive

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's Annual Blue Blood Drive with Local Law Enforcement is Here!

 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.
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Words on Wellness

Click to view the January Words on Wellness newsletter brought to you by the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach office. Attached you will find the January NEWS (Nutrition Education with Seniors) newsletter.This edition features:·     Macronutrients: Protein·     Dry Lentils· &

COVID Number 1/6/21

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.
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