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How effective is the COVID-19 vaccine?  (updated 8/25/21)

 

FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccines help protect against Delta and other known variants while reducing the risk of COVID-19 and its potentially severe complications, including death.

All COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use in the United States have proven effective in clinical trials in helping protect people against COVID-19, including severe illness. Studies have shown how COVID-19 vaccines work in real-world conditions.

For more information, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/effectiveness/work.html.

For answers to other frequently asked questions related to the COVID-19 vaccine, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html.

Is Northwest requiring students and employees to be vaccinated?  (updated 8/25/21)

At this time, Northwest is not requiring its students and employees to have the COVID-19 vaccination, however, the University strongly encourages the vaccination to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

In general, people are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their second dose of a two-dose series, such as the FDA-approved Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. Individuals who do not meet these requirements, regardless of age, are not fully vaccinated and must continue taking precautions.

For information about the vaccine and answers to frequently asked questions provided by Mosaic Life Care, visit https://www.mymlc.com/General/coronavirus-covid-19.

How many people have been vaccinated in Nodaway County?  (updated 7/1/21)

Data tracking the number of people vaccinated in Missouri and by county is available at https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/data/.

Where can I receive the COVID-19 vaccine?  (updated 6/21/21)

Students and employees may call Wellness Services at 660.562.1348 to schedule an appointment for a vaccine.

Individuals also may call the Nodaway County Health Department at 660.562.2755 or Mosaic Medical Center-Maryville at 660.562.2525 to schedule an appointment.

Local pharmacies have the vaccine available and recommend calling to schedule an appointment.

  • Hy-Vee: 660.562.2199
  • Rogers: 660.562.2300
  • Walmart: 660.562.3593

To find a COVID-19 vaccine near you, visit https://www.vaccines.gov/

For additional information about the vaccine and answers to frequently asked questions provided by Mosaic Life Care, visit https://www.mymlc.com/General/coronavirus-covid-19.

If I have already had COVID-19 and recovered, do I still need to get vaccinated?  (updated 6/21/21)

Yes, you should be vaccinated regardless of whether you already had COVID-19. Experts do not yet know how long individuals are protected from getting sick again after recovering from COVID-19. Even if you have already recovered from COVID-19, it is possible — although rare — to become infected again with COVID-19. Studies have shown the vaccination provides a strong boost in protection for people who have recovered from COVID-19. Learn more about why getting vaccinated is a safer way to build protection than getting infected.

If you were treated for COVID-19 with monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma, wait 90 days before getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Talk to your doctor if you are unsure what treatments you received or you have more questions about getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

If you have a history of multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-A or MIS-C), consider delaying vaccination until you or your child have recovered from being sick and for 90 days after the date of diagnosis of MIS-A or MIS-C. Learn more about the clinical considerations people with a history of multisystem MIS-C or MIS-A.

For answers to other frequently asked questions related to the COVID-19 vaccine, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html.