Welcome to your monthly update for everything Clay County Public Health Center. As your nationally-accredited local health department, our vision is to empower all people in Clay County to lead healthier lives.
Community Learning & You
Clay County Public Health Center is hosting community forums across the county. We want to hear what you think are the biggest health issues in your area, possible solutions and how the health department can help. Dinner will be provided.
Next event: Excelsior Springs - Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 4-6 p.m. at the Good Samaritan Center (108 S Thompson Ave, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024)
Northland Health Alliance Community Discussion
After a year of learning what the Northland's biggest health needs are, a plan for addressing those needs is now complete. Join this community event to learn more about what the Northland Health Alliance and its partners will do to address access to transportation, healthy food and mental health resources in the years to come. There will also be opportunities to give feedback and get involved!
Thursday, November 3 at 5:30-7 p.m.
North Kansas City YMCA
Free dinner and childcare will be provided
Time for Your Annual Flu Shot
Cases of flu are already being reported across the country. To make sure you're protected during peak flu months, it is recommended to get your annual flu shot by October 31.
If you don't have time before the end of the month - no worries - just schedule as soon as possible! It takes about two weeks after getting a flu shot to build immunity.
Clay County Public Health Center offers appointments for flu shots - schedule by calling 816-595-4355. You can also find more places offering flu vaccines via vaccines.gov.
Bivalent Booster Now Available
We are currently offering appointments to receive the updated bivalent COVID-19 booster. These new boosters have an updated formula that both boosts immunity against the original coronavirus strain and protects against the newer Omicron variants.
Anyone age 5 and older can receive this new booster if they've completed their primary series and it's been at least 2 months since their last COVID shot (any type). You can get the flu shot at the same time as a COVID booster.
Clay County Public Health Center is currently only offering the Pfizer bivalent vaccine. However, you can get the Pfizer booster no matter which type you've gotten before (Moderna, Novavax, J&J).
Immunizations at School
The Clay County Public Health Center immunizations team is offering vaccination in local middle and high schools this fall. These clinics are a great way for kids to stay up-to-date with all required and recommended vaccinations without needing to be pulled out of school.
Below is a schedule of the clinics remaining in 2022. Registration is due at least 1 week before the clinic takes place.
Nov. 3: Liberty High School
Nov. 8: Heritage Middle School
Nov. 10: Liberty North High School
Nov. 17: Maple Park Middle School
Dec. 6: Smithville Middle School
Dec. 8: Smithville High School
Clay County Public Health Center is now accepting applications for the following positions. Click here to learn more!
- Public Health Nurse - RN
- Manager of Epidemiology (partial remote)
- Community Development Specialist (partial remote)
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