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It’s Flu Vaccine Time, Overton Health Department Outlines Importance

The time is now to get your flu shot. Overton County Health Department Nursing Supervisor Megan Reeder said the spread of influenza will soon increase. Reeder said as the weather gets colder, more people gather causing transmissions to rise. “We strongly recommend the flu vaccine to help prevent illness and the spread of influenza,” Reeder said. “So if someone is ... Read More »

Overton Health Department Ordering Pediatric COVID Vaccines

The Overton County Health Department is gearing up for pediatric COVID vaccines. Nursing Director Megan Reeder said the order has already been placed for the pediatric Pfizer vaccine. “We hope to maybe get that sometime this week,” Reeder said. “Obviously then we’ll have to wait for protocols to role out to get ready to do that. So stay tuned, watch ... Read More »

Live In Livingston Plans To Return In July

Livingston is planning to bring bring live music back to Central Park after taking 2020 off because of the pandemic. The event is called Live in Livingston and it would happen from July until October. Downtown Revitalization Chairman Ray Evans said planning has to begin now because you cannot wait to book quality performers. “We’re real excited, we just think ... Read More »

Healthcare Workers Recognized By Overton School Board

Overton County School Board recognized school nurses and the county health department for their efforts throughout the pandemic. During Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting, each healthcare worker received a rose as a token of appreciation. Interim Director of Schools Donnie Holman said regular instruction would not be possible without their help. “You all were such a great help. You really ... Read More »

Underage Vaccinations Not Available At Overton Health Department

The Overton County Health Department does not have the means to vaccinate residents under 18 years of age. The 1-C phase of COVID vaccinations begin next week, and expand to 16-year-olds with certain medical conditions. Nursing Director Megan Reeder said the county only has access to the Moderna vaccine, which is limited to adults. “We will not be able to ... Read More »

Overton Changing COVID Testing Site And Hours

Overton County COVID testing is being moved to the county fairgrounds starting Tuesday. Health Department Nursing Director Megan Reeder said hours of testing are also changing to 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. “That’s to help us with vaccines,” Reeder said. We can get done with testing a little earlier, and then, move into the vaccine base. It will be Monday ... Read More »

Overton Tops 600 Vaccines Administered

Since the first COVID vaccination in Overton County in late December, 604 total doses have been administered. Megan Reeder is the Overton County Health Department Nursing Director. Reeder said during a press conference Friday that COVID vaccines are currently very limited. “Demand for these vaccines is great,” Reeder said. “But, we are pleased to see the overwhelming interest in the ... Read More »

CDC Reduces Quarantine Time For Asymptomatic Exposures

Overton County Health Department Nursing Supervisor Megan Reeder said quarantining from COVID exposure can now end after 10 days. The CDC made the changes Wednesday after seeing low positivity rates after 10 days of exposure. “On day 11, you can then come out of quarantine with the stipulation that you are asymptomatic,” Reeder said. “You can not have any sort ... Read More »

Free Flu Clinics Begin Monday In Overton

Overton County residents have seven chances to get a free flu shot this week. The Overton County Health Department will conduct seven drive-thru clinics this week. All are free. Overton County Health Department Nursing Supervisor Megan Reeder said it is more important than ever to get a flu shot. “We want to encourage everyone to come out, hopefully that will ... Read More »

Overton COVID Numbers Climbing

Overton County’s rising number of positive COVID tests is troubling, according to Health Department Director Andy Langford. “We’re now hovering around 9-percent on our positivity rate,” Langford said. “That means that almost 1-in-10 people we’re testing, ourselves, the hospital, local physicans, and testing sites. One way or the other, 1-in-10 are positive.” In addition to seeing a higher rate of ... Read More »