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Putnam Health Department Thankful And Excited For Continued Financial Support

Putnam County Health Department excited to move forward with upgrades after receiving additional funding commitment. The original project bids came in significant;y over budget. However, the county and state have put in more money. Director Lisa Bumbalough said it will help cover the facility’s new 4,200-square-foot clinical wing. She said it will also help cover the portion of a 1,500-square-foot ... Read More »

Putnam Heath Department Offering 2nd COVID Booster

The Putnam County Health Department is now offering the 2nd COVID booster shot at the Putnam County Fairgrounds. Director Lisa Bumbalough said the department has a “sufficient supply” of Pfizer shots. “The folks that are eligible for those are any adult 50 and older and any adult 18 and older who has an immunocompromised immune system,” Bumbalough said. “It also ... Read More »

Putnam Health Department Miscommunicated Food Regulations To Recovery Kitchen

The Putnam County Health Department miscommunicated a cease and desist order against Cookeville’s Recovery Kitchen. That’s according to State Department of Health Associate Director Bill Christian. The County Health Department last week told the organization that feeding the homeless through a home kitchen was not allowed according to state food regulations. Christian said the practice is allowed without a permitted ... Read More »

Questions On Feeding The Homeless Arise After Health Department Asks Cookeville Civic Group To Comply

Is feeding the homeless as a non-profit illegal without a permitted kitchen? That is a question that the Cookeville’s Recovery Kitchen faces. The Putnam County Health Department issued a cease and desist against the organization stating hot food cannot be served until the kitchen becomes compliant. Executive Director Lynda Loftis said she believes the ruling is a misinterpretation of the ... Read More »

Pfizer Booster Shots Available In Putnam For Eligible Patients

The Putnam County Health Department has began offering COVID booster shots for certain populations. The Pfizer shot will be available at the Putnam County Fairgrounds, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The clinic will have extended hours every Thursday til 5:00 p.m. Appointments are not required. Patients do not need to provide their diagnosis or health condition ... Read More »

Putnam Health Department Moving COVID Clinic Back To Fairgrounds

COVID testing and vaccination clinic through the Putnam County Health Department will relocate to the fairgrounds starting Monday. The entrance for both testing and vaccines will be on Walnut Avenue. COVID PCR testing will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. COVID self-testing available Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. COVID vaccines will ... Read More »

Putnam Health Department Extending Thursday Hours For Vaccines

The Putnam County Health Department is extending its hours every Thursday for COVID vaccinations. Through the month of August, Thursday’s vaccination clinic will be open from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday the normal hours will continue from 12:00 PM until 3:00 PM. These are for vaccinations at the Putnam County Health Department. Read More »

COVID Vaccines And Testing Moving To Putnam Co. Health Department

COVID testing and vaccinations are moving back to the Putnam County Health Department from the county fairgrounds starting next week. Self-testing will run Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PCR testing moves to Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Vaccines will be administered Monday through Friday 12:00 p.m. to 3 :00 p.m.   Read More »

Putnam Co. Celebrates National EMS Week With Saturday Community Fair

Putnam County celebrates National EMS Week this Saturday. EMS Chief Tommy Copeland said emergency personnel are hosting a community fair to show people what it is like to work the job. “We’re going to have some demonstrations and some ambulances and the bus,” Copeland said. “Weather permitted, we’re going to have Erlanger’ aircraft. We’re also going to do some demonstration ... Read More »

Putnam Co. Offering On Site Vaccine Clinics For Businesses

The Putnam County Health Department is now offering free on site vaccination clinics for businesses. Mayor Randy Porter said business owners can call (931)-646-INFO to have health workers come on location to vaccinate employees. “Employees that work those hours that the vaccination sites are open and can’t come, we go to them, do to 200 or 300 people at one ... Read More »