• Single Father
  • Elderly Woman
  • Family Moving
  • Men With Arms Around Waist
  • Men on Couch
  • Family in Grass
  • Children Running
  • Diverse Group
  • Mother and Daughter Baking

Crawford County Home Health, Hospice & Public Health

COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 vaccine is now available to anyone age 16 and older (Pfizer is approved for 16 years and older; Moderna and J&J are approved for 18 years and older). The vaccine is available at the physician offices in Crawford County as well as through public health. It is also available at Thrifty White Pharmacy, HyVee Pharmacy, and Walmart Pharmacy.

What to expect when you get your COVID-19 Vaccine

General side effects that are normal:

  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Muscle/joint aches
  • Chills
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Fever

Injection site reactions that are normal:

  • Pain
  • Tenderness
  • Swelling of lymph nodes
  • Swelling
  • Redness

Signs of a severe allergic reaction that are NOT NORMAL—call 911 right away:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Swelling of your face and throat
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness

Hives and rash are also not normal reactions. You need to contact your medical provider right away for treatment. You also need to notify the provider who gave you the vaccine to report any severe allergic reactions, hives, or rash.

Crawford County Home Health, Hospice & Public Health meets the community's needs through providing public health, home health, hospice, and homemaker services. Crawford County Home Health, Hospice & Public Health has been Medicare certified since May of 1974 and Hospice certified since May of 1999. Public Health services have been provided to the citizens of Crawford County since 1951. The agency is a non-profit organization serving under the direction of the Crawford County Board of Health and receives financial support from the Crawford County Board of Supervisors.

Crawford County Home Health, Hospice & Public Health believes in the human rights of each individual, the value of life, and the goal of achieving the highest standard of health possible for each individual served. The agency believes that these services provided are an important part of the health care delivery system.  It is also believed that a home environment in many cases can enhance and encourage individuals to strive for optimal health. To achieve this goal, coordination and planning must involve the physician, other service providers, and educating the client and/or family. Optimum quality care is important to meet the community health needs.

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