Scott County Health Department

Scott County Health Department Scott County Health Department (SCHD), located in Davenport, Iowa, is a local public health governmental agency. Vision: Scott County – A safe and healthy community The Scott County Health Department is dedicated to providing public health services to address everyday and emerging health issues.
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Staff at the health department work hard to provide the ten essential public health services: 1. Monitor health status 2. Diagnose/Investigate health problems and hazards 3. Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility and quality 4. Develop policies and plans 5. Enforce laws and regulations 6. Research for new insights and innovative solutions 7. Link people to needed personal health services 8. Assure a competent public and personal health workforce 9. Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues 10. Mobilize community partnerships The Scott County Health Department is responsible for the day-to-day safety and health of the public. On any given day, staff are conducting restaurant inspections, inspecting water wells, providing immunizations, testing for STD’s and HIV, writing grants, providing education to the community, and much more. Staff also addresses emerging issues such as SARS, West Nile Virus, healthcare provider shortages, and Bio-Emergency threats, as well as Influenza and Pertussis. SCHD provides public health services that prevent, promote, and protect the health and the environment of Scott County, Iowa. Twitter: @scotthealthdept Instagram: scottcountyhealthdept Pinterest: scotthealthdept YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoeVy7TakVnWaFWgRAgs7CA

Mission: The Scott County Health Department promotes, protects, and preserves health through leadership, service, education, and partnerships.

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Vaccines work with your immune system so your body will be ready to fight the virus if you are exposed. Other steps, like covering your mouth and nose with a mask and staying at least 6 feet away from others, help reduce your chance of being exposed to the virus or spreading it.

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#ThoughtfulThursday Slow progress is better than no progress.

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01/07/2021

COVID-19 vaccines were tested in large clinical trials to ensure they meet safety standards. Many people were recruited to participate to see how the vaccines offer protection to people of different ages, races, and ethnicities, as well as those with different medical conditions.

We are still vaccinating Phase 1A healthcare workers and long-term care residents.  We will share more information on Ph...
01/07/2021

We are still vaccinating Phase 1A healthcare workers and long-term care residents. We will share more information on Phase 1B when it is released by Iowa’s Infectious Disease Advisory Council.

Right now, health care personnel, long-term care residents and staff are receiving the vaccine. As the supply increases,...
01/06/2021

Right now, health care personnel, long-term care residents and staff are receiving the vaccine. As the supply increases, more populations will be prioritized to receive the vaccine. By mid-2021, there will be enough vaccines for anyone who wants to receive one.

01/05/2021
QC COVID-19 Press Briefing - 1/5/2020

We, along with the Rock Island County Health Department, shared updates on COVID-19 vaccine distribution for healthcare workers in Scott County and Rock Island County.

"We recognize this process is slow! Vaccine supply is very limited. It will be the biggest driver of how fast this process will work and it is something we have no control of locally. There is no set amount of vaccine that comes to Scott County each week. Some weeks, there may be no vaccine that comes to Scott County."

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01/05/2021

The COVID-19 vaccines currently in use do not contain either live or dead virus. You may develop “flu-like” symptoms such as tiredness, fevers or headaches after receiving one or both doses of the vaccine but these usually resolve within three days.

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01/03/2021
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Did you know that restaurant inspection reports are available online?
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Did you know that restaurant inspection reports are available online?

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Adios, 2020 - it's FINALLY 2021! Our office is closed today, but we will see you at 8am on Monday, January 4! Happy New Year!

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Quad Cities - Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center

Blood donations save lives - consider donating! If you've recently had COVID-19, you may also be eligible to donate your plasma! Convalescent plasma donations save lives!

URGENT NEED FOR VOLUNTEER DONORS - Low supply of type O red blood cells, AB plasma and Convalescent Plasma. Blood donation is safe and essential!  Recent changes to donor eligibility criteria may allow more to give. Please fill out the deferral/eligibility inquiry form if you have questions.

12/31/2020
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Learn about what to expect after getting a COVID-19 vaccine. #readywhenitsyourturn

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/pdfs/321466-A_FS_What_Expect_COVID-19_Vax_Final_12.13.20.pdf

Don't bring COVID-19 into the New Year with you - stay safe & healthy!
12/31/2020

Don't bring COVID-19 into the New Year with you - stay safe & healthy!

12/30/2020
QC COVID-19 Press Briefing - 12/30/2020

Administrators from the Scott County Health Department and Rock Island County Health Department provided important updates on the COVID-19 vaccine distribution and prioritization that is taking place in Scott and Rock Island Counties. You can learn more about Iowa/Scott County vaccine prioritization on our COVID-19 Vaccine webpage: https://www.scottcountyiowa.gov/health/covid19/vaccine. We ask for your patience as this process takes place! #TogetherQC #VaccinateQC

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Soap and water vs alcohol-based hand sanitizer: Knowing how to best use each method gives you the best chance of preventing sickness.https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/pdf/HandSanitizer-p.pdf

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600 W 4th Street
Davenport, IA
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Moderated Online Discussion Site: The purpose of this site is to present matters of public interest in Scott County to its many residents, businesses, and visitors. We encourage you to submit your questions, comments, and concerns, but please note this is a moderated online discussion site and not a public forum. Once posted, Scott County reserves the right to delete submissions that contain: a) Profanity and vulgar or abusive language; b) Personal attacks or threats of any kind; c) Offensive comments that target or disparage any ethnic, racial, or religious group; d) Sexual content or links to sexual content; e) Sensitive information (for example, information that could compromise public safety or ongoing investigations); f) Spam or include links to other sites; g) Advocate illegal activity; h) Promote particular services, products, or political organizations/candidates; i) Infringe on copyrights or trademarks; j) Use personally identifiable medical information; k) Comments not topically related to the particular social medium article being commented upon clearly off topic Please note that the comments expressed on this site do not reflect the opinions and position of the Scott County government or its officers and employees. If you have any questions concerning the operation of this online moderated discussion site, please contact [email protected]

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Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

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(563) 326-8618

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