Even though we have been battling the COVID pandemic for the last 8 months, many questions still remain about the virus. Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to contract COVID more than once. Laclede County Health Department Administrator, Charla Baker, says 4 Laclede County residents have had the virus more than once……….

Baker says the severity of the second case in those county residents has been dependent on the severity of their first case……….

Baker says the medical community is still trying to ascertain what immunity people might have after recovering from COVID the first time……

Several companies are seeking emergency use authorization for their vaccines against COVID. If that is granted by the federal government, vaccines could be available to the public in mid-December. Vaccinations will be given on a priority basis with health care workers, emergency services personnel, and teachers receiving the vaccine first.