Vaccine Education

April 2, 2021

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The Latest COVID-19 Relief Package (American Rescue Plan) – How does it benefit me?

March 23, 2021

Every day we hear about the American Rescue Plan, which is the Biden Administration’s COVID-19 relief plan for all Americans. But how does it benefit you, your family, your community, and healthcare? Read on. 1. Helping individuals and families It provides $1,400 checks directly to individuals, extends unemployment, and provides renter relief. Read more 2. Protecting your healthcare It lowers premiums for health insurance under the ACA, extends paid sick leave, and funds rural hospitals. Read more 3. Helping your community It funds school reopening and provides relief for small businesses. Read more

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National Nutrition Month 

March 1, 2021

March is National Nutrition Month—a time to reflect on our eating habits and making sure that we have well-balanced diets and our giving our bodies the fuel and resources they need to function at their best. Tips on eating healthy:  Limit the amount of sugar, sodium, and saturated fat you consume Focus on eating foods high in fiber, protein, and healthy fats (like nuts and avocados) Make sure your diet includes a lot of fresh produce When eating meat and fish, limit red meat such as beef and eat more chicken and salmon Try going one day each week without

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THE COVID-19 VACCINE: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

January 7, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet

January 7, 2021

Evidence has shown that the new COVID-19 vaccine will provide significant protection against the deadly disease.  Two vaccines that are now being provided to healthcare workers will soon be available to the general  public: one from Pfizer and one from Moderna. Both use messenger RNA (mRNA) which is a piece of genetic code manufactured in a lab. Thus unlike some other vaccines, mRNA technology does not use any live virus particles. I. SAFETY AND EFFECTIVENESS Is the vaccine safe and effective? Yes. Both vaccines have a very high level of effectiveness: Pfizer has a 95 percent rate and Moderna has

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