Newsletter 1.12.21

Stay Active & Healthy in 2021!
Children and adolescents aged​​ 6 and older need at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day, as well as at least a few days per week of bone- and muscle-strengthening exercises. Children younger than 6 years need 3 hours of activity every day.
Get 1 hour or more of moderate to vigorous physical activity each day.

Some Tips to Encourage Exercise:

  • Emphasize fun. Help your child find a sport that they enjoy. The more they enjoy the activity, the more likely they will be to continue it. Get the entire family involved. It is a great way to spend time together.

  • Provide active toys.Young children especially need easy access to balls, jump ropes, and other active toys.

  • Set limits, each day. Use the free time for more physical activities video games Limit screen time, including time spent on TV, videos, and computers.

For more tips on how to keep your child active visit:




COVID19 Vaccine FAQ:

  • What is a mRNA vaccine?
    • COVID-19 mRNA vaccines teach our cells how to make a piece of a protein to trigger an immune response and build immunity to the virus that causes COVID19. mRNA does not affect or interact with a person’s DNA and the cell breaks down and gets rid of the mRNA as soon as it is finished using the instructions. Learn about mRNA vaccines and how they work:
  • Can I get COVID-19 from the vaccine?
    • None of the COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized for use in the United States uses the live virus that causes COVID-19. You may have symptoms like a fever after you get a vaccine. This is normal and a sign that your immune system is learning how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. Learn more about the facts behind #COVID19 vaccines:


  •  Should I receive the vaccine if I have allergies?
    •  Yes!  The only contraindication is a previous history of allergic reaction to other vaccines.  This vaccine does not contain food allergens (i.e. eggs), aluminum, or mercury.  Having an Epi-Pen prescribed is not a contraindication.


  • What are the common side effects?
    • Injection site reaction, fatigue, headache, muscle pain, chills, joint pain, and fever.  This is normal, and your body’s “immune response”.  Symptoms generally subside within 24-48 hours.


  • How long does it take for the vaccine to take effect?
    •  It takes 12-14 days after your second injection to take full effect.  There is a partial response after the 1st vaccine although full immunity occurs after getting your second vaccine.


Still have questions? Visit CDC’s Frequently Asked Questions About Vaccination
Not sure if you’re high-risk or an essential worker? Learn more about who will be eligible for the vaccine first from CDC




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Please do not wear neck gaiters, bandanas, or valve masks as these are no longer allowed to be worn in our clinics.