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September Words on Wellness

Attached you will find your edition of the September 2021 Words on Wellness newsletter.This edition features:* September is Breakfast Month* Recipe for Scrambled Egg Muffins* Vegetable Safety Tips* No Excuses for Moving More

September NEWS (Nutrition Education with Seniors) newsletter

Below you will find the September NEWS (Nutrition Education with Seniors) newsletter.This edition features:·     Complementary Proteins·     Black Beans·     Slow Cooker Food Safety Tips·     Need Help? Call 2-1-1 for an Expert·     Recipe for Black Bean SoupComplementary ProteinsProteins are made up of building blocks called amino acids.
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Local Blood Donors Needed

LifeServe Blood Center is seeking eligible blood donors to give blood at upcoming community blood drives across the state.Blood is a vital part of treatment for countless illnesses and injuries afflicting local hospital patients in Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Generous community members who give blood with LifeServe Blood Center are directly impacting their neighbors in local hospitals, as LifeServe is the sole provider of blood to the medical centers in this area.

Let's Tackle the Blood Shortage Together on 9/14/21 Make an appointment today!

Join us for a blood drive at VGH! Click the link below to book your appointment. We'd love to see you!Virginia Gay Hospital and Vinton Community09/14/2021 (01:45 pm - 05:30 pm)502 N 9th AveVirginia Gay Hospital - CafeteriaVinton, IA 52349If you're unable to keep your appointment, please call us at 800-287-4903 to reschedule or cancel.Thank you for being a lifesaving LifeServer! To help ensure the safety of our team members and other blood donors, we have the following precautionary measures: Appointments are required to ensure social distancing between donors, team members, volunteers, and visitors.

Moderna Walk in Clinic for August 23-27

The Moderna Vaccine Walk-in Clinic will be held at the Virginia Gay HospitalMonday, August 23 - 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.Tuesday, August 24 - 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.Wednesday, August 25 - 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.Friday, August 27 - 9:00 a.m.to 2:00 p.m.Anyone 18 years and older, no cost.MUST be able to return the week of September 13-17 for the second vaccine.

FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, and will now be marketed as Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee), for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older. The vaccine also continues to be available under emergency use authorization (EUA), including for individuals 12 through 15 years of age and for the administration of a third dose in certain immunocompromised individuals.

IHCA Statement on Mandatory Nursing Home Staff Vaccination

Statement from IHCA President & CEO Brent Willett Regarding Biden Administration Call for Mandatory Nursing Home Staff VaccinationMedia reports yesterday suggest that the Biden Administration plans to issue a directive calling for the mandatory vaccination of all U.S. nursing home staff. The Iowa Health Care Association (IHCA) is currently assessing the full impact this will have on Iowa's 431 nursing homes.

Benton County Vaccines on a Healthy Track

Each week, Virginia Gay Hospital has been holding walk-in clinics for anyone who wants or needs the COVID vaccine. According to the state's vaccine information, the numbers for Benton County are as follows.837 people in the county have begun their 2 shot series11,060 residents have completed their 2 dose seriesAn additional 942 have completed their single-dose vaccines.

Moderna Vaccine Walk-in Clinic the week of August 17

The Moderna Vaccine Walk-in Clinic will be held at the Virginia Gay HospitalTuesday, August 17 - 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.Wednesday, August 18 - 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.Friday, August 20 - 9:00 a.m.to 2:00 p.m.Anyone 18 years and older, no cost.MUST be able to return the week of September 13-17 for the second vaccine.For any questions, please contact ou

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