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COVID-19 Vaccine Schedule for August 2-6

The best way to stop the spread of all COVID-19 virus strains, including the Delta variant, is for unvaccinated people to get vaccinated. COVID-19 vaccines are effective against the variants that are currently circulating, so all eligible people are urged to get vaccinated. Getting vaccinated protects against the current virus strains and decreases the chances of a vaccine-resistant variant developing in the future.

Recovery is Possible! Overcoming Struggles and Embracing Success

ASAC counselors always appreciate receiving feedback from patients after they've completed their treatment, whether they've been in a residential program or outpatient counseling. Here is a note one of ASAC's staff received a few months after this individual left outpatient counseling: Being in ASAC has me wanting to help others struggling with addiction and mental health.
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August WOW (Words on Wellness) Newsletter

Attached you will find your edition of the August 2021 Words on Wellness newsletter.This edition features:* August is National Eye Month* Recipe for Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins* Pack a Safe Lunch* Creek WalkingClick to view

Moderna Walk in Clinic for July 26-30

A Moderna Walk-In Clinic will be available at the Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton. Monday, July 26th, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Wednesday, July 28th, 7:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.Thursday, July 29th, 12:00-6:00 p.m.Friday, July 30th, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.Cost Free.Must be 18 or olderMust be able to return the week of August 23rd - 27th for the second vaccine.Feel free to call 319-472-6460 with any questions or to make an appointment.

August NEWS (Nutrition Education with Seniors) Newsletter

Attached you will find the August NEWS (Nutrition Education with Seniors) newsletter.This edition features:* What is Gluten?* Spaghetti* FoodKeeper App to Reduce Food Waste* Free Recipe Website* Recipe for Pasta SaladClick to view

Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program to Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes at VGH

VGH Launches Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program to Help Prevent Type 2 DiabetesNearly half of American adults aged 65 or older have prediabetes. Without weight loss or routine moderate physical activity, many of them will develop type 2 diabetes within a few years. People with prediabetes are also at higher risk of having a heart attack and stroke.

Shellsburg Big Days site for Moderna Vaccines

July 17th, from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Benton County Public Health will be offering free Moderna COVID-19 vaccines at the Shellsburg Big Days. Look for us there! The hospital will also have free sunscreen available.

Moderna Walk in Clinic for July 13-16

A Moderna Walk-In Clinic will be available at the Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton. Tuesday, July 13th 1-7:00 p.m.Wednesday, July 14th 7-10:00 a.m.Thursday, July 15th 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.Friday, July 16th 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Cost Free.Must be able to return the week of August 9-13 for the second vaccine.

Blood Drive Monday, August 9th

There will be a Blood Drive held on Monday, August 9, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 1:30 p.m. at the Vinton-Shellsburg High School located at 210 West 21st. St., Vinton.Masks and appointments are required. To schedule an appointment, contact Samantha Walton at 319-550-8882.Donors get their choice of a 1/4 zip performance pullover or a gift card AND the chance to win a $500 gift card.

Calling all LifeServers!

The community blood supply is critically low. We need immediate donations to boost the blood supply. Can you take an hour to help provide the blood that's currently needed in local hospitals? Virginia Gay Hospital and Vinton Community 07/20/2021 (01:45 pm - 05:30 pm) 502 N 9th Ave Virginia Gay Hospital - Cafeteria Vinton, IA 52349 In partnership with the state’s public health department, LifeServe Blood Center is testing blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies.
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