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Health And Fitness

Benton County Public Health Walk-in Moderna and Janssen Vaccine Clinic

Benton County Public Health Walk-in Moderna and Janssen Vaccine ClinicWhere: Virginia Gay Hospital in VintonWhen: Monday, September 27th 11:00am - 5:00pm Tuesday, September 28th 8:00am - 1:00pm Thursday, September 30th 10:00am - 6:00pm Friday, October 1st 9:00am - 12:00pmWho: Anyone 18 years and olderCost: FreeNote: Must be able to return week of October 25th - October 29th for second Moderna vaccine.

Benton County Public Health Moderna Walk-in Vaccine Clinic

WHERE: Virginia Gay Hospital in VintonWHEN: WHERE: Virginia Gay Hospital in VintonWHEN: Monday, September 20th 11:00am – 5:00pm Tuesday, September 21st 7:00am – 3:00pm Thursday, September 23rd 10:00am – 6:00pmWHO: Anyone 18 years and olderCOST: FreeBoth Moderna and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) will be available. Must be able to return the week of October 18th – October 22nd for second Moderna vaccine, no 2nd dose required for Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)Please call our office at 319-472-6460 with any questionsCOVID Recovery Iowa offers free virtual counseling and assistance for all Iowans affected by COVID19.
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Critical need for blood donations: Transfusions Deplete Local Blood Supply

LifeServe Blood Center is urging community members to schedule appointments to give blood as soon as possible after several massive blood transfusion events this week depleted the blood supply to a critically low level. Several blood types have less than a day of supply on the shelves to meet patient needs. Numerous massive transfusions have taken place in Des Moines metro hospitals this week, severely depleting the community blood supply.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers Online Series Begins Oct. 12

ISU Extension and Outreach classes help caregivers learn self-careThirty-nine percent of all adult Americans are caring for an adult with a chronic health condition. Caregiving can be a stressful responsibility leading to poor health, mental distress and less life satisfaction for the caregiver. It can be challenging for caregivers to find the support that they need, says Malisa Rader, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

FDA/FTC Warn Companies who sold Dietary Supplements that claim to cure Diabetes

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission posted warning letters to 10 companies for illegally selling dietary supplements that claim to cure, treat, mitigate, or prevent diabetes, in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). The FDA is urging consumers not to use these or similar products because they have not been evaluated by the FDA to be safe or effective for their intended use and may be harmful.
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ImpactLife Blood Drive at Shellsburg Legion Hall October 27

The Shellsburg Lions will be hosting the next blood drive on October 27 from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm at the Legion Hall, 114 Main St SW. MASKS AND APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED. To schedule, please call Ed Shaeffer at 319-389-2682 or email and he can get you assigned a time.

Moderna Walk in Clinic Schedule for the Week of September 7th

WHERE: Virginia Gay Hospital in VintonWHEN: Tuesday, September 7th 11:00am - 6:00pm Wednesday, September 8th 7:00am - 12:30pm Friday, September 10th 9:00am - 4:00pmWHO: Anyone 18 years and olderCOST: FreeMust be able to return the week of October 4th - October 8th for second vaccinePlease call our office at 319-472-6460 with any questions.TEST IOWA At-home COVID-19 test kitsPICK-UP LOCATIONS IN BENTON COUNTY:* Virginia Gay Hospital/Benton County Public Health* Vinton Family Medical Clinic* Urbana Family Medical Clinic* Van Horne Family Medical Clinic* Atkins Family Medical Clinic* You can also request a kit be sent to you at https://www.


LifeServe Blood Center is pleased to offer its blood donors the chance to hear from the local hospital patients whose lives they helped to save through blood donation via a new program called Thank the Donor.LifeServe Blood Center is currently rolling Thank the Donor to hospitals across Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Thank the Donor allows blood recipients to anonymously send a thank you message, photo, or video to the blood donor whose donation they received through transfusion.
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THE VINTON RED CROSS COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE will be held Thursday, September 30, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Vinton Skate and Activities Center, 1703 C Avenue. For an appointment, contact or call Kristie at (319)472-4292. Walk-ins are welcome.

Walk-in Moderna Vaccine Clinic Schedule for the week of August 30

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