QCHI Fun Fact: Did you know we have several Be Healthy QC videos in our YouTube library, showcasing talking strawberries?! It was all part of a CDC grant we received a few years ago. Check this one out as Skip & Scout head through their school's cafeteria line.
Recommended (and in some cases, required):
Chickenpox (varicella) vaccine
Diptheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTaP) vaccine
Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine
Polio (IPV) vaccine
Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine
Meningococcal conjugate vaccine
Serogroup B meningococcal vaccine
Tetanus, diptheria, and pertussis (Tdap) vaccine
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Featuring back-to-school tips / reminders for body and mind
Heading back-to-school is an important time for the entire family to focus on physical and mental health.
As cases rise again and more adults and kids are now gathering indoors, it's critical to fight the pandemic with everything we've got (including indoor masking and vaccinations). Go to vaccines.gov to schedule your COVID-19 shot or visit one of these walk-in clinics:
Rock Island County Health Department, 2112 25th Avenue in Rock Island, Tuesdays (Moderna and Johnson & Johnson for 18 and older) and Fridays, 9 a.m.-Noon and 1-4 p.m. (Pfizer for 12 and older)
Scott County Health Department, 600 W 4th Street in Davenport, M-F, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (Johnson & Johnson for 18 and older)
Don't forget to keep up with routine vaccinations. It's required for school age children to get at least some vaccines. Contact your healthcare provider to learn more. For info on what is offered through local health departments, visit their sites:
Does the transition into this school year seem extra tough? You're not alone. Our friends at the Child Abuse Council recently shared this important reminder: "...students did not learn, play, or interact in typical ways over the past year - and this may lead to some challenging behaviors." The Council's Safe from the Start Team produced a 2-page resource on "Staying Mindful of Kids' Mental Health"-- complete with de-stress tips and activities (homemade glitter jar, anyone?!). Check it out HERE.