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COVID-19 booster recommendation expands to everyone age 12 and older

January 6, 2022

WA State Department of Health News Release 1-6-2022 OLYMPIA – Youth ages 12 to 17 should receive a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at least 5 months after completing their primary vaccination series. The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has expanded booster dose eligibility to include everyone 12 and older following guidance and…

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Everyone Ages 18 and Older Can Get a Booster Shot

November 20, 2021

Updated Nov. 19, 2021 IF YOU RECEIVED Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna You should get a booster if you are: Ages 50 years and olderAges 18 years and older and live in a long-term care setting You may get a booster if you are: Ages 18 years and older When to get a booster:At least 6 months…

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COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots

November 2, 2021

Updated Oct. 27, 2021 – [From The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] Some COVID-19 Vaccine Recipients Can Get Booster Shots. People 65 years and older, 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions, or 18 years and older who live in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot. People 18 years and older should receive…

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Your Health with NEW Health – Mammograms

October 25, 2021

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. NEW Health’s Kelly Witte, PA-C, discusses the importance of mammograms and wellness exams in the following video. Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Mammograms are the best way…

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COVID-19 vaccine 3rd dose – are you eligible?

October 11, 2021

updated 10-7-2021 from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Booster Shots Are Only Available for Some Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Recipients Only certain populations initially vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine can get a booster shot at this time. Older adults and 50-64 year old people with medical conditions People aged 65 years and older and adults…

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 1, 2021

October is breast cancer awareness month. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lifetime. Early detection is key. Remember to schedule your annual mammogram and while you are at it, schedule your annual wellness exam too! At NEW Health, your health is important to us!

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Dental Hygiene Awareness Month

October 1, 2021

Everyone loves a clean mouth, right? At NEW Health we think keeping that mouth of yours clean on a regular basis is important. Keeping your oral health on track is a great way to keep bacteria at bay. With proper dental hygiene, you decrease your risk of developing issues such as tooth decay and gum…

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September 27, 2021

Get your Flu and COVID-19 vaccine now! The Flu and COVID-19 vaccines can be given at the same time. If you are in need of one or both vaccines, we can help. The Flu vaccine is available at ALL NEW Health medical sites. COVID-19 vaccines are only available at our Chewelah, Colville and Lake Spokane…

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COVID-19 Vaccines (3rd Dose) for Moderately to Severely Immunocompromised People

September 2, 2021

Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized a third dose of the vaccine for immunocompromised people. Below are the new guidelines from the CDC pertaining to COVID mRNA (Pfizer & Moderna) Booster vaccinations. What You Need to Know People who are moderately to severely immunocompromised are especially vulnerable to COVID-19 because they are…

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FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine

August 23, 2021

For Immediate Release: August 23, 2021 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…

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