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… Become an AltaMed COVID-19 Vaccine Volunteer March 31, 2021 AltaMed is hosting multiple COVID-19 vaccination sites in the counties of Los Angeles and … to (1) prepare and draw the vaccine, (2) monitor vaccine temperature, (3) administer the vaccine, and (4) screen people for vaccine reactions. To serve as a clinical volunteer, you must be a licensed medical professional authorized to administer … screening people’s temperature, (3) conducting check-ins, (4) helping move / organize supplies, and (5) screening people for vaccine reactions. Things to Know Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. Volunteers must register. Volunteers will …
… Talking to Your Child About COVID-19 April 07, 2020 As parents, we try to shield our children from bad or unpleasant news. But in the case of the COVID-19 pandemic , they’re probably already aware of the news and have questions of their own. Children deal with stress, … AltaMed can provide information to you and your family about the best way to protect yourself and your family from COVID-19 . To receive the latest news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, sign up today . Read More Sign Up for …
… Spotting the Difference Between Flu and COVID-19 in Kids December 03, 2020 Before news broke of two potential vaccines, most of what we heard about COVID-19 was bad. The only bright spot is that young children are less likely to get infected from the virus . They can still … start to show signs of illness. Runny noses, sore throats, coughs, and fever are common symptoms with colds, flu, and COVID-19 so it’s important to be able to spot the differences . The flu can still be a deadly threat, particularly in the age …
… Reduce the Risk of Spreading COVID-19 During the Holidays November 30, 2020 For the latest information on COVID-19, visit our resource page . The holidays are such a special time, often filled with the anticipation of gathering … with type 1 diabetes, but it is best to be cautious. Maintain at least a 30-day supply of medications, including insulin. Test your blood sugar and track the results. Contact AltaMed if you feel ill or have concerns about your condition. Try …
… What You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine December 17, 2020 As part of the first phase of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution, health care workers and people at the highest risk of complications from the disease will begin receiving the vaccine. This is due to an incredible effort by pharmaceutical companies and the Food and Drug Administration to ensure the …
… , less drinking, or quitting altogether? That all depends on who you are, your health, and your family history. The Health Benefits of Alcohol Not surprisingly, many people are drinking, and drinking more, right now. And that’s not entirely a bad … to suffer from depression, compared to both non-drinkers or heavy drinkers. Alcohol can also provide other health-boosting benefits. You’ve probably heard that an occasional glass of wine is good for you – and there’s some science to back this up. … prevent blood clots But before make a shopping trip just to pick up a case of wine or beer, you should figure out if the benefits are worth the potential risks. Why Drinking Might Not Be for You For some, an occasional drink is harmless. However, …
… Stay Vigilant to Stop the Spread of COVID-19 During the Holidays October 26, 2021 Our second holiday season with COVID-19 is right around the corner. Though we all hoped the pandemic would be over by now, at least this year we have … can declare the pandemic has ended. That’s why it’s important to stay cautious during the holidays to keep from spreading COVID-19 to vulnerable and unvaccinated family and community members. Back to basics It should be safer to spend time with …
… COVID-19, Flu, Allergies or a Cold? A Helpful Guide to Knowing the Difference August 26, 2021 In Southern California, flu season seems to last longer and longer each year. Thanks to drier winters and less rain, … Leave this field blank Leave this field blank   Back to Articles Stay on Guard as Deadly Delta Variant Cases Rise July 12, 2021 Millions of residents in Los Angeles and Orange County have gotten at least one dose of a vaccine against COVID-19. Now … in the U.S. in December 2020. Beta — This first appeared in South Africa in December. It appeared in the U.S. in January 2021. Gamma — This was discovered in Japan in early January, carried by travelers from Brazil. It showed up in the U.S. later …
… Staying Safe from COVID-19 Means Staying Apart and Staying at Home January 08, 2021 Although the statewide mandatory stay-at-home orders have … to stay connected with friends or family. Follow us for the latest updates – Because of the recent surge in cases of COVID-19, things have changed rapidly, and rules about what’s open and what’s closed can vary from place to place. It’s … or one red-flag symptom, should be seen by a health care provider. Your provider will tell you whether or not a COVID-19 test is necessary. If no test is needed,, the child can return to regular activities once symptoms improve and they have been …