Nurse's Updates

CAC Open House
Oct 3, 2022:  Family life can be stressful - for all of us.  Visit our friends at the Hampshire County Children's Advocacy Center to learn more about the services they offer to help families during their upcoming Open House on Oct. 6.    
Sep. 2, 2022.  It's great to see everyone back in school and excited about learning.  To help you and your family stay healthy, here are some infectious disease updates for your consideration.... If Unable to Vaccinate or get a Booster:  Please continue to discuss eligibility questions with your Health Care Provider, seek boosters when eligible for waning immunity,...
Aug 17, 2022.  Generations before us were all too aware of the devastating and sometimes deadly impact of once common contagious diseases like measles, mumps, and pertussis (whooping cough) that spread quickly through families and communities.  Those of us who live in the United States have been most fortunate to have decades-long access to vaccines to help prevent illness and...
July 29, 2022.   Local stores have begun promoting "back-to-school" sales .... already!  To help families begin preparations for this year's "back-to-school" student health needs, here are some reminders: *Please provide immunization and physical exam documents dated and signed by your child’s PCP (Primary Care Provider) from within the past year to help assure continuity of...
July 16.  We've all learned that the first steps in any emergency are to recognize and respond by calling 911 for police, fire, and/or emergency medical service response.  Millions of lives have been saved thanks to the nationwide 911 system. Today, a new nationwide emergency response system is launched:  988. Our friends at HEADS Up tell us that the 988 Suicide and...
July 16.  In a few days, the stores will start promoting "back-to-school" sales.  As we begin compiling our "to do" lists, it's a good idea to also consider vaccinations. While the pandemic information can be overwhelming, it's helpful to reflect on what we've learned so far.  We all know much more about disease transmission, prevention, and potential treatments. ...
July 14.  Our friends at SPIFFY (Strategic Planning Initiative For Families & Youth) Coalition; a part of the Hampshire County Collaborative for Educational Services invite teens to join them at a special planning event:     CALLING ALL YOUTH CHANGEMAKERS!   Who: Hampshire County teens are invited When:  Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022,...
June 28, 2022:  Save this date:  Saturday July 23!   HEADS Up announces the resumption of Water Palooza; a 2 mile walk/ run / get wet family event to be held on Saturday, July 23 stepping off at 10:00 am adjacent to the Hatfield Public Library at 29 Main Street.  Designed to raise awareness and funds to support community mental health promotion activities...
June 24, 2022.  Summer is finally here with warmer & longer days.  We thank and appreciate all who managed getting through the school year filled with challenges brought about by Covid.  Our hearts go out to families who have lost a loved one and / or endured symptoms of PASC (Post-Acute Sequelae SARS COV2) infection, aka:  "Long Covid". ...
June 10, 2022.  Our friends at the Hatfield Council on Aging and the Hatfield Board of Health invite eligible families to register for the:  Covid Vaccine Clinic  Ages: 12+ and  Ages: 5-11.       June 15: 10 am - 12 pm Hatfield Senior Center 59 Main St. (Town Hall) The Hatfield Board of Health presents: Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic...

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