Community Health Leadership Board Blog

Booster Shot Bash

A booster shot can boost your family’s morale.  In January, the CDC approved the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 booster shot for children aged 12-17 years! That means everyone 12 years and older can get boosted at least five months after completing the primary Covid-19 vaccination. That’s music to the ears of many anxious parents, teachers, and other […]

COVID-19 Booster Facts

Do you have questions regarding the recommended COVID-19 booster shots? You’re not alone.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends COVID-19 booster shots for all eligible candidates. The reasoning behind this recommendation is based on data from clinical trials.  Over time the number of antibodies in your body decreases, putting your immunity response below […]

Holiday Gathering Safety Tips

Planning a holiday gathering? Check out our tips for a safe get-together. The holiday season is here, and gathering with family and friends is finally a possibility once again. Many of us can’t wait to catch up with our loved ones this holiday season, but it’s essential to be cautious with the increasing number of […]

Safe & Seasonally Appropriate Activities

As the days get shorter and the snow piles up, our schedules are often altered, as are our moods at times. The “winter blues” can affect how we feel, think, and operate and according to the National Institute of Health, this is quite common during the shift from fall to winter. Between the change of […]

How You Can Help Our Healthcare Community

COVID 19 is spreading in our community and anyone of us might be exposed or have COVID 19. Maine CDC has had to change its protocols because of this spread and limit contact tracing to the most at risk among us (young people under 19, adults over 65, and individuals that are hospitalized, in congregate care, […]

Rethinking Thanksgiving

Traditional Thanksgiving gatherings with family and friends increase the chances of getting or spreading COVID-19. The safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving this year is to celebrate with only the people in your household.  The CDC is asking people to not to travel for Thanksgiving and not to spend the holiday with people from outside their […]

Halloween & COVID-19

Many traditional Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading COVID-19 or influenza. There are several safer, alternative ways to participate in Halloween. If you may have COVID-19 or you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you should not participate in in-person holiday festivities and should not give out candy to trick-or-treaters. Steps for […]

Make A Plan To Get Your Flu Shot

The combination of a severe, or even mild, flu season and the current pandemic could create complications for hospitals and healthcare facilities in the coming months and increase the risks of you or your loved ones getting sick. Although there is no vaccine for COVID-19, there is a flu vaccine. That is why it is […]

Coronavirus tips that doctors wish patients would follow

As communities across the country continue to navigate the impending flu season amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is critical that we all take preventive measures to minimize risk and limit exposure to the coronavirus. Following proper precautions can decrease a person’s chances of being infected or spreading the deadly virus. With the U.S. surpassing […]

What Doctors Wish People Knew About Masks

Many U.S. states are mandating everyone to wear masks to slow the spread of COVID-19. Continued circulation of misinformation about masks may have some questioning how effective they truly are. This has threatened to undermine the growing body of evidence that proves wearing masks slows the spread of COVID-19. Healthcare experts want to address those […]