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Labor Day Weekend, COVID-19 Updates, RSV Vaccination

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

The summer is flying by!! Wellscape will be closed for the Labor Day Holiday, Monday, September 4, 2023.

Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!


COVID-19 News

There has been a recent uptick in COVID-19, as well as a new variant that is being monitored.

If you feel you are in a high-risk category, you might consider taking extra precautions again, including masking and being wary of large groups.

The updated COVID-19 bivalent booster is due out in September.

For more information 

RSV Vaccination

RSV or “Respiratory Syncytial Virus” is a virus that has been known to cause serious illness in infants and young children. Sometimes, it also causes more serious illness in older adults – as it did last year. There is concern that we can face yet another year of RSV, Flu, and COVID-19 infections over the winter months.

RSV vaccinations have now been developed and approved for those older than 60 years and/or have underlying medical conditions that put them at increased risk (lung disease, heart disease, immunocompromised state, etc.). The CDC has a detailed article that reviews the vaccines that are available and reviews the pros/cons associated. As with any new vaccine (similar to those for COVID-19), there will be ongoing data collection regarding effectiveness well as for adverse effects.

Best to discuss your particular health history and the decision to get vaccinated with your doctor.

Enjoy the last vestiges of summer!