Category: Health & Wellness

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

On January 13, 2021 Governor Mills announced state-wide plans to begin COVID-19 vaccinations for individuals who are 70 years of age and older as soon as February 1. At this time, we do not have a timeline or specific details as to when St. Joseph Hospital will receive vaccine from the Maine CDC to support vaccinating patients.

What You Should Know About the COVID Vaccine

There is a light at the end of the COVID tunnel in the form of a vaccine. It seems that everything having to do with this virus has been unpredictable and fast-moving. We know you must have many questions and concerns related to the news about the vaccine. 

You Can Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19 – A Message from CHLB and Public Health

How else can I help stop the spread of COVID? Wear a mask, keep your distance, wash hands frequently, and keep the number of contacts you have with people outside your household as small as possible. Get vaccinated when you are able to.

Flu Shot Myths

Getting a flu shot in 2020 is super important, know the flu myths and facts so you can make the best choice for you and your family. Flu shots save lives. Know the flu shot facts.

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 important for most over the age of 6 months to get a flu shot.

The Fine Art of Handwashing

Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy. Andrew recently met up with fourth grader Ally, to demonstrate the way germs can stick to your hands and where they like to hide.