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The infectious disease COVID-19, caused by the novel coronavirus, may continue to spread in our community. We place some people on home quarantine in order to limit the spread of this virus to others in our community.
Many parents have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to vaccinate their very young children — and, finally, that opportunity has arrived. Some parents, however, have questions about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine.
It’s a lingering COVID-19 symptom that, at first glance, might not seem as alarming as other long-term effects, like heart or lung problems. But for those who suffer from it, the loss of smell can be devasting — and even dangerous.
To ensure the safety of our patients, visitors and staff, BJC HealthCare has a limited visitor policy in place. These restrictions are not related to local community stay-home ordinances. BJC hospitals and health service organizations are limiting visitors due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the community, which is expected to continue over the coming months. Our restrictions are designed to protect patients, their families, and our staff and providers by further limiting the risk of exposure.
Ebony Carter, MD, wants pregnant people to know that when they’re vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19, the only thing they’ll be passing on to their unborn child is a better chance at a healthy start in life.
While convenient care, urgent care, virtual care and the ER aren’t meant to replace visits to your doctor, they are there when you need to see someone during off hours, weekends, or more quickly than going to your physician.
While some people who have recovered from COVID-19 may have developed antibodies, experts say the COVID-19 vaccine is still the best choice for protection against the virus, even after recovering from previous infection.
On Jan. 7, 2022, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) expanded its endorsement of COVID-19 booster shots to children age 12 and older and recommended boosters for immunocompromised children ages 5-11, citing rising infections in teens and young adults and a troubling increase in pediatric hospitalizations.
The CDC strengthened its recommendations for COVID-19 booster shots recently, noting that all adults should get a booster shot when eligible and approving boosters for 16- and 17-year-olds.
“Thanksgiving is just one day; diabetes management is year-round,” says Diane Zych, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator on the BJC Community Health Improvement team. “People with diabetes can enjoy Thanksgiving just as much as people who don’t have diabetes.”