To help you stay informed about current and emerging health issues, NEW Health will share updates and resources here on our Health Alerts page.

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COVID-19 vaccine 3rd dose – are you eligible?

October 11, 2021

updated 10-7-2021 from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Booster Shots Are Only Available for Some Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Recipients Only certain populations initially vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine can get a booster shot at this time. Older adults and 50-64 year old people with medical conditions People aged 65 years and older and adults…

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 1, 2021

October is breast cancer awareness month. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lifetime. Early detection is key. Remember to schedule your annual mammogram and while you are at it, schedule your annual wellness exam too! At NEW Health, your health is important to us!

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Dental Hygiene Awareness Month

October 1, 2021

Everyone loves a clean mouth, right? At NEW Health we think keeping that mouth of yours clean on a regular basis is important. Keeping your oral health on track is a great way to keep bacteria at bay. With proper dental hygiene, you decrease your risk of developing issues such as tooth decay and gum…

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SINGLE OR DOUBLE SHOT?

September 27, 2021

Get your Flu and COVID-19 vaccine now! The Flu and COVID-19 vaccines can be given at the same time. If you are in need of one or both vaccines, we can help. The Flu vaccine is available at ALL NEW Health medical sites. COVID-19 vaccines are only available at our Chewelah, Colville and Lake Spokane…

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COVID-19 Vaccines (3rd Dose) for Moderately to Severely Immunocompromised People

September 2, 2021

Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized a third dose of the vaccine for immunocompromised people. Below are the new guidelines from the CDC pertaining to COVID mRNA (Pfizer & Moderna) Booster vaccinations. What You Need to Know People who are moderately to severely immunocompromised are especially vulnerable to COVID-19 because they are…

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FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine

August 23, 2021

For Immediate Release: August 23, 2021 Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, and will now be marketed as Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee), for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older. The vaccine also continues to…

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Northeast Tri County Health District on the Delta variant of COVID-19

August 20, 2021

Message To The Community – Recent COVID-19 Surge The Delta variant of COVID-19 has dramatically changed the pandemic in Washington state and in our tri- county area. Research shows that the Delta variant is much more contagious, more than two times as contagious as previous variants. This is causing people to become infected more quickly…

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Masks still required in Health Care settings

July 1, 2021

News Release from the Washington State Department of Health For immediate release: June 29, 2021   Don’t forget your mask after June 30 – you may still need it even if you’re vaccinated OLYMPIA – The Secretary of Health’s mask order will remain in place even after June 30, which means that people who are not…

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Statement Following CDC ACIP Meeting from Nation’s Leading Doctors, Nurses and Public Health Leaders on Benefits of COVID-19 Vaccination

June 24, 2021

6-23-2021 The following statement has been co-signed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), American College of Physicians (ACP), American Heart Association, American Hospital Association (AHA), American…

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Masks still required for fully vaccinated people in health care settings and more.

May 24, 2021

CDC Mask Guidance On May 13, Washington adopted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) masking guidance allowing individuals who have been fully vaccinated to no longer wear a mask in most settings. However, masks will still be required for all individuals in: • Health care setting like hospitals, long-term care facilities, and doctor’s…

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