Read the October 2022 issue of Mithomahcihowin – NCN Family & Community Wellness Centre’s bi-monthly health and wellness news update.
Are You Nervous About Needles?
NCN Citizens of all ages are encouraged to keep their immunizations up to date.
Vaccines encourage your immune system to recognize and fight bad bacteria and viruses. In Canada, all immunizations must meet strict regulations and testing requirements before they are declared safe for the public. Over the last 50 years, they have contained, controlled and even eliminated diseases.
Vaccines are the easiest way to keep everyone in your family healthy, now and into the future. And of course, maintaining your own immunity helps to protect Elders, young children, and those with chronic conditions and compromised health.
The FCWC Public Health team contacts young parents to set up appointments for their babies at the NCN Nursing Station. Older children (in grades 6, 8 and 9) receive their vaccines at school from public health nurses. If you hear that your child missed a vaccination visit, please contact 204-484-2341 so we can make sure your child’s immunity stays on schedule.
Flu shots are a great idea for everyone, but especially people with vulnerable health, or those who spend time with people with ill health. The earlier you get your flu shot, the better you protect those in your circle.
Read the October 2022 issue of Mithomahcihowin for the full story.
IN THIS ISSUE:
- PERSONAL JOURNEY: Lessons in Tanning Moose and Bear Hides
- FAMILY SUPPORT: Statues Honour Residential School Survivors
- COMMUNITY HEALTH: FCWC Events to Improve Your Health and Happiness
- Learning about Newborns
- Traditional Healing Medicines Preserve Our Way of Life
- Be Informed About Breast Cancer
- So You Have a Newborn!