Tools and Resources
Booster shots are recommended for everyone eight months after their second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. This is not because people have not built enough immunity following the initial vaccine, but because that immunity can wane over time. The booster shots are expected to start being administered in late September.
This doesn’t mean that the vaccines are not working. The vaccine stimulates your immune system to make antibodies, and over time, the amount of antibodies in your system can decrease. A booster dose brings those antibody levels back up and offers the best defense against COVID-19, including the Delta variant.
There is no recommendation at this time regarding the Johnson & Johnson (J&J/Jansen) vaccine, but expect one from the FDA/CDC soon.
COVID-19 Delta Variant
The latest variant of the COVID-19 virus is Delta. It’s fast spreading and is happening throughout much of the country and here in northern Wisconsin. Learn more about the Delta variant, what safety precautions we’re taking to prevent its spread, along with what you can do to protect yourself from COVID-19 and all its variants.
COVID-19 Provider Roundtable
In response to the COVID-19, NorthLakes CEO, Reba Rice had a conversation with some area physicians to learn more about what to expect about the status in our communities and current treatment options.
Thank you to Dr. White from Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Reitz from Red Cliff Community Health Center, and our own Dr. Dryer for taking part.
Status in Our Communities
Current Treatment Options
Symptoms for Allergies, Cold, Flu, and COVID-19
Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19
From Our Providers:
Allison Allen shares the benefits of kind eyes.
Lori Cannon, RN shares information about COVID-19 vaccine.
Vaccinate Early This Flu Season
This year it’s more important than ever to get your flu shot.
Happiness is a Funny Thing
A Pandemic is what you make of it.
Don’t Delay Your Care
We know that COVID-19 is not going away in the immediate future, and the risk to our patients with chronic disease is beginning to shift.
Move Your Body. Change Your Life:
Information on how moving your body can change your overall mood.
Befriending our grief and anxiety:
Tips on processing emotions and anxiety during COVID-19.
Boost your immunity:
Tips from chiropractor Dr. Lorelei Wakefield on boosting your immune system.
Video series on how mindfulness by chief behavioral health officer Dr. Allison Allen.
Autism, coronavirus, anxiety and strategies to coping with it all:
Behavioral Health Therapist Sean Inderbitzen shares some practical advice for parents whose children have autism.
Pursing a Meaningful Life:
Dr. Allen provides some tools on how to move through challenges with greater rewards in mind.
Information for Pregnant Families
Information for Tribal Communities From the CDC: