Parish Nurse Wellness Tip
April is here and trees are blooming, people are getting vaccinated, and Easter is upon us. I am a vaccinator at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds and I am here to tell you that it is a wonderful experience. People of all ages come in and are so excited to finally be getting their vaccine! We are all feeling a sense of hope that maybe soon this pandemic will be over.
In general, the USA is ahead of schedule with the administration of vaccines and that is great, but we do still need to wear our masks and distance with people that have not been vaccinated as yet. I know it is difficult after we receive our vaccines to keep wearing a mask and distance, but as the CDC is stating we must stay vigilant so we do not create a fourth wave of this virus.
It is okay now to get together with your grandchildren if you have been vaccinated and okay to meet with others that are vaccinated. I know I cherish the time with my grandchildren and it has felt great to get together with them.
Easter is this Sunday and we have a lot to be thankful for in Jesus Christ! Our world will continue to have pandemics, turbulent weather, social upheaval, and well many problems. The one thing we can count on is our Lord and Savior who is steadfast, unchanging and always with us. Let’s focus on Him this April and enjoy each day. He is risen! He is risen indeed!
Stay safe and continue to follow the CDC recommendations so we can safely and quickly get out of this pandemic!
Dana Topliff MPA, BSN, RN