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  • Writer's pictureJennifer King

Fall Updates

We made it through the first few weeks of school, congratulations! I wish every family and child a wonderful school year filled with much growth and joy. As the school year has started, there have been more viruses/colds circulating causing runny nose, coughs, and sore throats. As a reminder the best medicines are nasal saline and spoonfuls of honey (if older than 12 months).


The City of Muskegon is in the process of working on Terrace St. There is a sign on Webster that says the road is closed to thru traffic - we are NOT thru traffic and you can still enter our parking lot from Webster St. You can also enter our parking lot from Muskegon Ave.

Influenza Vaccine

We are now offering the influenza vaccine for the season. For those older than 2 years of age we have the nasal flu vaccine, which is a spray and no poke option.

If you missed the drive-thru flu vaccine clinic, we will have another one on Saturday, October 8th from 8am-11am. We will send out another link for registration as we get closer to the date. The drive thru clinic allows your children to stay in the car while they get the nasal flu vaccine. You can come anytime between 8-11am.

If you are unable to come on October 8th, if your child is less than 2 years of age or you would like your child to get the injectable flu vaccine (the flu shot), please call 231-638-4120 to schedule your child’s visit.

As a reminder, the flu vaccine does not protect against the illness that causes vomiting and diarrhea, referred to as the "stomach flu". The flu vaccine protects against the illness that causes high fever for 5-7 days, cough, runny nose, achey body, and sore throat.

COVID Vaccine Update

The FDA has approved the Pfizer Bivalent COVID vaccine booster. The bivalent vaccine has protection against the omicron strain of COVID and provides the best protection. This vaccine is recommended for all age 12 years and older. It can be given if there has been 2 or more months from the last COVID vaccine. For the best protection, I recommend getting this vaccine asap as the community levels of COVID are higher than reported due to the number of home tests that are being used. Please call 231-638-4120 to schedule.

The FDA is expected to approve this vaccine for children 5-12 years in the next week or so and we should be able to offer it in the next month. Stay tuned!

Care Closet

If you are in need of diapers, wipes, clothing, underwear, bras, feminine products, soap, toothbrush/toothpaste or deodorant please call our office so we can help, 231-638-4120.

If you are able to donate to our closet, we would appreciate donations of diapers, wipes, and hygiene items.


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