Because COVID-19 is a new disease with new vaccines, information is rapidly emerging about how vaccines can help us stop the pandemic. Currently, two vaccines are authorized and recommended to prevent COVID-19: Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine & Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. In Warm Springs we have the Moderna Vaccine – and the vaccination consists of 2 shots 28 days apart. You are fully vaccinated about 2 weeks after the second shot. Studies show that the vaccines are effective at keeping you from getting COVID-19. It’s also believed getting a vaccine may help keep you from getting seriously ill if you do get COVID. The vaccine teach our immune systems how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. It typically takes a few weeks after vaccination for the body to build protection (immunity) against the virus that causes COVID-19. Vaccination is an important tool to help us get back to normal. Vaccines are not yet approved for children although new drug trials have begun.
Please remember to continue to take all precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 even after you have been vaccinated as you can still “carry” the virus that causes COVID-19 even without feeling sick or having any symptoms.
There is a Community Wide COVID-19 Vaccination clinic tomorrow at the Warm Springs Community Center. This is for ages 18 and older. You must be eligible for care at the Warm Springs Health & Wellness Center OR be an Essential Employee for the Tribes. You must pre-schedule an appointment by calling 541-553-2131.
It’s Spirit Week next week at the Warm Springs K-8 Academy. Monday is Hat day so wear your favorite hat! Tuesday – is Crazy Sock Day when you can where silly or mismatched socks! Wednesday is mismatch day when you can combine two different shoes, mix stripes and polka dots – where you clothes backwards or inside out! Thursday is your chance to wear your favorite sports team or college jersey or shirt. And Friday it’s School Colors day – wear your Eagles t-shirt and or the school colors of Red, White & Black
Warm Springs Nation Little League is seeking coaches for this year’s softball and baseball seasons. Coaches do need to fill out a registration form and complete 2 background checks. There will not be a league fee for participation this year. If you are interested in coaching or player registration for Warm Springs Nation Little League – contact Edmund Francis at 541-325-3856. The deadline to turn in an application for coaches is March 5th. The deadline to turn in player registration forms is March 17th.