Happy kids, teachers, parents and a generous charitable Siletz Tribe donation!
From: Altrusa International of Yaquina Bay – Making Kids Smile
Over 1,700 dental kits were delivered to kindergarten through third-grade students last week. This year, we included an educational coloring and activity book for the kids. Our goal is to teach children good oral hygiene at a young age so they have a lifetime of healthy mouths.
A big thanks goes to the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund for their generous grant to help us with our Something to Smile About project.
We also want to thank JC Market in Newport for their generous support and the Lincoln County School District Facilities & Maintenance for providing use of their facility to assemble the deliveries.
Altrusa International of Yaquina Bay is dedicated to improving the lives of women and children in Lincoln County through literacy, social & health services, and educational opportunities. For more information or to attend a meeting, call Doretta Smith, Club President at 541-961-6688.
School Immunization Exclusion Date Approaching Get your kids vaccinated! It’s the law!
To avoid outbreaks of disease and to keep our children and community healthy, Oregon requires by law that all students attending public and private schools, preschools, child care facilities, and Head Start programs receive required vaccinations.
To help increase the number of people vaccinated every year, these programs submit immunization records to the Health Department. When a student is not up-to-date on required vaccines or does not have proper documentation for an exemption, the student will receive a letter from the Health Department that the student cannot return to school. This year’s school exclusion date is Wednesday, February 19th.
Students can receive immunizations from their primary care provider, Lincoln County Public Health, or one of our four school-based health centers. Some local pharmacies may also provide immunizations to adolescents seven years and older. Because not all pharmacies are able to perform vaccinations, it is recommended to call the pharmacy of choice beforehand.
Thanks to vaccines, it has become less common to see vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks. However, these outbreaks can still happen when groups of people go unvaccinated. For example, if a measles outbreak were to occur at a Lincoln County school, to control the spread of the disease, unvaccinated children and staff would be excluded from school for 21 days. The more people who are vaccinated, the more difficult it is for the vaccine-preventable disease to spread; this is called herd immunity.
To find more information on required vaccinations for your child click here.
The Lincoln County Public Health Clinic is located at 36 SW Nye Street, Newport and is available at 541-265-4112 if you have questions or need information on your child’s immunization status.
5:56pm. Report of a house fire on SE Norman Street, just south of Highway 20. Male at the residence has suffered burns, possibly to his face. Firefighters are enroute. Neighbors are tending to the burned 42 year old male.
The Newport Recreation Center is offering a Mexican cooking class on Saturday, February 22. During this fun class, instructor Ester Robles will demonstrate how to make Sopa de Tortilla y Agua de Fruta. Class will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Cost is $35.00 each. Registration ends Friday, February 21 as class size is limited and the instructor needs to be able to buy adequate supplies. Don’t miss out.
Register at the Newport Recreation Center at 225 SE Avery, or visit our website at www.newportoregon.gov/recreation.
Samaritan’s mobile medical clinic to stop in Newport
[Newport, Oregon – Feb. 13, 2020] SamCare Mobile Medicine is partnering with St. Stephen Episcopal Church in Newport to bring convenient health care services to those who attend Stone Soup Suppers, a weekly community meal hosted by the church. The mobile clinic will set up in the church parking lot on Monday, Feb. 24, and Monday, March 16, from 3 to 6 p.m., to provide basic health care for those who may not have regular access to care. Services are available to any member of the community, whether or not you attend the church’s weekly meal.
SamCare Mobile Medicine brings basic health care to underserved populations throughout Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties. Patients can receive routine medical check-ups, treatment for acute illness such as flu-like symptoms or minor infections, vaccinations, physicals and more.
“Our goal with SamCare Mobile Medicine is to take health care services to people where they already gather,” said Tricia Schug, business development coordinator for the program. “Many people may not be able to get to a clinic or might even have some fears about going into a more traditional facility. The mobile clinic can feel less threatening.” Patients can use their insurance if they have it, but no one will be turned away for inability to pay. For those who qualify for Oregon Health Plan, but may not yet be signed up, an outreach worker from Lincoln County will be on-hand to connect people with insurance coverage.
SamCare Mobile Medicine came to Newport briefly in 2018, to serve as a walk-in immediate care clinic during a two-week construction period at the hospital, but this is the clinic’s first stop at a community location at the coast. The “clinic on wheels” has been traveling to homeless shelters, schools and other community meal locations this winter in Benton and Linn counties. The clinic will also stop at Grace Wins Haven in April and May and will make additional stops in other parts of Lincoln County later this year.
Learn more about SamCare Mobile Medicine and see a schedule at samhealth.org/MobileMed.