(COVID-19) Vaccine Updates

We are committed to keeping patients safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, and look forward to providing safe and effective vaccines. Find information about how we are working to keep patients safe and what to expect at your next appointment here. Get the latest information on Unity Care NW’s vaccination efforts here. Find COVID-19 related news and resources and learn how we are keeping patients and staff safe here.

Staff Vaccinations

We are excited to move toward greater community safety and ending the pandemic by having our staff receive vaccinations. [See More]

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COVID-19 Vaccines at Unity Care NW

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Don’t Forget Your Flu Shot — and Other Vaccines!

Flu season is here, even as we continue to deal with COVID-19 pandemic. This year, it is more important than ever to protect ourselves and others from the flu. Not only will flu vaccination provide protection against the flu, but it will help with diagnosis of COVID-19, if you are to become ill with flu-like symptoms. A flu shot will protect you throughout the flu season. (Inactivated flu vaccine does not contain live flu virus, so getting the flu from this vaccine is not possible.)

This is time to get caught up on any other vaccinations you or your child may need as well. As we begin a new school year, even though remote, this is a great time to get vaccinated to keep kids safe and healthy. Getting vaccinated now will help protect your child from serious, preventable illness. If you are a senior, talk to your health care provider about getting a pneumovax vaccine as well.

Call (360) 676-6177 today to make an appointment for your needed vaccinations. To learn how we’re keeping patients and staff safe during routine medical visits for vaccines and other health care needs, click here.

 

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control and colorectal cancer is cancer that occurs in the large intestine or rectum. Screening for colorectal cancer saves lives. If you’re 45 or older, getting a colorectal cancer screening test could save your life.

Colorectal cancer usually starts from precancerous polyps in the colon or rectum. A polyp is a growth that shouldn’t be there. Over time, some polyps can turn into cancer. Screening tests can find precancerous polyps, so they can be removed before they turn into cancer. Screening tests also find colorectal cancer early – when treatment works best.

Your risk for colorectal cancer may be higher than average if you or a close relative have had colorectal polyps or colorectal cancer, have inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, or ulcerative colitis. If you think you may be at increased risk, speak with your doctor about when to begin screening, which test is right for you, and how often you should be tested.

Give us a call at (360) 676-6711 to schedule an appointment and make a plan to stay on top of your colorectal health.