Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. 3 John 1:2 KJV
Seasonal Flu and Cold Precautions
Please be aware that the flu season is upon us. Influenza activity is growing rapidly and increasing in our area along others. Taking precautions and getting a flu vaccination this season remains the best preventive strategy.
During the respiratory illness season, we are at an increased risk for catching respiratory viruses, illnesses or colds. Please take a few minutes to practice effective infection prevention. Remind your loved ones and friends of some simple actions they can take to stop the spread of germs that make us or others sick.
To help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses and infections:
- Encourage respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette. Cover your cough. Use tissues and toss them in appropriate receptacles.
- Perform hand hygiene. Hand washing is a very important aspect of reducing the spread of germs.
- Get a flu vaccination if you are at risk.
- Stay home if you have a fever or actively symptomatic.
People at High Risk for Developing Flu-Related Complications
- Children younger than 5, but especially children younger than 2 years old
- Adults 65 years of age and older
- Pregnant women (and women up to two weeks postpartum)
- Residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities
People who have medical conditions:
- Neurological conditions such as cerebral palsy, epilepsy (seizure disorders), stroke, intellectual disability (mental retardation), moderate to severe developmental delay, muscular dystrophy, or spinal cord injury].
- Chronic lung disease such as COPD and cystic fibrosis
- Heart disease such as congenital heart disease, congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease)
- Blood disorders (such as sickle cell disease)
- Endocrine disorders (such as diabetes mellitus)
- Kidney disorders
- Liver disorders
- Weakened immune system due to disease or medication (such as people with HIV or AIDS, or cancer, or those on chronic steroids)
- People younger than 19 years of age who are receiving long-term aspirin therapy
- People with extreme obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 40 or more
For more information please go to www.cdc.gov /flu.
Objective: The New Community COGIC Nurses Unit provides assistance for emergent and non-emergent medical needs to the members and visitors of New Community Church of God in Christ. We also assist with educating the saints either individually or collectively on health care issues, safety and awareness, and maintenance.
Mission: to give God the Glory while performing the ministry of help and healing.
Who we are: the NCCOGIC Nurses members are individuals who work in the medical community in various capacity such as registered nurses, nursing assistances, dental assistance and people who love helping those in need.
Our Goals are to: provide for each service, whether at home or away, a member on duty in case urgent or non-urgent medical assistance is needed for the Pastor, members, saints and friends of NCCOGIC.
We also offer BP screenings every 3rd Friday after Pastoral teaching to provide a checkup and answer questions as needed.
To provide education by providing pamphlets, brochures and displays related to health observances and topics.
To provide a monthly we will provide education regarding National Health Awareness observance. Or goal is to provide awareness and understanding of health related topics that affect us all.
We also make up the C.L. McCoy District Nurses Unit where we come together with fellow nurses unit ministries and participate in providing assistance at various services shared by the District.