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Health Minute: Routine Appointments During A Pandemic

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WPSU’s Health Minute is a collaboration with Penn State’s College of Nursing.

It’s important to keep your routine medical and dental appointments during the pandemic.

Routine appointments are an important part of preventative health care. They ensure you’re up-to-date with vaccines and medication management.

There are steps you can take to keep yourself safe during appointments. Ask if there’s an option to meet with your provider virtually via telemedicine as an alternative to an in-person visit.

If you have to go in person, follow CDC guidelines: wear a mask, stay six feet apart from others, wash your hands often, and avoid crowds.

Remember to get your annual flu vaccine.

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Cheraine Stanford is the Content Strategy Director at WPSU, responsible for developing the station's original productions across digital, radio and television.