Yes, I had a positive COVID-19 test

As we continue to move through this current pandemic, the likelihood of testing positive for COVID-19 increases. We have been and will continue to be do our part to combat the spread of this virus with social distancing, wearing face masks and frequent hand washing. What if you or someone you know are among those who have tested positive? Here is a link from Medscape, outlining symptoms, long-term effects and steps to work with your doctor during and after you recover from COVID-19 that you might find helpful. This article is a culmination of input from various experts in this field. Stay safe. We are all in this together!

Kim R. RN


COVID-19 Vaccine Information Update

COVID-19 Vaccine Information Update

What You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Virus Vaccine

The FDA has approved two vaccines at the present time, Pfizer and Moderna. The protocol for receiving each of these vaccines consists of an initial injection with a second follow up injection according to the time specified by each company. The efficacy of the vaccine depends on receiving the follow up injection. Some side effects such as fatigue, pain at injection site, headache have been noted by some individuals. These are noted to be “non-severe” side effects and are not experienced by everyone. As always, you need to check with your doctor before receiving the vaccine.
Here are links to information to help answer questions. Feel free to contact me with any questions

Below are links for your respective county regarding current vaccination information. For updated information, you can go to your counties’ website.

Dupage County has a link to sign up for weekly email updates:

Kane County Vaccine Survey:

Will County Vaccine Survey:  Will County COVID-19 Vaccine Survey

Kim Runge RN

Faith Community Nurse

Resources:;; CDC of DuPage County

Staying Safe Over the Holidays

Looking for ideas for celebrating the holidays with loved ones? Want to be sure everyone is safe? Here are some ideas that meet CDC guidelines and promote family togetherness compiled by Katy our NIU intern. Try these suggestions or maybe come up with some of your own!
To Print this helpful infographic, click here. 
View the Immunization Webinar Held on September 30th

View the Immunization Webinar Held on September 30th

Unable to join us for the Immunization Webinar held on September 30?

Immunizations are an important choice we make as a preventative measure for illness. There are many options available and we need to make a knowledgeable decision in order to live a healthy life for ourselves, our families and our community. Please take the time to view this informative webinar regarding Flu, Pneumonia and Shingles vaccinations. It is always best to check with your doctor if you have any questions.
In order to view the webinar, click on the link below and enter the passcode.

Here is a link to the immunization webinar regarding flu, pneumonia and shingles vaccines.

Passcode: *H1g95&@


If you have any issues viewing the recorded Webinar, please contact Beth Squires at

Schedule your appointment to get your flu shot now!

Schedule your appointment to get your flu shot now!


St. Timothy Lutheran, in conjunction with Walgreens, will be hosting a flu shot clinic Sunday, Oct. 18 from 8a-12p

While walk-ins are welcome, scheduling an appointment is appreciated. You can schedule your appointment now by going to the St. Timothy’s Event page and clicking on the SignUp Genius link.

Whether you are scheduling an appointment or plan to just walk-in on the day of the clinic, please print out the following forms, fill them out and bring them with you to the clinic to shorten the process.  

Flu Shot Clinic Required Forms

Please also bring your insurance card and wear a face mask.

If you have questions please contact Kim Runge at

Schedule your appointment to get your flu shot now!

TODAY – Free Immunization Webinar at 7:00 p.m. CST

Please join us this evening for a Immunization Webinar 7:00 p.m.

Kaviya Murali, one of our former NIU interns will be hosting a webinar on Wed., Sept 30 at 7p. addressing information about the flu vaccine as well as other immunizations and why they are important. The Webinar Zoom link information is below. We encourage you to try to attend this informative webinar.

If you have questions about logging into the Webinar, please contact Beth Squires at



Topic: Immunization Webinar

Time: Sep 30, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 946 0064 4086

Passcode: 289417