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Listeria Outbreak Linked to Packaged Salads Produced by Dole

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The Centers For Disease Control is currently investigating two separate Listeria outbreaks linked to packaged salads. This outbreak is linked to packaged salads produced by Dole.

Dole Packaged Lettuce

The other outbreak is linked to packaged salads produced by Fresh Express.

Packaged salads produced by Dole are sold under multiple brands, including:
*Ahold
*Dole
*Kroger
*Lidl
*Little Salad Bar
*Marketside
*Naturally Better
*Nature’s Promise
*Simply Nature

For more information about this recall, go to this link to the CDC- CLICK HERE:

COVID & Flu Vaccinations Can Be Administered At Same Time

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While this isn’t new information, there are still some people that are confused as to whether they can receive a COVID Vaccination at the same time they get an Influenza (flu) Vaccination.

To clarify, the Centers For Disease Control and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) guidance states COVID-19 vaccines can be given during the same visit with other vaccines, including flu vaccine, if the recipient is eligible for the vaccines.

Considerations for Coadministration of COVID-19 Vaccines and Other Vaccines
While there is limited data on giving COVID-19 vaccines with other vaccines, including flu vaccines, experience with giving other vaccines together has shown the way our bodies develop protection and possible side effects are generally similar when vaccines are given alone or with other vaccines.

Consider:

  • Whether the patient is behind or at risk of becoming behind on recommended vaccines.
  • Their risk of vaccine-preventable disease (e.g., during an outbreak or occupational exposures).
  • The reactogenicity profile of the vaccines (It is unknown whether reactogenicity of COVID-19 vaccine is increased with coadministration, including with other vaccines known to be more reactogenic, such as adjuvanted vaccines or live vaccines).

COVID-19 vaccine has been associated with enhanced local/injection site reactions l (e.g., pain, swelling, redness). If possible, administer COVID-19 vaccine and other reactogenic vaccines (e.g., MenB, Tdap) in different limbs. Clinical information and materials on COVID-19 vaccine products can be found here.

Fully Vaccinated Need To Be Tested (If) They Are Exposed To Positive COVID Individuals

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To say the least, there has been some confusion with people concerning the use of proper protocol concerning COVID-19, even among the fully vaccinated.

The Centers for Disease Control says even for those who are fully vaccinated, there is a need to be tested (if) they come into “close contact” with someone who tests positive for COVID. The definition of close contact is “being within 6 feet of the infected person for at least 15 minutes (total) over a 24 hour period.”

If this did occur, you should wear a mask for 14 days and be tested between days 3-5 following your exposure and continue to wear a mask until you receive a negative test. If you test positive, you should isolate for 10 days.

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