Back-to-school COVID-19 shots for Montana teens | Health & Fitness

Summer time is fun time: Kids are out of school, sunshine abounds, and we are all thinking about vacation. Another V-word parents and teens should be thinking about is vaccine, especially the COVID-19 vaccine.

Teens are less severely infected by the COVID-19 virus, so many parents think COVID-19 vaccines are not needed in this age group. While children and teens are less likely to become seriously ill or require hospitalization, one-third of all children under age 18 who are hospitalized for COVID19, end up in ICU.

Washing hands, wearing a mask, social distancing and the COVID-19 vaccine reduce the risk

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Cyclist’s Olympic Dream Becomes $200,000 Medical Bill Nightmare After Bike Crash : Shots

Phil Gaimon was racing for a spot in the Olympics when he crashed with a fellow cyclist. He sailed over the handlebars and hit the ground hard. The result: a fractured collarbone, five broken ribs, a partially collapsed lung, a broken shoulder blade and huge medical bills.

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Phil Gaimon was racing for a spot in the Olympics when he crashed with a fellow cyclist. He sailed over the handlebars and hit the ground hard. The result: a fractured collarbone, five broken ribs, a partially collapsed lung, a broken shoulder blade

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