UPDATE: COVID VACCINE LOCATIONS
A couple other ways and places to schedule (and feedback from patients has been better with these locations!)
You can put in your zip code and will get you to the closest Safeway that offers the vaccine.
SAN RAMON FD: https://www.firedepartment.org/.../Compo.../News/News/240/17
Hope this helps!
1/15/2020: Registration Instructions to Receive the Vaccine
To our knowledge, at this point, there are 3 ways to get the vaccine.
First, through Kaiser if you are a patient with Kaiser insurance.
Second, through John Muir Health. Per a email blast from John Muir Health, if you have a John Muir Health account, they will contact you in a 'variety of ways including MyChart messages, email, text messages and phone calls.' They are going to start with patients 75 years and older and then work their way down.
Third, through Contra Costa County Health Services, which is how employees from SRVPT scheduled their vaccinations. Many of us have already had the first shot and most of us will have had it by the end of next week!
For those residents 65 and older please click below to register to get the vaccine from Contra Costa County Public Health website. After you complete the online registration form the county will determine if you qualify for the vaccine and send you an invitation to make an appointment.
The CDC has a lot of great resources about the vaccine as well as the Contra Costa County Health Services page. Certainly, consult with your doctor if you have any questions.
Registration Instructions to Receive the Vaccine
SRVPT COVID Vaccinations
There are many uses for the foam roll; from soft tissue release techniques, to stretching, and even taking up space in the corner of a room!
Dust off your foam roll, lay on it, any try this easy and effective neck stretch...especially after a long day.
First: lay on the foam roll with your head, neck, AND butt, all fitting on the foam roll. The short rollers will not work for this exercise.
Second: When turning your head to the right, first slide your head slightly off to the left side. This keeps the integrity of your neck bio mechanics when going through the stretch. Not doing this step would allow for your head to roll off to the right of the foam roll, making it a pointless exercise.
Third: Rotate your head, pivoting off of the foam roll, angling your nose to the ground. As you can tell, there is a straight line through the top of my head, down my spine, though the middle of my body.
Hold this position 3-5 seconds and perform 5-10x each side. This is a big stretch targeting the upper half of the neck.
Hope you enjoy! Let me know if you have any questions.
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