A close up of two vials of the COVID vaccine.

Is the COVID Vaccine Safe & Are There Side Effects?

Julie Weber Trending Topics

2020 turned into a year full of uncertainty and unsettling changes as the pandemic raced across the globe. Now, in 2021, the hope of overcoming this pandemic is in sight as multiple COVID-19 vaccines begin rolling out to our communities. But, are the COVID-19 vaccines safe, and how do they work? Read more to find out!

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Antivirals for Flu Season!

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It is important to be educated on what the flu is, how it affects you, and what treatment is available. The Missouri Poison Center is here to make sure this flu season you and your family stay protected and informed!

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Back to School Poison Safety

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Did you know parents are estimated to spend over $600 per student on back to school shopping? Don’t add unnecessary medical expenses to that list. Keep your kids safe with these helpful back to school poison safety tips!

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Safe Travels! General Vacation Safety

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Vacations are a great time to have fun with family, but don’t forget to practice safety first! Are you traveling to the beach? Maybe you have plans to camp or visit the Southwest? No matter where you are headed, check out our best tips for summer traveling.

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Springtime Poison Concerns

Julie Weber Notices

We made it through winter! Soon plants will be starting to bloom, mushrooms will pop up, the grass will need to be mowed, and trees will be getting their leaves. What a great season! Believe it or not, snakes will also be waking up soon. Here are some quick tips …

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Top 5 Winter Toxins

Julie Weber Notices

A drop in temperature means a spike in exposures to winter toxins. There are all kinds of chemicals commonly used to help manage the cold and ice. Remember to store them up and out of sight of children and keep them in their original containers. If your child or someone …

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Winter Plant Safety

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The garden may not be producing, but that doesn’t mean all plants are gone. Here are some tips for common plants and berries around the house this season. A variety of winter plants can pose a risk to children. Most often, children do no swallow enough to cause serious symptoms, …

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Cold & Flu Season Safety

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As the temperature starts to decrease outside, cold and flu season starts to increase. Wellness throughout the season starts with prevention. If you or a loved one does catch an illness, remember to use medications as directed. COLD AND FLU PREVENTION TIPS Stay home if you are not feeling well. …

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Back to School Safety

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School is back in session! This is an exciting time of year for kids and a great time to remind everyone about the importance of poison prevention. There are many ways to be poison safe at home and at school during this time of year. Read more for a quick …

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