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Choosing Safer Activities

April 30, 2021
  • If you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing many things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic. 
  • When choosing safer activities, consider how COVID-19 is spreading in your community, the number of people participating in the activity, and the location of the activity. 
  • Outdoor visits and activities are safer than indoor activities, and fully vaccinated people can participate in some indoor events safely, without much risk. 
  • If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, find a vaccine

Have You Been Fully Vaccinated?

April 23, 2021

In general, people are considered fully vaccinated: ± 

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine 

If you don’t meet these requirements, regardless of your age, you are NOT fully vaccinated. Keep taking all precautions until you are fully vaccinated. 

If you have a condition or are taking medications that weaken your immune system, you may NOT be fully protected even if you are fully vaccinated. Talk to your healthcare provider. Even after vaccination, you may need to continue taking all precautions. To learn what ways to protect yourself and others click here: 

How Do I Find a COVID-19 Vaccine?

April 16, 2021

There are several ways you can look for vaccination providers near you. 

  • Visit to find vaccination providers near you. In some states, information may be limited while more vaccination providers and pharmacies are being added. Learn more about COVID-19 Vaccination Locations on
  • Text your zip code to 438829 or call 1-800-232-0233 to find vaccine locations near you. 
  • Check your local pharmacy’s website to see if vaccination appointments are available. Find out which pharmacies are participating in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program
  • Contact your state health department to find additional vaccination locations in the area. 
  • Check your local news outlets. They may have information on how to get a vaccination appointment. 

Success Story: Larry Leedy

April 12, 2021

Larry Leedy arrived at Carter Nursing & Rehabilitation Center with a new amputation of his right leg. He was independent prior to coming to Carter.

He has worked very hard with therapy to regain his independence. He has overcome so many multiple medical complications prior to admission at carter.

After he recovered, he was able to regain his strength by sitting up on the edge of the bed without support.

Our therapy team worked with Larry to build on that success. Now after working with therapy he is:

  • Walking with a walker
  • Gaining more endurance, strength every day
  • Preparing to soon return home with supportive services

We admire his perseverance and are grateful to be part of his journey!

Success Story: Dorothy Corder

April 12, 2021

Dorothy Corder was independent and living at home with her husband prior to making her way to Carter. A few falls at home resulted in hospitalization and the need for skilled therapy services at Carter Nursing and Rehab.

Ms. Corder was experiencing extreme pain and weakness that prevented her from being unable to care for herself. Her goal was to return home to her husband.

After a month of therapy, Ms.· Corder has regained most of her strength back, the ability to ambulate with a walker, and complete many of her daily activities.

She said her participation in therapy will allow her to reach her goal of returning home to her husband.

Dorothy, we are so glad to be on this journey with you!

Myths and Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines

April 9, 2021

Now that there are authorized and recommended COVID-19 vaccines in the United States, accurate vaccine information is critical and can help stop common myths and rumors. Read about some common myths here: 

How do I know which COVID-19 vaccine information are accurate? 

It can be difficult to know which sources of information you can trust. Before considering vaccine information on the Internet, check that the information comes from a credible source and is updated on a regular basis. Learn more about finding credible vaccine information.  

What are the most common side effects after getting a covid-19 vaccine?

April 2, 2021

After getting vaccinated, you might have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. Common side effects are pain, redness, and swelling in the arm where you received the shot, as well as tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, fever, and nausea throughout the rest of the body. These side effects could affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. Learn more about what to expect after getting a COVID-19 vaccine.