Coaching You Up is a collaboration of USA Boxing and the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) Foundation, USA Judo, USA Curling, USA Karate, and USA Fencing.
The effort will support the offering of vaccination clinics at USA Boxing, USA Judo, USA Curling, USA Karate, and USA Fencing sanctioned events across the country from September 2023 into early 2024.
Amateur boxing fans, friends, and families are invited to meet with senior care pharmacists who will answer questions, provide recommendations and administer vaccines at selected local, regional and national sanctioned events.
All organizations are committed to serving all populations in English and Español and making good health contagious.
This unique partnership was born out of community understanding, and a recognition of each community’s unique needs. The well-being of our athlets, trainers, and the entire community is our top priority!
Our athlets, coaches, volunteers, and officials live in the same communities as our partners, the senior care pharmacists, and ASCP pharmacies.
Our goal is to promote healthy choices at a local level and ensure that each community has access to information and services they can trust.
Inspired by the many coaches and volunteers who play a critical role in the development of athletes, the senior care pharmacists take on the role of health coaches to become your guides, advocates and partners in helping you achieve your health and wellness goals.
Why Coach You Up?
The Promise of the Aging and Disability Vaccination Collaborative
When Should I Get Vaccinated?Flu vaccine: Get every year by the end of October or as soon after, every year. COVID-19 vaccine: If you have not gotten a COVID-19 vaccine since last fall, you should get one now. The vaccine has been updated to protect against newer strains of the virus. Talk with a trusted healthcare professional or pharmacist for questions about getting the updated vaccine. If you are over age 65 or are immunocompromised you may want an extra shot about 4 months after getting your last one. Resource: https://www.usaging.org/advcresources - Flu & COVID-19 Fact Sheet
Why Should I Get Vaccinated?Getting vaccinated every year is the best way to prevent serious illness from flu and COVID-19. The people most at risk for getting very sick from these diseases are over age 65 or have health conditions like asthma, diabetes, or heart and lung disease. · Learn more at cdc.gov/nip/adultimmsched/ Resource: https://www.usaging.org/advcresources - Flu & COVID-19 Fact Sheet
Are Vaccines Safe?Hundreds of millions of Americans have safely received seasonal flu and COVID-19 vaccines. Flu and COVID-19 vaccines do not cause diseases. Resource: https://www.usaging.org/advcresources - Flu & COVID-19 Fact Sheet
Do Vaccinations Cause Side Effects?Vaccines can have side effects, but most people experience only mild side effects—if any—after vaccination. The most common side effects are fever, tiredness, body aches, or redness, swelling, and tenderness where the shot was given. Mild reactions usually go away on their own within a few days. Serious or long-lasting side effects are extremely rare, and vaccine safety is continually monitored. Resource: https://www.usaging.org/advcresources - Flu & COVID-19 Fact Sheet