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JUNE - AUGUST 2014


 

NEW VACCINE REQUIREMENTS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

The State of Georgia has issued new vaccine requirements for entrance into the 6th grade. All students must be vaccinated with adolescent DPT vaccine (Adacel) and meningiococcal vaccine (Menactra). All current 5th graders need to be vaccinated as soon as possible after their 11th birthday for entry into middle school.

All current 6th graders who have not been vaccinated need to receive these two vaccines before entering 7th grade.

   

VACCINE UPDATE (MENACTRA AND GARDASIL)

The CDC has now recommended that a booster for meningococcal meningitis vaccine (Menactra or Menevo) be given between 16 – 18 years old.  Currently most adolescents receive their first dose at the 11 year old health check.  Please call the office to see if your child is up to date.

Gardasil (Human Papillomavirus) has now been recommended for boys 11- 26 years of age.  This vaccine in addition to preventing cervical and vaginal cancer in females will prevent the occurrence of genital warts in males.  Also recent evidence has come to light that this vaccine will be useful in preventing certain types of head and neck cancer in adults (HPV is the cause of some head and neck cancers). Call the office for information.

 

   

ADHD RECHECK EXAMINATIONS

A reminder that ADHD medicine rechecks are due every 3-4 months. In order for your child to be able to continue on medication, you must have these rechecks done as required by your health care provider.

 

   

ANNUAL PHYSICAL EXAMINATION

The next 2-3 months is the time to schedule your child’s annual health check physicals. This annual physical also serves as a sports physical for those that will need them during the school year. Don’t wait until the last minute. Call the office now to schedule.

Those students going into the 7th grade who did not have their 11 year old shots before entering the 6th grade will need those 2 shots (meningiococcal vaccine and adolescent DPT) before they are allowed to enter 7th grade. Call the office for an appointment.

 

   

HOLIDAY OFFICE HOURS

FOURTH OF JULY

Friday, July 4th - Both Offices Closed
Saturday, July 5th - Both Offices Closed

LABOR DAY

Saturday, August 30th – Both Offices Closed
Monday, September 1st – Both Offices Closed