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MARCH - MAY 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.

 

   

HOLIDAY OFFICE HOURS

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Friday, April 18th - Both Offices Close at Noon
Saturday, April 19th - Offices Closed

MEMORIAL DAY

Saturday, May 24th – Office Closed
Monday, April 26th – Both Offices Closed