Current Health News

SEASONAL FLU SEASON continues:
In Indiana, for the week ending February 29, 2020, the incidence of seasonal flu stayed nearly the same from the previous week: now widespread, high incidence of flu activity.  The most prevalent strain being seen in Indiana is Influenza A, which is a switch back from the last few weeks where Influenza B was mainly being seen.  Early in the flu season, Indiana saw mostly Influenza A while other states were seeing Influenza B.  A reminder that good handwashing is one of the best defenses against not only the flu, but other illnesses.     --Information from ISDH Weekly Influenza Surveillance Report

IMMUNIZATION INFORMATION:  UPDATES FOR 2019-20:

For the 2019-20 school year, 2 doses of Hepatitis A vaccine will be a requirement for     K through 7, and 12th grades.  Again for this school year, a booster dose of Meningococcal (MCV4) vaccine is required for 12th graders unless their 1st dose was given on or after the 16th birthday.  Vaccination against HPV and Meningococcal B are both recommended (NOT REQUIRED) for students in 12th grade.  See the information on Meningococcal Disease below and the list of required immunizations for all grade levels by clicking on the "Immunization Requirements" link to the left  <-----


MENINGOCOCCAL DISEASE AND VACCINE INFORMATION:  

The State of Indiana requires that information regarding Meningococcal Disease and Vaccine be made available for parents of Indiana school-aged children at the beginning of each school year:  CLICK HERE to link to this information.         
Information on other teen vaccines, including HPV and Tdap,  (6 - 12th grades),  is provided at the following link:  TEEN VACCINES

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