Current Health News

FLU SEASON is upon us:
In Indiana, for the week ending January 4, 2020, there is now widespread, moderate incidence of flu activity, slowing a bit from the previous few weeks in the "flu season".  The most prevalent strain being seen in Indiana is still Influenza A (while Influenza B is the most prevalent in several other states in the US).  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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