Current Health News

IMMUNIZATON 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 next 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.

INFLUENZA:
As of the week ending March 16, 2019, there continues to be widespread, high influenza activity in the state of Indiana.  The prevalent strain seen early this flu-season was Influenza A: (A/H1N1), but in the last few weeks in Indiana, an additional strain has been circulating (A/H3N2).  Health Care Providers are still encouraging people to get their Flu Shot if they haven't already done so.   --CDC Weekly U S Influenza Surveillance

APRIL is Autism Awareness Month.  Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism affects an estimated 1 in 59 children in the United States today.        --www.autismspeaks.org