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Pedestrian Safety Month: Stop, Look, Listen

Original sources: http://www.teacherplanet.com/pages/downloadable-safety-lesson-plans-100 http://www.teacherplanet.com/pages/traffic-signs http://www.teacherplanet.com/pages/color-signs https://www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov/get-materials/pedestrian-safety/everyone-pedestrian Whether it be in a parking lot, crosswalk, or on a road, everyone is a pedestrian. In 2016, there were 5,987 pedestrians killed in traffic crashes in the United States [a 9% increase from 2015], which equates to a death every 1.5 hours. Pedestrian safety is crucial to know […]

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What you should know about hand, foot, and mouth

Original source: https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/hand-foot-and-mouth-disease-is-all-over-the-news-heres-what-you-should-know/ar-BBLSOY9 A viral infection known as hand, foot, and mouth disease is in the news this month, as doctors in several states have reported an increase in cases. And while children are more likely to catch and pass along this illness, adults can and do get sick from it as well. In fact, two Major League […]

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What are the 12th grade school immunization requirements?

Original source: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/programs/immunizations/Pages/School-FAQ.aspx What are the 12th grade school immunization requirements? One dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV) on the first day of 12th grade. If one dose was given at 16 years of age or older, that shall count as the 12th grade dose.

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What are the seventh grade school immunization requirements?

Original source: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/programs/immunizations/Pages/School-FAQ.aspx What are the seventh grade school immunization requirements? one dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) on the first day of seventh grade one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV) on the first day of seventh grade Note: If a child gains entrance to school in any succeeding year, the same immunizations are […]

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What are the all grade school immunization requirements?

Original source: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/programs/immunizations/Pages/School-FAQ.aspx What are the all grade school immunization requirements? four doses of tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis (one dose on or after the fourth birthday) * four doses of polio (fourth dose on or after fourth birthday and at least six months after previous dose given) ** two doses of measles, mumps, rubella *** […]

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School Immunization Frequently Asked Questions

Original source: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/programs/immunizations/Pages/School.aspx​ Vaccinations are required for children to attend school in Pennsylvania. The new regulations took effect at the start of the 2017/18 school year. Where can I find the new school regulations? The school regulations were posted online in the PA BulletinOpens In A New Window, March 4, 2017. When do the new school regulations become effective? […]

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The Adult Vaccine Quiz

Original source: https://www2.cdc.gov/nip/adultimmsched/ Through National Immunization Awareness Month, the CDC is teaming with other agencies, such as the AARC, to help promote and educate patients on the importance of vaccinations. The CDC even prepared an online tool to help individuals know what vaccines they may need. Instructions: 1.  Click here to take the adult vaccine quiz. 2.  Get […]

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6 Reasons to Get HPV Vaccine for Your Child

Original source: https://www.cdc.gov/hpv/infographics/vacc-six-reasons.html and https://www.cdc.gov/hpv/hcp/hpv-important/infographic-hpv-screening-508.pdf CDC recommends two doses of HPV vaccination at ages 11-12 to protect against cancers caused by HPV infections. See six important reasons to get HPV vaccine for your child, and talk to your child’s doctor or nurse about HPV cancer prevention at ages 11-12.  

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