7668 North State Street
Lowville, NY 13367
Sheri Schulz, RN
Sylvia Beiler, RN
Health Office News
Fall Sports Physicals
The Health Office will be offering physicals for fall sports over the summer on July 30th at 9am. Please notify the health office at 376-9007, by July 23rd if your child would like to be put on the schedule. As always, your child can go to their primary care provider for a physical, if preferred.
Reminder: Athletes must be signed up on Family ID before they will be allowed to practice. If you have any questions, please call the Health Office at 315-376-9007.
If your child is planning to get a summer job, they will need to have an up-to-date physical on file in the Health Office to obtain working papers.
Summer Camp And
Please contact the Health Office if your child is planning to attend a summer camp or will be enrolling in college and you anticipate needing a copy of his/her immunization record or their most recent physical exam. We are happy to provide copies of these records.
Pick Up Medications
Parents/guardians are reminded to pick up any unused medication that your child has in the Health Office no later than Tuesday, June 25 at 4:00 p.m. Reminder letters and blank copies for next year’s medication orders, emergency action plans, etc. will also be sent home. Unclaimed medications will be discarded at the end of the school year. If you have any questions, please contact the Health Office at 315-376-9007.
College and Recommended Vaccines
After much preparation and anticipation, college is an exciting time and a big step. Congratulations on this next phase in your growth and independence. With so much to do, checking to see which vaccines are required by your college is one step you do not want to miss. Each individual state has its own requirements for vaccinations. This information can be found at http://www.immunize.org/laws/.
Your parents have protected you along the way with car seats, bike helmets and routine medical appointments, as well as vaccines to prevent devastating illnesses. Now it is up to you to be informed about ways you can continue to protect yourself and those you love by getting the CDC recommended vaccines that are continually studied and proven to prevent disease and the burdens (missed school or work) associated with illnesses.
MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella), Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), Meningitis, HPV (human papillomavirus) and yearly Seasonal Flu are all recommended vaccines for college students. With recent measles outbreaks it is important to be sure you have your MMR vaccine. Meningitis is an infection of the lining of the brain and spinal cord that can be deadly and spreads quickly. Tdap not only protects against tetanus, should you have an injury, but also offers protection from diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough). HPV vaccine is cancer prevention. The human papillomavirus lives in 80% of the population at some time in their lifetime and is known to cause cervical, esophageal and anal cancer as well as genital warts. Influenza is highly contagious and varies each year with different strains so getting vaccinated yearly gives you the best protection.
Call Lewis County Public Health at 315-376-5453 for questions and to check on what vaccines you may need.
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