7668 North State Street
Lowville, NY  13367
(315)-376-9010
Sheri Schulz, RN
Sylvia Beiler, RN
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From the Health Office

What Sort of Flu Season Are We Having?
According to NYS DOH’s website, influenza was widespread within New York State during the week ending January 5, 2019.  Statewide reporting saw a 17% increase in laboratory-confirmed influenza reports over the previous week.   Influenza A (H1), Influenza A (H3) and Influenza B were confirmed in state-wide testing.  
The CDC recommends an annual flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older, as this is the first and most important step in protecting against the flu.  If you or your child haven’t received your flu vaccination yet, it’s not too late.  Flu vaccine is still available at Lewis County Public Health during their clinics every Tuesday from 9:00 am to 10:30 am and the first Wednesday of each month from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, or by appointment.  For more information or to schedule an appointment call 315-376-5453.
People who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:
Fever or feeling feverish/chills
Cough
Sore throat
Runny or stuffy nose
Muscle or body aches
Headaches
Fatigue
Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.


Attention Parents of Students Entering Kindergarten Fall 2019

The following vaccinations and doses are required for students before they enter Kindergarten: DTaP: 5, Polio: 4, MMR: 2, Hepatitis B: 3, and Varicella: 2. The Health Office staff will review all currently enrolled Pre-K students’ health records.  You will receive written notification from the Health Office regarding your child’s current immunization status and what, if any, additional immunizations they will need before they enter Kindergarten in SeptemberProof of receipt of these vaccinations will be required prior to your student entering Kindergarten this fall.

Attention Parents of 5th Graders

New York State immunization law requires that all students entering Grade 6 must have a booster immunization containing diphtheria and tetanus toxoids, and an acellular pertussis vaccine - commonly referred to as Tdap - as well as two (2) doses of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine. The Health Office staff will review all currently enrolled 5th grade students’ health records.  You will receive written notification from the Health Office regarding your child’s current immunization status and what, if any, additional immunizations they will need before they enter 6th grade in September.  Proof of receipt of these vaccinations will be required prior to your student entering Grade 6 this fall.

Attention Parents of 6th Graders

New York State immunization law requires that all students entering Grade 7 must have one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine.  The Health Office staff will review all currently enrolled 6th grade students’ health records.  You will receive written notification from the Health Office regarding your child’s current immunization status and what, if any, additional immunizations they will need before they enter 7th grade in September.  Proof of receipt of these vaccinations will be required prior to your student entering Grade 7 this fall.

Attention Parents of 11th Graders

New York State immunization law requires that all students entering grade 12 must have 2 doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (1 dose if the dose was received at 16 years of age or older).  The Health Office staff will review all currently enrolled 11th grade student’s health records.  You will receive written notification from the Health Office regarding your child’s current immunization status and what, if any, additional immunizations they will need before they enter 12th grade in September.  Proof of receipt of these vaccinations will be required prior to your student entering grade 12 this fall.

It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to obtain these immunizations either through their primary care provider or through Lewis County Public Health.  Those children who have Medicaid, Child Health Plus, are uninsured, or are underinsured MAY qualify for free vaccinePlease call Lewis County Public Health at 315-376-5453 before attending a clinic to determine whether your child is eligible to receive a free vaccine.  If your child has any private insurance, you are encouraged to have the vaccine given by your primary medical doctor where the vaccine can be billed at the time of visit.



Spring Sports Sign-Ups

Spring sport sign-ups will begin February 4, 2019 for JV and Varsity and February 18, 2019 for Modified.  Sports available for boys in the spring include: Baseball (varsity, JV, and modified), Lacrosse (varsity, JV, and modified), Golf, and Tennis.  Sports available for girls in the spring are: Softball (varsity, JV, and modified), Track (varsity and modified) and Golf.

New York State requires a health update be completed within 30 days of the start of each sport season.  This form will be completed online using the FamilyID program.  Please refer to the FamilyID information below for instructions.  JV and Varsity sign-ups will open February 4 and modified February 18.

Only students with up-to-date physicals will be allowed to begin practice.  Please complete the FamilyID online registration in a timely manner.  If a student needs a physical by the school doctor, there is only one date available before practice begins.  The date for female physicals is Wednesday, February 27 and male physicals will be Thursday, February 28.

Please contact the Health Office at (315) 376-9007 if you’d like to clarify your student’s physical examination status.
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