Health News from the Vermont Department of Health
Here is some good information regarding youth and sexually transmitted infections and the HPV vaccine.
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School Health Information
BFA FAIRFAX SCHOOL HEALTH INFORMATION
Help Families with Increased Food Costs During the Summer
With summer approaching, parents are beginning to stock up on foods their children will eat while not in school. If you’re wondering how you’ll feed your growing kids good food all summer, think about 3SquaresVT, which helps Vermont families on tight budgets put three healthy meals a day on the table. Many communities also have summer meal programs that serve free food to kids. To find out more about 3SquaresVT or a summer meal program near you, dial 2-1-1 or visit www.vermontfoodhelp.com.
Immunization Information for Kindergarten Students
Hello to our In-coming Kindergarten Parents/Guardians!
As you prepare for enrolling your child into Kindergarten please think about their immunization requirements. Vermont State Law requires all children to be immunized prior to entering Kindergarten. All children should have had by school entry the following vaccinations:
5 Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP) Vaccinations
4 Polio (IPV) Vaccinations
2 Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) Vaccinations
2 Varicella (chicken pox) Vaccinations
3 Hepatitis B Vaccinations
Please feel free to email or call me with questions, firstname.lastname@example.org or
Amy Black, Elementary School Nurse
Health Department Resources
Following are some helpful health department resources and links:
Health Department Website:
State Immunization SIte where you will find immunization information and aggregate immunization data related to your child's school.
Vermont Health Connect is a useful site to help you gather information regarding VT Health Connect, which provides low cost or free health insurance.
MS/HS Immunization Information
Attention 7th Grader Parents:
Being immunized at check-ups with your health care provider helps to keep your children healthy, and protects our community. Vermont's immunization regulation requires all 7th grade students to have a Tdap booster and a second dose of Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine before entering 7th grade. You can mail, email, or fax a copy of the immunization record to Andrea Vadnais, BFA Fairfax, 75 Hunt Street or fax # 802-849-2611.
If you have any questions you can email me at email@example.com
Have a fun, healthy and safe summer!
Forms & Resources
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