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Bossier Parish Nutritional Nuggets

Health and Wellness

**Required Immunizations Notice**

 

Attention Parents of students entering Carrie Martin Elementary and LNT@PD 6th grade (and/or who will be 11 years old and older) in the 2016-2017 School Year:

 

You must present a current State of Louisiana Universal Certificate of Immunization when registering your child for school.

 

For students UNDER the age of 4 years:

4 DTaP (diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis vaccine)

3 IPV/OPV (polio vaccine)

1 MMR (measles/mumps/rubella vaccine) after 1st birthday

3 HBV (hepatitis B vaccine) with 2nd dose at least 1 month after 1st dose, and 3rd dose at least 4

months after 1st dose.

1 Varicella (chickenpox) after 1st birthday

 

For students age 4 years or OLDER:

4 or more DTaP (diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis vaccine) with last one on or after 4th birthday

3 or more IPV/OPV (polio vaccine) with last one on or after 4th birthday

2 MMR (measles/mumps/rubella vaccine) after 1st birthday

3 HBV (hepatitis B vaccine) with 2nd dose at least 1 month after 1st dose, and 3rd dose at least 4

months after 1st dose.

2 Varicella (chickenpox) after 1st birthday

 

Students who are age 11 or OLDER:

Will require all vaccines as required for 4 years and older, PLUS:

1 TdaP(Adult tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis vaccine) on or after 11th birthday

1 MCV (meningococcal vaccine) on or after 11th birthday

 

Please check with your child’s doctor or the Bossier Parish Health Unit prior to beginning of school year to ensure your child is up-to-date.  

A Note to Parents:  Flu Shot May Offer Less Protection This Winter, CDC

This flu season could be worse than usual, due to an aggressive, mutated strain of influenza virus.  The flu can be even more dangerous for young children.  If your child or family member develops flu symptoms, even if he or she has gotten the flu shot this year, seek medical attention.

 

Is it just a Cold or is it the Flu?

Check your Flu F.A.C.T.S

F---Fever

A---Aches

C---Chills

T---Tiredness

S---Sudden Onset

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Staying Healthy at Home

Means Being Healthy at School!

Learn how with fun facts, tips, and even new recipe and physical activity suggestions at

ChooseMyPlate.gov or just click on the plate below.

 

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