It’s finally here….the dog days of summer. Late nights and sleeping in. Fireflies, cookouts where we using those scary slicing knifes, camping, sailing. And lots of swimming and hiking. I hope you all have an eventful summer, filled with great activities and wonderful memories!
Here are a few good reminders to stay safe and healthy:
- Use sunscreen and reapply as directed.
- Apply insect repellent ON TOP of the sunscreen.
- Do DAILY tick checks.
- Be aware of drowning….sadly, it has become more prevalent. Know what to look for!
Also, please be aware that a philosophical exemption from immunizations is no longer accepted in the state of Vermont. A Medical Exemption needs to be signed by the student’s health care practitioner. A Religious Exemption must be signed by a parent annually, after reading a parent education handout. Gail and I have all of these forms. If you have been immunizing your child on an alternative or delayed schedule, please read the following: http://healthvermont.gov/hc/imm/documents/FAQforMedicalPractices.pdf
Here is a “catch-up” schedule:http://healthvermont.gov/hc/imm/imm_sched_catchup_cdc.aspx
As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.