User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


76° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Education

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Back-To-School Immunizations

July 29, 2014, 3:45 PM by Kathleen Serie

Back-To-School Immunizations
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

The start of the school year is quickly approaching, and purchasing school supplies isn’t the only thing parents need to do before the first day of classes.

South Dakota Epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger is recommending parents check the immunizations of pre-teens and college freshmen before the school year gets underway. He says these age groups are at high risk for meningococcal disease, as well as pertussis, also known as whooping cough.

The meningococcal vaccine is available from family health care providers and campus student health centers. The state Department of Health provides it for those 11-18 years of age who are eligible for the federal Vaccines for Children Program (Medicaid eligible, Native American or Alaskan Native, uninsured or underinsured).

The Department of Health also provides the childhood series of the pertussis vaccine, as well as the booster dose free for 11 to 12 year olds.

You can find a vaccine provider or learn more about meningitis or whooping cough on the SD Department of Health website.

Be sure to check out our special "Back To School" page on KELOLAND.com for everything you need to know about supply lists and start dates. Click on the link at the top of our homepage and you're there.

 

Previous Story

Next Story




Sponsored

 


View education

You may also like

Federal Agency Finds Ventilation Issues At USD Building

7/29/2015 3:04 PM

A review of conditions in Noteboom Hall at the University of South Dakota found the building's ventilation system is inadequate.

Full Story
Teacher's Aide Creates Program To Help Students With Math And Reading

7/28/2015 5:08 PM

While some children are taking a break from class this summer, students in Alcester-Hudson are cracking books.  A summer program is keeping minds...

Full Story | Watch
Smart Phones & Back To School Shopping

8/3/2015 2:41 PM

ShopperTrak compiled a handful of recent surveys and found some interesting trends.  Researchers found 63 percent of us use our phones to check p...

Full Story
Supplies Back On Shelves For Back-To-School Shopping

8/3/2015 7:52 AM

It's the first thing you'll see when you walk into Lewis Drug on South Louise Avenue: Store shelves packed with school supplies.

Full Story | Watch


Events