Immunizations are one of the most effective and cost efficient ways to prevent disease. For every dollar spent on immunizations, you can save as much as $29.00 in direct and indirect health cost. Vaccine-preventable disease has declined by over 99% since the introduction of vaccines.
Now that the summer is almost over and time to go back to school is fast approaching here are some back to school tips.
School Immunization Requirements - Each state has their own laws and requirements. Make sure your child has their immunizations that are required for school so they don't miss any school days.Check out the Nebraska Law about School Immunizations
Backpack Safety - per the American Academy of Pediatrics * Choose a backpack with wide, padded shoulder straps and a padded back.
* Pack light. Organize the backpack to use all of its compartments. Pack heavier items closest
to the center of the back. The backpack should never weigh more than 10 to 20
Car Safety - per the American Academy of Pediatrics * All passengers should wear a seat belt and/or an age- and size-appropriate
car safety seat or booster seat.* Remember that many crashes occur while novice teen drivers are going to and from school.
You should limit the number of teen passengers to prevent driver distraction.
Do not allow your teen to drive while eating, drinking or talking on a cell phone.
Bike Safety - per the American Academy of Pediatrics * Always wear a bicycle helmet, no matter how short or long the ride.
* Ride on the right, in the same direction as auto traffic.
* Use appropriate hand signals. Walking to School - per the American Academy of Pediatrics * Make sure your child's walk to a school is a safe route with well-trained adult crossing guards at every intersection. * If possible walk with a friend and remember don't take rides from strangers. * Bright colored clothing will make your child more visible to drivers.
Other Back to School Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics:
Health Director Job The Southeast District Health Department seeks an experienced, dynamic and innovative public health leader for the position of Health Director. The Health Director provides leadership and vision for the department and community to meet public health needs, implement policies of the Board, communicate and coordinate with various community organizations, and oversee all aspects of SEDHD operations.
The ideal candidate will have a Masters in Public Health and extensive experience leading a comprehensive public health agency with complex program and funding considerations. Knowledge of budgeting and grant management a must for consideration. Education in a closely related field and/or a combination of education and prior management and public health experience will also be considered. We are seeking the best candidate that can display the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the essential functions of this position.
The position is located in Auburn, NE but serves the counties of Johnson, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee and Richardson Counties in Southeast Nebraska. The full job description is listed at www.sedhd.org. Wages will be commensurate of experience and education. Send resume and cover letter to SEDHD, Attn: Sue Anderson or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Resumes must be post-marked by September 15, 2014 to be considered.
Tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms. Spawned from powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes can cause fatalities and devastate a neighborhood in seconds. A tornado appears as a rotating, funnel-shaped cloud that extends from a thunderstorm to the ground with whirling winds that can reach 300 miles per hour. Damage paths can be in excess of one mile wide and 50 miles long. Nebraska is at great risk from this hazard. Some tornadoes are clearly visible, while rain or nearby low-hanging clouds obscure others. Occasionally, tornadoes develop so rapidly that little, if any, advance warning is possible.
For more information about tornades go to Ready.gov
West Nile Virus
West Nile Virus is transmitted through mosquito bites.
Some birds carry the virus however, they cannot transmit it to humans. Report all dead birds to the Health Department.
The virus cannot be spread from human to human. However, a pregnant woman can transmit it to her unborn child.
Symptoms of West Nile Virus may be mild to severe.
Mild symptoms may include: fever, headache, body aches, rash, or swollen glands.
Severe symptoms include: high fever, severe headache, stiff neck, muscle weakness, confusion, tremors, convulsions, paralysis, or coma.
If you have these symptoms contact your doctor.
Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water. Eliminate all sources of standing water.
Keep mosquitoes off of you. Avoid being outside at dusk, dawn, and other times of heavy mosquito activity.
Wear long sleeves, long pants, and socks. Light colored clothing is best.
Keep door and window screens in good repair.
Wear insect repellant with DEET(35-50% for adults, 10% or less for children. Do not use for children under 2yrs.)
Southeast District Health Department will be collecting birds for testing for West Nile Virus. If you find a dead bird, call the health department for further instructions for collecting the bird and pick up.
Phone (402) 274-3993
Toll Free: 877-777-0424
Looking for a place to get rid of your used insulin needles?
1) Put them in an empty container like milk, coffee or laundry detergent containers.
2) Put the lid on tight
3) Put tape over the lid and down the side of the container
4) Mark with black marker on the outside of the container in big letter"NEEDLES"
5) Put the container BESIDE your trash on your trash pickup day. Do NOT put it in your trash. Your trash men will pick it up.
Mailing Address: 2511 Schneider Ave Auburn NE 68305
Toll Free: 877-777-0424
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