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December 6, 1979

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THE TUSKEGEE NEWS Thursday, December 6, 1979 PAGE 7 By W. R. PACK Public Health Administrator The health department has recenlly completed the Sch,.,l Immunizati.n Sum- mary fl,r l he 1979-80 sch~,l year. The summary revealed l hal 96.4 per cent (4 all the children ent ering kindergar- ten and fwst grades in Macon County f.r the current sch,.,l year have received their basic immuni- zali.ns agains! poll., meas- les, mumps, rubella (German measles), dipt hteria, tetanus (I~kjaw), and pertussis {Wh,,,ping cough). An iramunizati.n summa- ry is made at the beginning .f each scht.,l yea~ Io delermine the level .f immunizati.n chil- dren entering kindergarten and firsl grades in I he public and private sch,.,l systems in the county. Name of School IMMUNIZATION - SCHOOL SUMMARY Chisholm Elementary - Headstart Chisholm Elementary - Kindergarten Chisholm Elementary - First Grade D. C. Wolfe High (A) - Headstart D. C. Wolfe High - Kindergarten D. C. Wolfe High - First Grade D. C. Wolfe Elementary (B) - Headstart Lewis Adams - Kindergarten Lewis Adams - First Grade *Macon Academy - Kindergarten *Macon Academy - First Grade Notasulga Block - Headstart Notasulga High - First Grade Russell Nursery & Montessorl - Kindergartens *Saint Joseph - Kindergarten *Salnt Joseph - First Grade South Macon - Headstart South Macon - Kindergarten South Macon - First Grade *Tuskegee Lab. and Learning Center - Kindergarten *Tuskegee Lab. and Learning Center - First Grade Tuskegee Public - Kindergarten Tuskegee Public - First Grade k*Tuskegee Child Day Care Center Washington Public - Headstart Washington Public - Kindergarten Washington Public - First Grade The heahh department inlensified its immunizati.n Totals eff.rls during Ihe 1974-75 st?tool year, when an I immunizati, m survey re- I vealed lhat only 56.5 per *Private Schools ~em .f all children entering ~**Includes 4 Day Care Centers kindergarlen and first grade t had adequat e immuniza- In recent years through- ,,tit Ihe nati.n, Ihe percen- rage ,,f children immunized againsl vaccine-preventable ~ildh,,c.d diseases has been The maj.r reason ts that people lhink i!~ese diseases are part of I!ie pasl. As a resull, all ,4 ~!te childh,.~l diseases still s~rike. Heah h -fficials warn i~al unless more y-ung ~ildren are immunized, 1979-80 Wide-spread epidemics such as polio, measles, rubella, tic., o,uld lake place once again. Epidemics musl n,,t be allowed I,, strike again and "-:~B,~an be prevenled, because r. ~!~munizali,,ns are available pr-tec every child fr.m dangerous childh,. i ,~9iseases. However, ,he "/ Vailable vaccines cann,,t ..4m[k.I ecl a single child if I hey n,,, used. "~BkMany children are n,,l ~Jm'amunized ~uhlil *hey are ~ady l,, sl am sch,.,i. This is ~ tinnecessary risk because ~. leaves ihe children ~Ceplible t~, disease at a ~i~e when they are m