New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 7, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald-Zeitung □ Thursday August 7, 1997 □ 5A
epartment outlines immunization requirements
The Texas Department of Health reminds people that children enrolling in public or private school or in licensed, certified or registered child-care facilities must be up-to-date on their immunizations.
The Texas Board of Health approved several changes in the ages at which vaccines are required and two changes in the types of vaccines used to satisfy requirements.
Immunization requirements for children ages 5 and 6 include:
• Three doses of polio vaccine, including one received after the fourth birthday.
• Four doses of DTP/DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis/diphtheria, tetanus, accellular pertussis), including one received after the fourth birthday. Proof of pertussis
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Anna Lee Hicks won an oil painting at a drawing conducted a Kyler’s Kustom Komers, 166 South Comal, on Monday.
New Braunfels Main Street Director Lynn Fountain drew Hicks* winning entry.
The original oil painting, valued at $500, was painted by artist Sally Minter.
vaccination is not required for children 5 and older.
• One dose MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) received after the first birthday.
• Two doses of measles vaccine for children bom on or after Sept. 2,1^91.
Immunization requirements for children 7 and older are:
• Three doses polio vaccine, including one received after the fourth birthday. Polio vaccine is not required for students 18 years and older.
• Three doses DTP/DTaP vaccine, including one received after the fourth birthday and one dose within the last IO years.
• One dose MMR vaccine received after the first birthday.
• Within 30 days of their 12th birthday, children bom between Sept. I, 1978, and Sept. I, 1991, must show proof of having received two doses of measles vaccine.
Following are age-specific immunization requirements for children in licensed, certified or registered child-care facilities.
Immunization requirements for children younger than two months:
• No vaccines required.
Immunizations requirements for children
two or three months old:
• One dose each polio vaccine, DTP/DTaP and Hib (Haemophilus influenza type b).
Immunization requirements for childjen four or five months old:
• Two doses each of polio vaccine,
DTP/DTaP and Hib vaccine.
Immunization requirements for children 6 through 11 months old:
Two doses polio, two doses Hib and three doses DTP/DTaP vaccine.
Immunization requirements for children 15 months through 4 years old:
• One dose MMR vaccine received after the first birthday.
• One dose Hib vaccine received after 15 months of age, unless a primary series and booster have been completed.
• Three doses polio vaccine.
• Four doses DTP/DTaP.
All immunizations should be completed by the first date of attendance. State law gives local school districts and child-care facilities
the option of allowing children to attend if at least one immunization in each series has been received. However, the remaining required immunizations must be received as soon as medically feasible.
According to the revised requirements, the DTaP vaccine will satisfy the DTP vaccine requirements, and OPV and IPV can be used interchangeably to satisfy polio vaccine requirements at all ages. The new requirements reflect recent recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
Children may have other vaccines such as varicella (chickenpox^ or additional doses of required vaccines.
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New Braunfels Independent School District Special Education Department will conduct early childhood screening for the Program for Preschool Children with Disabilities on Aug. 27 and 28.
The PPCD screenings are a free public service provided to examine children ages 3 to 6, who reside in NBISD and are suspected of having vision, hearing, medical, speech/language or fine and/or gross motor difficulties. If difficulties are discovered, further evaluation will be offered to determine if the child is eligible to recei ve special education services.
To schedule a screening, contact die Special Education Department at the Education Center, 430 W. Mill St., by telephoning (830) 620-6200 by Aug. 15.
Home schoolers register for cooperative Friday
At IO a.m. Friday there will be a time of orientation for families interested in participating in cooperative learning and teaching classes for home schooling families.
The San Marcos Christian Home Educators Cooperative is open to new members.
Fifty to 60 families from San Marcos and surrounding areas (including New Braunfels, Canyon Lake, Marion, Martindale and more) meet each Monday morning to teach children in a cooperative fashion.
Those interested in learning more about this co-op should send a self-addressed, legal-sized envelope to: Mary Ellen Autry, 106 Pine Oak Drive, Buda, TX 78610.
For information concerning this co-op call (local home schoolers): Kathy Ford at 609-3385, Lynette LeDoux at 606-1337 or Cheryl Patten at 625-6195.
The deadline to sign up for this coop is Friday.
Class signup is Aug. 18 and the beginning of the 11-week semester is Sept. 5.
Nursing exam deadline approaches
Herald-Zertung photo by Michael Oar nail
Jody Palmer of tho United States Geological Survey in Austin tests water of the Panther Canyon spring In Lands Park for Rh levels as part of a national study on drinking wstsr quality.
USGS monitors local water quality
By DAVID DERUDDER
Although July is notyctover, the
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already hustling community support for its annual supply (hive.
“All children deserve an equal start in the classroom,” said Executive Director Janeta Cox. “It's up to us (the community) to make sure they at least have the tools to learn.”
Among the classroom staples that most elementary students can use are one-subject spiral notebooks, pink erasers, wooden rulers, folders with pockets, No. 2 pencils, washable markers, tab dividers, red grading pencils, tissue boxes, wide-ruled notebook paper, white glue, crayons (different-count boxes), blunt scissors and backpacks. CLAC can also provide specific lists for children in a particular grade and school.
For more information, call the Action Center at (830) 964-2324 and speak with Janeta Cox or Andi Cadena.
McKenna Memorial Hospital will offer its Safe Sitter course on Aug.
12 and 14 to educate and train babysitters ages 11 to 13.
The Safe Sitter program is a medically-accurate instructional series that teachers youngsters how to handle emergencies when caring for younger children. The program fee is $40. To register, call 606-2170.
To successfully complete the Safe Sitter program, youngsters have to pass a practical and written test to show they have mastered the key concepts and have the skills necessary to handle an emergency.
Comal Sprii lgs is one of many sites participlatihgrTn sjnatidSal water quality study by the U.S. Geological Survey.
Hydrologists with the USGS were at work taking water samples from the springs this past week.
“We are participating in a national study involving water quality of the nation's drinking supply ” hydrologist Lynne Fahlquist said. “We are
sampling 30 major wells and springs in the Edwards Aquifer.”
Hydrologist Ann F. Ardis said the USG^ would-be doing research on springs and artesian wells from San Marcos to Kinney County in the Hill Country.
Besides Comal Springs. Ardis said the hydrologists would take samples from San Marcos Springs, San Pedro Springs in San Antonio and Las Moras Springs in Brackettville. The study is part of a federal program named the National Water Quality
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Fahlquist said the study has one purpose.
“The purpose of the study is to find out if are nation’s water supply is getting better or worse,” Fahlquist said.
Ardis said the USGS last summer monitored 30 private wells over the Edwards Aquifer recharge area. Next year the hydrologists will do a land use study involving 30 water quality monitor wells over the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone north of San Antonio.
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SAN ANTONIO — Anyone who wants to enroll in the San Antonio College Career Mobility LVN to RN Program must pass the General Achievement Profile exam (also known as the LPN-GAP exam).
The deadline to register for this exam is Friday.
To register, bring in person a $10.50 money order or cashier’s check, payable to Educational Resources Inc., and a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Nursing Education Building, Room 130, San Antonio College no later than
The exam will be given from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 29 in the Nursing Education Building. Room 211. Bring to the exam a picture identification, Social Security card and two pencils. There are only two chances to pass the LPN-GAP exam.
Those taking the exam will be tested on their LVN knowledge in medical-surgical. obstetrics, pediatrics and psychiatric nursing.
For more information, call the nursing education office at (210) 733-2367.
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