Welcome to Woodbury Elementary! I’m Cindy Doerr the school nurse. I join with our staff here who believe our children deserve to be happy, healthy, and safe! I am in Woodbury on Fridays from 8-12, but may also be reached at email@example.com Monday through Friday should you have any questions or concerns.
www.healthvermont.org. Vermont State Department of Health. There is a lot of information packed into this site and is categorized by Department of mental health, children and families, diseases and prevention, community health, and many more.
www.cdc.gov. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This government site includes information on diseases as well as ways to live healthy. A letter index makes it easier to navigate.
www.choosemyplate.gov. The United States Department of Agriculture. This site outlines the new eating guidelines. It has a kid’s page as well as new features for menu planning, a pyramid tracker and a “Tip of the Week”.
http://www.eatright.org. The American Dietetic Association. This site includes a tip of the day for increasing healthy food choices, as well as nutrition fact sheets.
Vermont State Legislature passed a law in May 2015 that removed the philosophical exemption that allowed parents to choose not to vaccinate their children based on personal beliefs. This law will take effect July 1, 2016 and affects all children attending public or private schools as well as childcare centers.
Beginning on July 1, 2016, under Vermont law, all children will need to provide documentation (or have a plan in place) of having received the required number of doses for the following immunizations: measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and varicella. Please refer to the link below to view the Vermont Health website schedule for immunization “catch up.”
You can also contact your health care provider for information and recommendations for bringing your child’s immunizations up to date.
Thank you for your attention to this very important change in state policy.