New immunization requirements for seventh grade students

On July 1, new vaccine requirements went into effect, aligning North Carolina requirements with the current Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations. Students entering 7th grade will be required to have one dose each of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) and meningococcal vaccines if they have not previously received these vaccines. Clinics will be held Aug. 17 for year-round students at Rogers-Herr Middle and The School for Creative Studies and for traditional calendar students on Sept. 21, 1-6 p.m. at the Durham County Department of Public Health. Parents may also schedule an appointment at the Child Health Assessment Prevention Program operating at Oak Grove Elementary by calling 919-560-2327.

Volunteers Needed for Kids Voting

Are you a fan of Durham, democracy, and young people?  Are you a Durham student who likes to make a difference and make your voice heard?  Kids Voting Durham needs you to get involved!  You probably already know KVD runs on youth leaders and volunteers at election time, but year-round we rely on citizen power to help us support students in being powerful & engaged citizens and informed voter and to give Durham the benefit of our young people’s insights and ideas. 

Right now Kids Voting Durham especially needs student, adult and group volunteers to help with web design, social media, story telling and more in addition to elections.  Contact Carolyn Kreuger at the addresses below or learn more here: http://bit.ly/1gSlL1v and www.kidsvotingdurhamnc.org .

As we approach this year’s exciting 2015 City Council and Mayor Elections, there isn’t a better time to get involved.