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  • DHSS offers back-to-school safety guidelines

  • The Delaware Department of Health & Social Services offered back-to-school safety guidelines for parents via an Aug. 20 news release.
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  • The Delaware Department of Health & Social Services offered back-to-school safety guidelines for parents via an Aug. 20 news release.
    Parents should go over bus transportation routes and traffic safety with children, make sure backpacks are not too heavy and pack healthy, non-sugary lunches for school.
    Children need to have current immunizations to prevent communicable diseases such as chickenpox, measles and diphtheria.
    Pediatrician visits to screen the child’s overall health are also important, including vision, hearing and oral health screenings. Regular dentist visits should start at age 1.
    Parents should keep well-child visits and immunizations up-to-date, DHSS says.
    For a list of required immunizations by age, call 800-282-867 or visit 1.usa.gov/1AEm8RU.
     

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