Kids who get vaccines to receive free school supplies


FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Allen County Health Department is offering free school supplies to school-aged kids who receive an immunization at the health department for the rest of this week and next week.

The program, which is part of National Immunization Awareness Month, will provide supplies such as crayons, pencils, highlighters and jump drives, to each child who receives a vaccination.

Indiana requires all children to be current on vaccinations before they enroll in school to protect the health of all students.

Beginning this school year, all Indiana students in kindergarten through 12th grade will need two doses of varicella (chickenpox vaccine).

Children who are 4 to 6 years old are due for boosters of four vaccines:

DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis)
MMR (measles, mumps and rubella)
Older children need the following vaccines:
Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis)
MCV (meningococcal conjugate vaccine)
HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccines – whey they are 11 or 12

In addition, yearly flu vaccines are recommended for all children ages 6 months and older.

United Nations Preparing to Manage Global Mental Health

Activist Post, Jan. 28, 2012

In a world where national sovereignty is rapidly becoming a thing of the past, announcements that the United Nations will be taking the lead on any variety of topics is no longer shocking. Indeed, there is a real push across the world to view the United Nations as the ultimate authority on virtually every issue, from human rights to nutritional content in food.

Through decades of propagandizing, the United Nations has developed an undeserved reputation for humanitarianism and democracy. As a result, the vast majority see the United Nations as a benevolent organization which they can call on to defend human rights in their home countries. Unfortunately, national sovereignty rarely enters into the equation anymore, as the average citizen tends to look straight to the United Nations to address their concerns, bypassing their own governments.

As case in point, a recent report by AFP, entitled, “Experts urge U.N. to address mental health,” discusses how a recent article in PLoS Medicine, a reputable medical journal, has called for the United Nations General Assembly to develop a plan to tackle mental, neurological, and substance-abuse disorders (MNS).

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