Safe Kids Workgroup
Projects focus on injury prevention and immunization education
Safe Teen Driver Events– These events feature distracted and impaired driving simulators, and “fatal vision” goggles. Information about consequences of unsafe driving is offered by the district attorney’s office and local law enforcement. All workgroup members, including a local bank and insurance company offer educational information to teens during these events.
Car Seat Safety Checks– In observance of Child Passenger Safety Week, car seat safety checks are planned at local sites. Read about the past car seat safety checks and the 2017 theme ,”The Right Carseat, Used the Right Way” in our Sept. 2017 Newsletter.
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Baby Bag Project
For National Infant Immunization Week in April, the work group presents each new mother a back pack filled with information on the importance of immunizing her child, parenting information, diapers, and other helpful baby-care items. This project is implemented at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, in Wellsboro, PA.
Flu Clinics The workgroup planned and coordinated with local area venues to offer free flu clinics to those in need. While funding for these free clinics has waned, the group still works to educate about the importance of vaccinations.
Immunization Placemats Project
These placemats featured immunization facts for each season and all ages. Information included was specifically tailored for infant and children, college-bound students, and adults.
Do you need Immunization scheduling information? See the Easy-to-Read Immunization Schedules below. (Courtesy of the Center for Disease Control, www.cdc.gov)