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As children go back to school, please get your child up-to date on vaccines. 

Birth-18 Years Immunization Schedule – Healthcare Providers | CDC

 Immunization Schedules for 18 & Younger View and print CDC recommended immunization schedules.

Health News

This year, a new RSV vaccine has been approved for infants and older adults.

RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) | CDC

 Learn about Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection (RSV). Respiratory syncytial (sin-SISH-uhl) virus, or RSV, is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms but can be serious.

For infants: 

A new immunization is now available for infants under 8 months and some older babies at increased risk of severe illness to protect from infection caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

CDC recommends one dose of Nirsevimab for all infants younger than 8 months, born during – or entering – their first RSV season (typically fall through spring). For a small group of children between the ages of 8 and 19 months who are at increased risk of severe RSV disease, such as children who are severely immunocompromised, a dose is recommended in their second season.

For older adults: 

CDC recommends for use of new Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) vaccines from GSK and Pfizer for people ages 60 years and older, using shared clinical decision-making. This means these individuals may receive a single dose of the vaccine based on discussions with their healthcare provider about whether RSV vaccination is right for them.

Adults at the highest risk for severe RSV illness include older adults, adults with chronic heart or lung disease, adults with weakened immune systems, and adults living in nursing homes or long-term care facilities.

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  • County of Lackawanna Transit System (COLTS): 570.963.6432
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Abuse Reporting and Support

  • Adult Protective Services – 1.800.490.8505
  • Child Abuse – 1.800.932.0313
  • Elder Abuse – 1.800.490.8505
  • Women’s Resource Center: 570.278.1800 or 1.800.257.5765

National Help Lines

  • Suicide Hotline (24/7): 1.800.273.8255
  • Veterans/Military Crisis Line (24/7): 1.800.273.8255
  • Trevor Lifeline | LGBTQ+ Support (24/7): 1.866.488.7386 or Text START to 678678
  • SAMHSA Emotional Distress Line (24/7): 1.800.985.5990 or text TALKWITHUS to 66746
  • Disaster Distress Line (24/7): 1.800.985.5990
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