Back to School immunization clinic offered by Nevada County Public Health Department
Back-to-school season is here. It’s time for parents to gather school supplies and backpacks. It’s also time to make sure your children are up to date on vaccines.
According to a weekly memo from Nevada County CEO Rick Haffey, to celebrate the importance of immunizations for people of all ages and make sure children are protected with all the vaccines they need, the Nevada County Public Health Department is joining with partners nationwide in recognizing August as National Immunization Awareness Month.
“Getting children all of the vaccines recommended by the Center for Disease Control’s immunization schedule is one of the most important things parents can do to help ensure a healthy future for their child,” Dr. Ken Cutler, Public Health Officer, stated in the memo. “If you haven’t done so already, now is the time to check with your doctor to find out what vaccines your child needs.”
Vaccines protect against a number of serious and potentially life-threatening diseases. When children are not vaccinated, they are at increased risk for diseases.
They can also spread diseases to others in their classrooms and community, including babies who are too young to be fully vaccinated and people with weakened immune systems due to cancer or other health conditions. Talk to your child’s doctor to find out which vaccines are recommended for them before going back to school.
The Nevada County Public Health Department is holding a Back to School “Vaccines for Children” Immunization Clinic 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, behind the Veteran’s Building at 255 S. Auburn Street, Grass Valley.
For more information, call 530-265-7265. Please bring your children’s shot record. Vaccines For Children is a program for uninsured, underinsured, Medi-cal eligible, Alaskan Native or Native American children.
Pavement maintenance to preserve county roads
The county will begin the annual chip seal project beginning Monday. A chip seal is a preventative pavement maintenance treatment that combines one or more layers of asphalt emulsion (a mix of liquid asphalt, surfactant, and water) with one or more layers of fine aggregate.
The county utilizes chip seal treatments to seal out water and prevent cracks from forming.
Chip seals are less expensive than traditional pavement overlays and provide 7-10 years or more of additional pavement life.
Chip seal work is scheduled to begin Monday, and will take approximately two weeks to complete.
Once the initial chip seal work is completed, county crews will sweep affected roads of remaining loose chips and apply a protective fog seal topcoat.
The entire process will be completed by early September.
Temporary delays should be expected during the chip seal process.
While roads may be driven shortly after work is complete, speeds should be kept slow when driving on freshly chip sealed roads.
High speeds can cause newly applied chips to dislodge and fly and fresh asphalt to splatter.
Bicycles and motorcyclists should also use extra caution due to loose chips.
The roadways surface will improve over several weeks as the surface stabilizes, loose chips are swept away and the fog seal coat is applied.
County Public Works Maintenance staff will perform the chip seal work on the following roads: McCourtney Road, from Lime Kiln Road to Perimeter Road; You Bet Road, from the bridge to the lake; Red Dog Road, from You Bet to end of chip seal; Clover Valley Road, from Brewer to the end of the county maintained roadway; Kenneth Court; Rainbow Road; Scotts Valley Road, from Willow Valley to pavement end; Cooper Road; North Bloomfield, from Derbec to Fontz; Derbec; Back Bone Road; in Alta Sierra: Rainbow, Pamela, Avern, John, Fay, Cathy, Betty, Eva, Joey, Nancy, Sandra, Judith, and Annie.
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