SHS Campus Cupboard & Closet

Need A Hand Up?

Is your family short on clothes and toiletries, or unsure where your next meal will come from?

 

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SHS Campus

Cupboard & Closet

The Campus Cupboard and Closet is an outreach sponsored by the Savannah High School for students and families who are in need of a hand up. The cupboard strives to provide weekly meals, clothing, personal care items, beds, and other essentials that are needed by high school students. If you family would benefit from the cupboard, please complete the form at the address below. This form can be filled out for assistance on a long term basis or at any time during the year, as a need may arise. Please fill this form out each school year or contact your counselor.

Click here to fill out the form.

Accepting Bids

bids.pngThe Andrew County Health Department at 106 N. 5th Street, Savannah is accepting bids for a primary package insurance coverage.

Bids will be accepted until 4:00 pm on October 13, 2017. Bids may be brought in or mailed to Andrew County Health Department, PO Box 271, Savannah, MO 64485. For additional information contact Andrew Hoffman, Administrator at 816-324-3139 from 7:00am-4:00pm Monday through Friday.

FDA Investigates Multiple Salmonella Outbreak Strains Linked to Papayas

FDA Investigates Multiple Salmonella Outbreak Strains Linked to Papayas

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The FDA is advising consumers not to eat Caribeña brand Maradol papayas because they are linked to an outbreak of salmonellosis. Maradol papayas are green before they ripen and turn yellow, so consumers should not eat Caribeña brand regardless of the color. If anyone has these papayas in their home, they should dispose of them immediately. These can be identified by a red, green and yellow sticker shown here. Papaya samples taken by MDH from a Baltimore retail location tested positive for the strains of Salmonella Kiambu and Thompson found in ill people. CDC recommends people should not eat Maradol papayas from Mexico. FDA continues its traceback investigation. At this time, Caribeña brand papayas from Mexico have been identified as a brand linked to these illnesses. Additional brands will be announced as the information becomes available. CDC reports 47 cases,12 hospitalizations and one death from 12 states in the Salmonella Kiambu outbreak. The states involved are IA, KY, LA, MA, MD, MN, NJ, NY, PA, TX, UT and VA. CDC is working to collect additional information to determine whether the recent SALMONELLA Thompson illness in Maryland is part of this multistate outbreak.

Learn more here.

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

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Send Your Children Back to School Protected from Serious Diseases

National Immunization Awareness Month is a reminder that we all need vaccines throughout our lives.

Back-to-school season is here. It's time for parents to gather school supplies and back packs. It's also the perfect time to make sure your children are up to date on their vaccines.

To celebrate the importance of immunizations for people of all ages - and make sure children are protected with all the vaccines they need - the Andrew County health Department is joining with partners nationwide in recognizing August as National Immunization Awareness Month.

Getting children all of the vaccines recommended by CDC's immunization schedule is one of the most important things a parent can do to ensure a healthy future for their child.

Vaccines protect against a number of serious and potentially life-threatening diseases.

When children are not vaccinated, they are at increased risk for diseases and 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.

Parents can find out more about the recommended vaccines at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/.

 

This project is/was funded in part by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Maternal and Child Health Services Contract #DH150006012 and is/was supported by the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant #B04MC28109, Maternal and Child Health Services for $9,095,311, of which $0 is from non-governmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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