Coming to a parent-teacher conference near you

Lake County Public Health, Lake Health Clinic, Warner Mountain Medical Clinic, and Lake County Community Health Improvement Partnership (CHIP) will be at Lake County School District 7's parent-teacher conferences this week with information about the Outback Strong Teen Health Fair. (Pixabay.com photo)

Lake County Public Health, Lake Health Clinic, Warner Mountain Medical Clinic, and Lake County Community Health Improvement Partnership (CHIP) will be at Lake County School District 7's parent-teacher conferences this week with information about the Outback Strong Teen Health Fair. (Pixabay.com photo)

Attention, Lakeview parents: While you're visiting with your kids' teachers during conferences this week, look for representatives from Lake County Public Health, Lake Health Clinic, Warner Mountain Medical Clinic, and Lake County Community Health Improvement Partnership (CHIP). We'll be on hand to tell you more about the Outback Strong Teen Health Fair.

We'll have consent forms allowing your child to receive flu shots and standard vaccinations they may be lacking. This is a great opportunity to ensure your teen is up-to-date on vaccines. Students whose vaccines are not up-to-date will not be allowed in school after February 21, 2018. If you're unsure what vaccines your youth needs, here is a chart from Oregon Health Authority:

Image from Oregon Health Authority

Image from Oregon Health Authority

If you need more information about vaccines, look for Lake County Public Health during parent-teacher conferences, or call (541) 947-6045.

Representatives from Lake Health Clinic and Warner Mountain Medical Clinic will be available to schedule your teen for an appointment with his or her health care provider. This is an opportunity to set up an adolescent well care visit — an annual check-up to ensure your child is as healthy as possible. If you are unsure whether your child should have this check-up, call Lake Health Clinic at (541) 947-3366 or Warner Mountain Medical Clinic at (541) 947-2331.

Representatives from Lake County CHIP will have more information about the fair itself, including the fabulous prizes teens can receive. Find out more by contacting CHIP coordinator Arvinder Singh via email or at (541) 947-2114 ext. 198.

Here are the dates you need:

  • Wednesday, November 8: Parent-teacher conferences, Lakeview High School/Daly Middle School, 4 to 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 9: Parent-teacher conferences, A.D. Hay Elementary School, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 9: Parent-teacher conferences, Lakeview High School/Daly Middle School, 4 to 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 15: Outback Strong Teen Health Fair, Daly Middle School Auditorium, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.