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Flu season is coming! #FightFlu and protect yourself and your loved ones with a flu vaccine this season

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Flu season is just around the corner, which means it’s time to get your annual flu vaccine. Get a flu vaccine for yourself and your family before the end of October, if possible. Influenza, also known as flu, is a contagious respiratory disease that infects the nose, throat, and lungs. Flu can be a serious…

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Protecting Our Future Starts With Protecting Our Children

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Keep your littlest passengers safe while in the car... Make Sure They Are in #TheRightSeat For children ages 1 to 13, motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death. In 2015, an average of 2 children were killed and 319 injured every day while riding in cars, SUVs, pickups, and vans. Let's work together…

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Join CDC’s Upcoming Child Passenger Safety Thunderclap

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Join us as we prepare to celebrate Child Passenger Safety Week 2017! Child Passenger Safety Week occurs on September 17-23 and helps raise awareness about the correct use of car seats, booster seats, and seat belts to reduce serious injuries and death among children. Parents want to keep their children safe, but did you know…

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Is Your Child In The Right Car Seat?

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Every 33 seconds, one child under the age of 13 is involved in a crash. Many times deaths and injuries can be prevented by proper use of car seats, boosters, and seat belts. Child Passenger Safety Week: September 17-23, 2017 National Seat Check Saturday: September 23, 2017

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Water Safety Now! Part I

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In Virginia, drowning is the fifth leading cause of unintentional deaths. Some horrific statistics released this week noted that failing to observe water safety has cost the lives of 10 children at New Jersey beaches, lakes and pools already this summer. These are terrible tragedies and our hearts go out to the families of the…

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It’s So Hot… Please help prevent HOT CAR DEATHS!

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July 31 is National Heat Stroke Prevention Day! The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration and SafeKids are teaming up to get the word out about heat stroke this season. As the temperatures rise, so do the number of hot car injuries and deaths. Children, the elderly and the infirm are of primary importance and at…

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If A Child Is Missing, What Should You Do?

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Children playing hide and seek is nothing new, but when your child disappears whether it’s from your home, your yard, their school, or in a store or a public place, like a park or shopping center, then it’s an urgent concern. The first thing to do if you are sure your child is missing--and it’s…

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Toddler suffers serious burns to his feet at splash pad

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On a very hot day in a Greenwood, IN, public park, a young toddler walked away from his mother onto the "splashpad" made of an asphalt like material.  The child began screaming and the mother ultimately put his shoes back on and took him to the doctor's. He suffered 2nd Degree burns on the bottoms…

Categories: Child Safety, Public Service Announcement

Police warn that drugs that look like candy may be present

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NEW YORK (FOX5NY) - Authorities in a city in upstate New York are concerned that drugs that look like candy may soon hit the community. Police in Elmira, a city in the Southern Tier, issued a press release with the subject line "Candy warning- Danger to children" about a narcotic trend that "may be present…

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Rock One Sock

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This May, we're asking you to Rock One Sock for missing children and their families! The idea is simple - missing children's issues don't affect everyone directly, but anyone can show they care. When you Rock One Sock that's your symbol of support. You can help just by raising awareness with Rock One Sock and…

Categories: Public Service Announcement

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