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A View From A Pew

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S ERVING C OLUMBUS , F T. B ENNING , P HENIX C ITY & S URROUNDING A REAS

Calvin Smyre: Your Rent Is Due It’s Time To Run For Mayor Of Columbus, Georgia

An America Without Black People Would Not Be A Page 3 Pretty Place

Connection Small Business Journal

This Week In Connections: Patronize A Small Business

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Business Owner Has Case Pending For WIC Fraud

Atlanta Business Owner Scams CYF. Parents Never Received Football Uniforms

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THURSDAY February 16, 2017

Smyre and Harbison Come Through For Columbus Casino Back On The Table

The Street committe recently reported that legislation would have only allowed two casino resorts in the state. Rep. Calvin Smyre, a co-sponsor of a similar bill in the House, and Sen. Ed Harbison, a co-sponsor of the Senate bill considered by the Regulated Industries and Utilities Committee, have fought to have Columbus and other second-tier cities considered should the legislation pass and the matter is put in front of Georgia voters. Theier efforts paid off. The decision was based on population triggers which would put one in the metro Atlanta area, either in Fulton, Gwinnett or

The Street Committee

DeKalb counties. The second casino would be limited to the Savannah and the Georgia coast. The new bill would lower the county population triggers from 250,000 residents to 180,000 people. Muscogee County and Richmond County, where Augusta is located, both have populations of about 200,000 people. According to State Representative Calvin Smyre, “My thought is it has to be broad enough that were the legislation to pass, Columbus would not be excluded. It looks like Columbus and Augusta are back in play.” State Senator Ed Harbison added, “I expect there will be more tweaking to this bill But this is a pretty good start to the tweaking. ... This is more palatable to us. It now puts us in the mix. If this is going to

happen, Columbus needs to have choice.”

Thank You Vanessa According to the street committee, although some may beg to differ, the fact that newly elected school board member Vanessa Jackson refused to get involved in the discussion spearheaded by Frank Myers was a good thing. It brings to mind Proverbs 17:28 Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than speak and remove all doubt." Drivers, CDL-A: Home EVERY Weekend!! Dedicated Southeast! Walk Away Lease, No Money Down. Drivers average $1500/wk 855-200-8260

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A VIEW FROM A PEW

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 16, 2017

A World Without Black People Would Not Be Pretty America would be a barren land because there would be very few crops that would flourish because the nation was built on a slave-supported system.

Lawns would be brown and wilted because Joseph Smith invented the lawn sprinkler and John Burr the lawn mower.

There would be few, if any cars because Richard Spikes, a Black man, invented the automatic gearshift, Joseph Gambol, also Black, invented the Super Charge System for internal combustion engines, and Garrett A. Morgan, a Black man, invented the traffic signals.

Their homes were also dim. But of course, Lewis Latimer invented the electric lamp, Michael Harvey invented the lantern and Granville T. Woods invented the automatic cutoff switch.

Cities would not have tall skyscrapers because Alexander Mils, a Black man, invented the elevator, and without it, one finds great difficulty reaching higher floors.

Furthermore, one could not use the rapid transit system because its precursor was the electric trolley, which was invented by another Black man, Albert R. Robinson.

Even if there were streets on which cars and a rapid transit system could operate; they would be cluttered with paper because an African American, Charles Brooks, invented the street sweeper.

Each year, in February, I publish this article which I found years ago in hopes that our African-American youth and many adults realize the rich heritage we have.

As we celebrate our heritage this month I find it embarrassing how little we, as African Americans, know about our con-

tribution to society. Black history includes so much more than just slavery, Frederick Douglas, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Harriet Tubman, Marcus Garvey, WEB. Dubois, George Washington Carver and Booker T. Washington.

Unfortunately there are many people who believe that this

would be a much better America without Black people. I would contend that America without Black people would be a miserable place. If you don’t mind I would like to share with you how life would be living in an America without Black people.

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There would be no newspapers, magazines or books because John Love invented the pencil sharpener, William Purveys invented the fountain pen, Lee Barrage invented the Type Writing Machine, and W.A. Love invented the Advanced Printing Press. They were all Black men.

Even if Americans could write their letters, articles and books, would not be transported by mail because William Barry invented the Postmarking and Canceling Machine, William Purveys invented the Hand Stamp, and Phillip Downing invented the Letter Drop.

When you enter your homes, you would find them to be poorly ventilated and poorly heated. You see, Frederick Jones invented the air conditioner and Alice Parker the heating furnace.

Homes would be filthy, because Thomas W. Steward invented the mop and Lloyd P. Ray the dustpan.

Children would walk around barefoot, shabby, motley and unkempt. But what could one expect? Jan E. Matzelinger invented the shoe lasting machine, Walter Sammons invented the comb, Sarah Boone invented the ironing board, and George T. Samon invented the clothes dryer.

Finally, they would be resigned to at least have dinner amidst all of this turmoil. But here again, the food would spoil because another Black man, John Standard invented the refrigerator.

I would ask, in the future, when your children are asked to do a report on a famous Black American instead of the "usual’s," why not challenge them to report on one of the above and make their teacher work for a change. Life without Black folks? I don't think so.

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Calvin Smyre: Your Rent Is Due! It’s Time To Run For Mayor Of Columbus, Georgia served on the most important panels of the house including; the Appropriations committee, calendar setting Rules Committee and the Higher Education Committee.

He has served as Chairman Emeritus of the House Democratic Caucus, and chairman of the House Rules Committee, (1999-2003) the Industrial Relations Committee (1991-1993) and University System of Georgia Committee, (19931999) which has oversight responsibility for the state’s public colleges and universities.

Smyre’s distinguished legislative record includes historic state funding for Transportation and Transit; authoring the legislation making Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday a state holiday; legislation creating the Georgia Dome, home of the Atlanta Falcons; Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship Program and he was also instrumental and co-sponsor of the historic legislation (HB16) creating a new Georgia State Flag.

Nationally, Rep. Smyre is President Emeritus of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL); Past President of the NBCSL Foundation; a member of the National Conference of State Legislators and a former Synovus representative on the Financial Services Roundtable, headquartered in Washington, D.C.

By Wane A. Hailes The Courier

State Representative Calvin Smyre is well known for his use of inspiring quotes such as; “It takes coal to run a train but it takes gold to run a campaign” or “If you ever see a turtle sitting on a fence, you know it didn’t get there by itself” and my favorite, “You make a living by what you get, you make a life by what you give.

Now I have one for him. “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth” and Calvin Smyre, your rent is due. It is time for you to run for Mayor of Columbus, Georgia.

For 43 years beginning in 1974 when he was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives as its youngest member at 27 years of age Calvin Smyre has served his District. As a legislative veteran Representative Smyre has

Locally Smyre was instrumental in the construction of the $62M Columbus RiverCenter and served as Chairman of the six-member Project Development Team that built the facility from July 1994 – April 2001. He also served as RiverCenter Board Chairman from September 2002 until May 2004. He served as President of the Liberty Theatre Cultural Center, Inc. from 1994 until December 2003. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of: the Morehouse School of Medicine; Columbus State University Foundation; The Columbus Museum and Fort Valley State University Foundation, where he serves as Chairman. He is also a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity; Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity; the Boy Scouts of America and a life member of the NAACP and SCLC. Representative

Smyre is a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Columbus Medical Center, the University of Georgia Foundation, the Jack D. Hughston Hospital Medicine Foundation, and the House of Representatives Health Committee where he served for twelve years. He is also former Chairman of the Columbus Metro Urban League and former National President of the Fort Valley State University National Alumni Association.

Given all he has attained over the years, he has proven that he is number one, a consensus builder. That along with the wealth of relationships he has developed over the years locally, statewide and nationally as a wellrespected and distinguished servant leader would be a breathe of fresh air given the tenuous relationships past mayors have had with our community. For years now the African American community has asked who would not only be the first person of color to be elected to serve as our mayor but the best qualified. We need to look no further. No one, Black, White or Hispanic is more qualified on all levels to lead our city than State Representative Calvin Smyre.

It is time for Smyre to follow those who have served on the state level and made the decision to serve their local communities as mayor such as Andrew Young and Kasim Reed of Atlanta and others. He has been a proven leader and effective representative of the 135th District for the past 43 years. It’s time for him to bring those 43 years of relationships, consensus building and legislative knowledge home to Columbus and answer our call to serve. By making this unselfish decision he should be allowed to handpick the individual who would succeed him as the next State Representative for the 135th District. So I will end where I began: “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth” Calvin Smyre, your rent is due. Your community is calling. What are you going to do?


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EXTRAORDINARY INTENTIONS By Jonathan “Bam” Rivers

It Is Worth It

Is it worth it? This is the question we love to ask before we make a pur-

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chase, watch a movie or engage in a conversation with someone. We want to know if our time is worth the effort it will take to participate and whether or not we will be better afterwards. Before you ask the question is it worth it you must ask yourself one thing; are you worth it....the answer is YES! You are worth the sacrifice of saying no to the good so you can say yes to the great! You are worth leaving a situation you feel forced into for a situation you were purposed and born for! You are worth letting the negative people in your life leave so you can take the next step in becoming an extraordinary anything! You are worth more than gold and once you internalize that truth and that reality, nothing in your life will be the same! While life will be challenging, hurtful, dark and sometimes unbearable I simply want you to repeat these four words to yourself; IT IS WORTH IT! A graduate of Shaw High School and Auburn University Jonathan Rivers is a motivational speaker and TV host. Rivers can be reached at 706.593.7800 and TEAM B.A.M. at www.jonathanbamrivers.com

Blacks Will Account For Nearly 18 Percent Of U.S. Population By 2060

population will increase to 74.5 million by July 1, 2060 and, on that date, African-Americans will account for 17.9 percent of the nation’s total population.

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor)

Each year, the Census Bureau recognizes Black History Month by releasing up-to-date statistics that reveal the total Black population, the number of Black-owned businesses and even how many African-American military members are serving the country.

Currently, the Black population stands at 46.3 million, up about 1.3 percent from the previous year. The Census Bureau identifies individuals as Black, even if they list Black and another race on the survey.

Census officials project that the Black

The estimated number of Black-owned employer firms was 108,473 in 2014, according to the Census Bureau. Additionally, there’s an estimated 31,216 Black-owned health care and social assistance firms, the largest sector of Black-owned businesses.

The health care and social assistance sector is followed by professional, scientific and technical support (15,078) and administrative, support, waste management and remediation services (9,644).

The building on South Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Ill., that housed one of the most famous Black-owned firms in the world, Johnson Publishing Company (JPC), is now being considered for landmark status. JPC gave

DEAR JOHN JANEE’

HI JANEE’ I read in one of your columns that you've tried online dating and I want to know how that worked out for you? Which ones did you try? I've been on ****** for 2 months and its not working out for me, everyone seems to be looking for a hookup and thats it and when I say hookup yes I'm saying sex. I became a widow 3 years ago after my husband passed way unexpectedly, we were married 18 years. He was my everything. I'm finally ready to start back dating and I keep hearing online dating is the way to go. My sister and my hairstylist both met guys on the same site I'm on and its working out great. My sister has been in her relationship almost a year and my stylist over a year. I can't say the same for me. Have you tried this site? Do you think I should stay on it or try another one? Or should I just forget about online dating all together? MARY A.

the world two pillars of Black media, EBONY and JET magazines.

“As we celebrate Black History Month, it is the perfect time to honor this building that stands tall as a decadeslong epicenter of Black history and culture,” said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “This designation will cement this building’s status as a landmark that is not just part of the legacy of the city of Chicago, but the history of our nation.”

Linda Johnson Rice, chairperson of Johnson Publishing Company and

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HEY MARY First sorry for the loss of your husband, and I'm glad you took the proper time to grieve his passing! Now on to this online dating thing I won't name the ones I've tried because they are not paying a sista no free promo from me....Lol I will tell you I have tried two different ones, one had a monthly fee and the other was free. The free one was not the one you are on. I've never tried that particular online dating site because honestly it is known for hookups only but that's not to say you can't meet anyone on there. A friend of mine have been dating a guy she met off there for 6 months now and its seems to going pretty good, so good its talk of them moving in together. Now I think that's moving a bit fast but they both feel its right so who am I to say don't do it. Back to your situation online dating is what you make it, I don't think you should put too much pressure on it like don't go on there looking for a husband and thinking you're going to find him in the first guy you meet. HAVE FUN with it. Date a few guys if anything you may meet some great friends. I met a guy online when I first moved to Atlanta 3 years ago and although a relationship didn't happen I do now consider him a friend So again take away the pressure and go with the flow. Try a couple of other sites if that one isn't working out. Don't give up, like everything else dating is a process whether online or not JANEE’ You can email your questions to DearJRenee@gmail.com

daughter of the company’s founder John H. Johnson, said she’s honored that the building is being considered for landmark status.

“My father started Johnson Publishing Company to inform, empower and uplift the African American community,” said Rice in the statement released by the city of Chicago. “With my mother, Eunice by his side, they built an iconic brand. I am thrilled that the building that housed our company for so many years is being considered for landmark status.

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Sickle Cell Day At The Capitol

February 16, 2017

Business Owner Who Scammed Football Parents Has Federal Charges Pending For WIC Fraud

did not receive them they were forced to delay their season until October. Even at that time the uniforms were not available. The youth players ended up playing in practice jerseys provided by Wright.

This is not the first time Wright has been accused of defrauding people out of money. According to a criminal information complaint filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, federal agents say Jermyn Wright and his wife Tamika Wright illegally cashed WIC vouchers and applied for the program through the use of fraudulent applications.

By Wane A. Hailes The Courier

Recently an Atlanta business owner pleaded not guilty in Columbus Recorder’s Court to scamming five of the eight teams with the Columbus Football league out of more than $27,000.

Pictured: TOP- L to R - Kenneth Latimore, Ashley Catchings. MIDDLE - L to R - Tanisha Jones, Lois Williams, Beverly Sinclair (SCFGA).BOTTOM - L to R - Jacquelyn Latimore, Jackie George (SCFGA).

By Lois Williams Special To The Courier

Sickle Cell Day at the Capitol was on January 25, 2017. Eight members from The Association of Sickle Cell Lower Chattahoochee Region (ASCLCR), from Columbus, GA, were in attendance.

Nearly two dozen lawmakers spoke about increasing access to quality medical care and testing for patients, with a special emphasis on services provided in smaller communities. All sickle cell groups encouraged lawmakers to vote for House Bill 1. Many sickle cell organizations were present from

different regions across the nation.

Several sickle cell patients shared their personal stories including the Poster Child from the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia. The Association of Sickle Cell, LCR were assured that Georgia's legislators fully support sickle cell awareness.

The Association of Sickle Cell Lower Chattahoochee Region is hosting its Annual Heritage Breakfast on Saturday, February 25, 2017. This breakfast is our time to recognize sickle cell clients, supporters, cultural heritage and community leaders as we move forward into our new year of service.

According to parents Jermyne Wright, owner of Great One Xtreme and his business partner Dwight Moore, met with team coaches and parents prior to the 2016 CYF Football season. At the meeting the two made a presentation of providing the teams with football uniforms for the league. Five of the teams, the South Columbus Raiders, Edgewood Red Devils, Northeast Packers, Eastway Cherokees and Clubview Bulldogs purchased 600 jerseys from the company totaling over $27,000. The teams, who placed their orders in August of 2016 expected to receive their uniforms prior to the start of the season on September 17. Because they

Federal agents say the couple owned or ran stores in Tucker, Fairburn, Lithonia, Macon, Atlanta, Decatur and Covington. According to agents the couple used the money obtained through the scheme to purchase items like an Escalade, a Rolex watch and a home in an exclusive gated community at the TPC Sugarloaf Golf Club.

Their house is appraised at more than $1 million, according to county records. “If you are not approved, it is the government’s theory you are stealing government funds,” said Bill Thomas, a former federal prosecutor.

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Michael Baisden Returns To Columbus Radio Station K92.7

of Michael Baisden left urban radio. Recognized most influential men in hosted, produced, and programmed the top rated and most listened to urban afternoon drive radio program in history with over nearly 100 affiliates.

He is also a TV talk show host; filmmaker and New York Times best-selling author with nearly two million books in print. When Baisden was asked why he returned now after three years, he responded. “All the most important things that happen in my life happened at just the right time, and this is it!” Adversity can sometimes reveal your true purpose and I found that purpose in mentoring and encouraging people through

the airwaves.” Every since the beating death of Derion Albert in his hometown of Chicago in 2009 Baisden has been on a one man crusade advocating for men to become mentors. He invested more than $500,000 of his own money into mentoring organizations during a 2010 bus tour that visited more than 70 cities. Baisden says it’s clear to him that mentoring African American boys is the most effective and immediate way to impact their lives. “My partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters, National Cares, Boys and Girls Clubs, African American Fraternities and Sororities, and community leaders has grown even stronger since I left radio,” Baisden said. “We are building a network that will be used as a model for other cities.” Baisden is also credited as being one of the most influential voices in both elections of President Obama. And he was undeniably the leading voice in the

Jena 6 (spearheading the march) and Trayvon Martin cases. His partnership with the Black and Missing Foundation continued beyond radio. Baisden will syndicate through his own company with various partnerships including, The Michael Baisden Show for afternoon drive, podcast, video features and shortform radio features. And of course his trademarked Battle of the Sexes feature that’s a hit with adults and children. Given his record over the past 10 years, there is no doubt that he will continue to grow that success. The listeners want him back, the affiliates want him back, and sounds like he’s ready to come back! So, watch out world, here he comes AGAIN!“ Catch Michael Baisden on K92.7 (WKZJ-FM) weekdays from 3pm to 7pm EST.


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Los Efectos Positivos De Las Políticas Santuario Con La Delincuencia Y La Economía

por Tom K. Wong Center For American Progress El análisis estadístico demuestra que, a través una serie de indicadores sociales y económicos, los condados santuarios tienen mejores resultados que los condados comparables que no son considerados santuarios. PUNTOS CLAVES Los condados santuarios tienen tasas de delincuencia más bajas que los condados comparables que no son considerados santuarios. La economía local es más fuerte en los condados santuarios que en los condados que no son considerados santuarios. Al permanecer fuera de la aplicación federal de las leyes de inmigración, los condados santuarios mantienen juntas a las familias, y cuando los hogares permanecen intactos y las personas pueden continuar con-

tribuyendo, se fortalece la economía local. Introducción y resumen A medida que la administración de Trump comienza a formular su agenda política de inmigración, el tema de la colaboración local con los esfuerzos federales de las autoridades para aplicar las leyes de inmigración vuelve a estar en el punto de mira. Las jurisdicciones santuarios constituyen un enfoque del debate. Los condados santuarios— como se define a lo largo de este informe—son condados que no colaboran con los esfuerzos federales de las autoridades para aplicar las leyes de inmigración por medio de mantener a personas bajo custodia más allá de su fecha de liberación. Utilizando un conjunto de datos de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas, o ICE, obtenido mediante una solicitud presentada por el Centro de Recursos Legales para Inmigrantes a través la Ley de Libertad de Información, el

análisis de este informe proporciona nuevas perspectivas sobre cómo los condados santuarios se desempeñan a través de una serie de indicadores sociales y económicos, en comparación con los condados que no son considerados santuarios.

Los datos dejan todo claro: La delincuencia es estadísticamente mas baja en los condados santuarios en comparación con los condados que no son considerados santuarios. Además, las economías son más fuertes en los condados santuarios—contando con hogares con mayores ingresos medios, m e n o s pobreza, menos dependencia de la asistencia pública, una mayor participación en la fuerza laboral, una mayor proporción del empleo con respecto a la población, y menor desempleo. Entre los hallazgos principales:

son considerados santuarios. El ingreso mediano anual de los hogares es, en promedio $4.353 más alto en los condados santuarios en comparación con los condados que no son considerados santuarios. La tasa de pobreza es 2,3 por ciento más baja, en promedio, en los condados santuarios en comparación con los condados que no son considerados santuarios. El desempleo es, en promedio, un 1,1 por ciento mas bajo en los condados santuarios en comparación con los condados que no son considerados santuarios. Mientras que los resultados se mantienen a través de todas las jurisdicciones santuarias, los condados santuarios con las poblaciones más pequeñas ven los efectos más pronunciados. En total, los datos indican que cuando las autoridades locales se enfocan en mantener a las comunidades seguras, en lugar de enredarse en esfuerzos federales en la aplicación de leyes de inmigración, las comunidades son más seguras y los miembros de la comunidad se mantienen más involucrados en la economía local. Esto a su vez trae consigo beneficios a los hogares individuales, las comunidades, los condados y toda la economía.

Hay, en promedio, 35,5 menos Para entender los efectos de delitos cometidos por cada tener una política santuario, 10.000 personas en los conestadísticamente igualamos a dados santuarios en comparalos condados basado en una ción con los condados que no amplia gama de características demográficas, y después comparamos a los condados santuarios con conThe Courier Eco Latino Newspaper is published bi-weekly dados que no son considera*Any editorial content are the views of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views of dos santuarios newspaper, publisher or staff” para entender Office Location mejor los efecThe Courier Eco Latino Newspaper 1300 Wynnton Rd Suite 104 tos que tienen Columbus, Georgia 31906 las políticas Email: couriereconews@gmail.com Phone: 706.225.0106 santuario en Mailing Address: una jurisdicción P.O. Box 5747 Columbus, Ga 31906 local. Visit Us Online At: www.couriernews.org

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Immunizations Children 0-18 years:

By Tanya Bachelor Eco Latino Vacunas Los niños de 0-18 años: Los niños reciben vacunas (vacunas) a una edad temprana, porque esto es cuando están en mayor riesgo de enfermar o de morir si consiguen ciertas enfermedades. Hay 13 diferentes vacunas que su hijo va a necesitar cuando era un bebé y del niño, pero tener en cuenta algunos son vacunas de combinación que reduce el número de disparos que recibirá su hijo. Una de las cosas más importantes a tener en cuenta es que los niños deben recibir sus vacunas a tiempo por el calendario de vacunas para darles protección durante los primeros meses y años vul-

nerables de sus vidas. El permanecer en la fecha prevista es muy importante y menos traumático para el niño, ya que el bebé / niño es demasiado joven para recordar que tiene la última palabra, desde el nacimiento hasta los 18 meses de edad. Si un niño recibe sus vacunas a tiempo, entonces él / ella recibirá las vacunas de nuevo entre las edades de 4-6 años de edad al entrar en la escuela. Entonces el niño no necesita ninguna vacuna más hasta sus años preadolescencia (11-12). Es importante recordar que los calendarios de vacunación pueden cambiar, así que asegúrese de hablar con su proveedor de atención médica con respecto a las vacunas de su hijo. ¿Tiene más preguntas acerca de las vacunas?

Children are given shots (vaccines) at a young age because this is when they are at highest risk of getting sick or dying if they get certain diseases. There are 13 different vaccines that your child will need as an infant and child, but keep in mind some are combination shots which cuts down on the number of shots your child will receive. Los adultos mayores de 19 años: Las vacunas no son sólo para niños. Los adultos también pueden estar en riesgo de enfermedades prevenibles mediante vacunación, debido a sus condiciones de trabajo, estilo de vida, viajes, o de salud. Los adultos tam-

One of the most important things to remember is that children should be given their vaccines on time per the vaccine schedule to give them protection during the vulnerable early months and years of their lives. Staying on schedule is very important and less traumatic for the child, because the infant/child

is too young to remember having the shots from birth to 18 months of age. If a child receives their vaccines on time then he/she will receive vaccines again between the ages of 4-6 years of age upon entering school. Then the child will not need any further vaccines until their pre-adolescence years (11-12). It’s important to remember that immunization schedules can change, so be sure to talk with your healthcare provider regarding your child’s immunizations. Have more questions about immunizations? Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Adults 19 and older: Immunizations are not just for children. Adults may also be at risk for vaccine-preventable disease due to their job, lifestyle, travel, or health conditions. Adults also need immunizations to help them prevent getting and spreading serious diseases that could result in poor health, missed work, medical bills, and not being able to care for their family. It is very important for all adults to keep up with their shot record and consider taking any recommended vaccines per the ACIP guidelines.


Eco Latino Vol. 12

Edición 4 Gratis

Jueves 16 de Febrero 2017

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