Children need two doses of vaccine to be fully protected from the 2009 H1N1 virus, state public health officials said this past week.
Department of Public Health and Human Services officials are encouraging parents, guardians, and physicians to be sure children aged six months through nine years are properly vaccinated. “Most children who have already had one dose of vaccine will need a second dose,” said DPHHS Director Anna Whiting Sorrell.
She went on to add, “The second dose should be given 28 or more days after the first vaccination.”
Special to the I-O by Cindy Habets Peterson
I often have people tell me that they are hesitant to travel to foreign countries because of the language barrier. Indeed, wandering into a country where people are speaking a foreign tongue can be intimidating. But it doesn’t have to be. Here are some tried and true tips for traveling in countries where English is not the first language, or can be used if your Kymer/Japanese/Urdu is a little on the rusty side.
A smile is worth a thousand words
You will be amazed at how much you can convey without speaking. The average person will go out of their way to help someone that smiles and asks politely for help, even if they can’t understand a word you are saying. Much like at home, being angry or demanding won’t get you very far. Even if you are frustrated, hot, and about to miss your train because you don’t know where you are or where you are supposed to be going, don’t lose your cool. Take a deep breath, smile, and I guarantee that taxi driver will go out of his way to help you find the train station in record time.
GOOD FOR TWO — Nate Gage leaps past Choteau Bulldog defender Chet Pannabecker in action here on Saturday to score two first period points. Gage had six points on the night but the Cowboys lost the contest 50-44. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
Over the weekend the Conrad Cowboys played two conference games against the Fairfield Eagles and the Choteau Bulldogs with the opportunity to lock up the two seed for the District tournament.
On Friday the Cowboys traveled to Fairfield and won 50-47 to guarantee the two seed. Conrad started the game cold from the floor as they were down 14-4 at the end of the first quarter. The offense came alive in the second quarter as they cut the deficit to 25-22 at the half. The comeback continued in the second half as the score was tied at the end of the third period. In the fourth, Nate Gage drilled a three pointer at the buzzer to seal the win.