May 26. 2005
Leesburg- A new recommendation from doctors that your kids may not like. The American Academy of Pediatrics now says students should be vaccinated against meningitis before they enter high school.
It's already recommended for teenagers heading off to college. Pediatricians say they hope the new guideline will bring in more kids for their pre-adolescent check up.
"There is an increased risk of meningitis in the college years, but the idea is to cover that preventative care in the pre-adolescent child," said Dr. Cheryl Tolliver, Albany Area Primary Health Care.
The new vaccine protects those who get it longer. Pediatricians hope that within the next three years it will routinely be given to all kids by age eleven.
Angel Thacker Freundschuh, 37, of Lee County, was sentenced to 12 months and a day in prison for perjury by U. S. District Court Judge Leslie J. Abrams in Albany, Wednesday.
Worth County Fire Rescue crews were called to the 500 block of Jewell Crowe Road for a structure fire, about 2:30 Wednesday afternoon.
As part of DNA week on Today in Georgia, WALB's Cade Fowler reveals his genetic findings and some tips on how to track down your ancestors.
Dougherty County Schools Superintendent Kenneth Dyer is preparing for his first school year in his new role.
Lee County leaders installed new public bathrooms on Jordan Road.