BY MATTHEW MERITT
To encourage teenagers to seek medical care when needed, some pediatricians now ask parents to leave the room during at least part of a checkup to speak privately with the child.
I found this a little surprising when it happened to me at a local provider as we were preparing for the upcoming school year. Though I wasn’t worried about how my child would respond, I wondered what questions would be asked.
One of the schools' communications says students who are not vaccinated will be tested weekly once the testing procedure is set. The communication notes the school has already collected proof of vaccination from staff, citing the CDC, State Health Department and American Academy of Pediatrics as sources claiming vaccination is the best way to fight the virus.
The other school’s note says vaccination information will not be shared, but explains it will assist the school and the county health department in determining quarantine requirements.