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Travel Medicine            

It has been estimated that as many as 50% of travelers become ill.            

If you are an employer, you should be concerned about your employees’ health when they travel on company business. Employees who become ill during a business trip are covered under Workers’ compensation insurance, which, along with occupation-related injuries, is typically excluded from health plan coverage. Administering preventive vaccines and medication is the best way to keep costs down.            

If you are traveling for pleasure, don’t ruin the vacation due to an unwanted illness.  This page will prepare you prior to departure by giving you the necessary tools to stay free from preventable illnesses.

           

Nearby Travel Medicine Locations:                

The RWJ Hamilton Travel Medicine Service (609-584-6654) offers immunizations, prescriptions and health education for traveling abroad. In addition, our staff can provide advice to the healthy traveler about preventive measures to avoid illness during and after their trip.The clinic also provides:

  • Written advise and documentation, including the International Certificate of Vaccination
  • Pre-travel Assessment to determine health care needs
  • Information on general health and safety concerns

Computerized software system offers information on 229 countries and up-to-date counseling for preventing travel-related diseases such as yellow fever, diphtheria, typhoid, malaria, hepatitis and diarrhea. The program allows us to determine and relay information about:

  • Information about disease risks
  • Necessary preventive vaccines and medications
  • Detailed explanation of travel health issues, including food, water and inspect precautions

Passport Health Private provider of travel medical and immunization services with locations in NJ

Other Valuable Travel Health Resources

  • Travelers' Health Topics — The CDC pages listing communicable disease health alerts and information on health and travel.
  • Travel Vaccinations — Everything you need to know about the timing and requirements for communicable diseases such as for Yellow Fever, Meningitis, Diphtheria, etc. before you travel
                 
       

Resources for School Nurses            

Resources for Princeton School Nurses Immunization Audit:

The Vaccine Preventable Disease Program works to reduce and eliminate the incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases affecting children, adolescents, and older adults by raising the immunization coverage rates of New Jersey citizens.  The Princeton Health Department monitors school vaccination rates through these audits.  The audits are performed by the Princeton Public Health Nurse, Kathy Korwin.  To contact Ms. Korwin with specific immunization questions, she can be contacted via e-mail:  kkorwin@princetonnj.gov             

**If you have not already mailed us your Annual Immunization Status Report, please print a copy and mail to:  Princeton Health Department, One Monument Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540.  These forms are due by the end of February 2018.**      

Influenza:      

School nurses play a key role in getting the word out about flu vaccines! Please make sure you have the most current information.  

Required flu vaccinations for daycare/preschool students (6-59 months)  The current seasonal influenza vaccine is required every year for those children 6 months through 59 months of age. Students who have not received the flu vaccine by December 31 must be excluded (not allowed to attend child care/preschool) for the duration of influenza season (through March 31), until they receive at least one dose of the influenza vaccine or until they turn 60 months of age. Children enrolling in child care/preschool after December 31, must provide documentation of receiving the current seasonal flu vaccine before being allowed to enter school. Students enrolling in school after March 31 are not required to receive the flu vaccine; however, flu season may extend until May and therefore getting a flu vaccine even late in the season is still protectiveThe Princeton Health Department offers flu clinics for adults and for children. For more information, please see the Health Department home page for dates and appointments.Guideline for Outbreak Investigations in SchoolsNew Jersey Administrative Code mandate that each school district/child care center shall immediately report any communicable diseases that are identified as reportable pursuant to N.J.A.C. 8:57‐1, whether confirmed or presumed, by telephone to the health officer of the jurisdiction in which the school is located. These regulations pertain to youth camps, child care centers, preschools, schools and institutions of higher education. Throughout the rest of this document, we will refer to these generally as "schools." This document has been prepared to guide in both identification and response to outbreaks occurring in the school setting.

Guidelines for Outbreak Investigations in Schools

             

School Site Visits:

All Princeton school nurses or Child Care / Preschool directors are able to request the Public Health Nurse and or Health Officer to make a site visit to review health department/school nurse protocols and reporting requirements.  It is the goal of the Princeton Health Department to ensure effective, proactive communication with all schools in Princeton, making each school safe and healthy places to work and learn.

             

Health Officer – Jeff Grosser  (609) 497-7610 – jgrosser@princetonnj.gov

             

Public Health Nurse - Kathy Korwin  - kkorwin@princetonnj.gov 

             

Public Health Nurse - Carol Nicholas - cnicholas@princetonnj.gov

Princeton Child Health Conferences 
(609)853-7609 – Call for appointments

           

Child Health Conferences are health clinics conducted every month and are provided for infants, pre-school and school age children (1 month – 18 years of age). The clinic is staffed with a licensed pediatrician and qualified public health nurses. The services include a physical examination, growth measurements, lead screening, required immunizations, tuberculosis testing, hearing, vision and developmental assessments.

           

This clinic is by appointment only and for UNINSURED Princeton residents.   

           

The clinic is located at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro (1 Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro Township, NJ  08540), Bristol-Myers Squibb Community Health Center (CHC).  The Bristol-Myers Squibb CHC is located on rear of the UMCPP campus. 

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