Waitaki Herald : July 23rd 2014
12 WAITAKI HERALD, JULY 23, 2014 CHILDREN’S PAGE ➤STARTINGSCHOOL If your child has recently started school (within the last two months) send us a photo and we will publish it for free on our Started School page. Email your photo (JPEG attachment over 1mb) and details to firstname.lastname@example.org or send it to SCH Editor, PO Box 46, Timaru (include your return address if you want the photo back). Logan turned five in June and is now at Bluestone School. Junior Sudoku Fill in the puzzle so each 3x2 square and each line and column contains the numbers 1-6 LL. VOLLEY 072 © The Puzzle Company Use the coloured letters to make two five-letter words on the snake's back. We have given the first letter of the red word and the green word. V Enter numbers so that every row, column and corner-to-corner diagonal adds up to 120 SUDOKU A CE BA VO YE BI VI AS OW LL AD AR EY ET Hannah has just started at Pembroke school in Oamaru. 122 Free winter flu vaccine programme extended Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has announced the seasonal influenza immunisation programme will be extended to the end of August. ‘‘The vaccine was due to be funded until July 31, but our surveillance shows that winter flu cases are rising and have not yet peaked,’’ she said. ‘‘As the peak is still to come hospitals are likely to see more people with the illness, so it is worthwhile to extend the funded vaccination season.’’ This winter A-H1N1 appears to be the most common strain of influenza. This strain affects adults and young children more severely than other strains. ‘‘The good news is that the A-H1N1 strain is covered by the flu vaccine, so it is yet another reason to get immunised if you haven’t already,’’ Goodhew said. ‘‘To date, almost 1.19 million flu vaccines have been distributed across the country, protecting over a quarter of our population. ‘‘Immunisation is something simple we can all do to protect ourselves and our families from a common, but serious winter illness.’’ The seasonal influenza immunisation programme is free for people aged 65 years and over, pregnant women, people with long-term health conditions and children under 5 years old who have been hospitalised for a respiratory illness. For everyone else aged six months or older, the vaccine is available for a small charge either from their general practice or local pharmacies offering vaccinations. It is important to seek advice early if you are already unwell. MAZE MAGIC SQUARE 7X7 Across: 2. Sick, 4. Fast, 5. Address, 6. East, 7. Used. Down: 1. Candles, 2. Started, 3. Closest. SNAKES & LADDERS CELLAR, BALLAD, VOLLEY, YELLOW, BILLET, VILLAS. VOICE, AWARE. BUILD A WORD asp, gap, gaps, gas, gasp, nag, nags, nap, naps, pan, pang, PANGS, pans, sag, sang, sap, snag, snap, spa, span.
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