immunizations for 2019-2020 school year: Boosters required for K+ if not given on or after 4.

. ........ Your physician may help you with this. 
Please contact your doctor for appointment, vaccines must be given prior to September to prevent exclusion from school.  Thank you.

If your child is attending Kindergarten:  Please send copy of updated immunizations along with physical prior to the start of school. They may need a booster for dtap and polio if not given on or after age 4.

 Please see your physician in reference to flu vaccines****** See below from CDC.

Definitely keep your child at home for treatment and observation if he or she has any of these symptoms:

·       Fever-greater than 100 ° F, your child should stay home until at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever. This should be determined without the use of fever-reducing medicines (any medicine that contains ibuprofen or acetaminophen).

·       Vomiting (even once)

·       Diarrhea

·       Chills

·       General malaise or feelings of fatigue, discomfort, weakness or muscle aches

·       Frequent congested (wet) or croup cough

·       Lots of nasal congestion with frequent blowing of nose.

 

To help prevent the flu and other colds, teach your children good hygiene habits:

·       Wash hands frequently

·       Do not touch eyes, nose or mouth

·       Cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing. Using a paper tissue, throw it away and then wash hands

·       Avoid contact with people who are sick

 

Colds and influenza are the most contagious during the first 48 hours. A child who has a fever should remain at home until they are “fever free” for a minimum of 24 hours. Often when a child awakens with vague complaints (the way colds and flu begin), it is wise to observe your child at home for an hour or two before deciding whether or not to send your child to school. Your child should be physically able to participate in all school activities on return to school. Keeping a sick child at home will help minimize the spread of infections and viruses in the classroom.

 


 

Thank you in advance for helping keep the school as healthy as possible.

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Ewing, RN

 

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