Nurse's Corner

Health News

Cheryl Robinson, RN, BSN

Edmonds School District, Educational Health Services 

School Nurse for Edmonds School District
Phone 425-431-1064 RobinsonCh@edmonds.wednet.edu

Forms for Health Room

Authorization for Administration of Medicine

Medication for Life-Threatening Allergic Reaction at School

Authorization for Self Carry Administration of Medicine at School

Authorization for Self Carry Administration of Inhaler at School

 

Health forms for 5th Grade Camp:

English

Spanish


Preventative Notice on Head Lice

Important 6th Grade Entry Reminder:

Students 11 years of age, or older, need a Tdap booster & all 6th graders need 2 Varicella shots, or a report of chickenpox, prior to 6th grade entry

Immunization information is available online at: http://www.doh.wa.gov/CommunityandEnvironment/Schools/Immunization/VaccineRequirements

Join us in the fight against whooping cough

Whooping cough is spreading in our community, and everyone needs to be vaccinated. We have joined the Verdant Health Commission and the Snohomish Health District to share information about how to prevent whooping cough.

  • Whooping cough is very contagious. In infants, it can cause serious illness and death. Adults and older children can spread whooping cough to infants, which can result in death. 
  • Now is the time to get vaccinated. In 2010, the number of cases in Snohomish County was 25. Already in 2012, the county has seen more than 500 cases that we know about. The urgency of this epidemic continues to grow.
  • Everyone should get vaccinated. The vaccine is recommended for adults of all ages, teens, and preteens, as the childhood vaccine wears off over time. Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and others.
  • Getting vaccinated is easy. The Tdap booster shot is readily available for teens and adults and is fully covered by private insurance. The recommended location for vaccination is based on each individual’s prescription drug coverage:

Have This Coverage? …

Here’s the Best Place for the Tdap Shot

Private insurance or Medicaid

Pharmacy or doctor’s office

Medicare

Pharmacy

Uninsured or low-income

Free community clinics or some pharmacies

For more information on the statewide whooping cough epidemic or to see a listing of local vaccination clinics, visit www.snohd.org/StopTheCough or call 1-800-322-2588.

Únase a nosotros en la lucha contra la tos ferina

La tos ferina esta propagándose en nuestra comunidad, y todos deben ser vacunados. Hemos unido fuerzas con la Comisión de Salud Verdant y el Distrito de Salud del Condado Snohomish para compartir información sobre como prevenir la tos ferina.

  • La tos ferina es muy contagiosa. En los bebes, puede causar una enfermedad grave y la muerte. Los adultos y niños mayores pueden propagar la tos ferina a los bebes, lo cual puede ser mortal. 
  • Ahora es el momento de vacunarse. En el 2010, el número de casos en el Condado Snohomish fue de 25. Ya en el año 2012, el condado ha visto a más de 500 casos conocidos. La urgencia de esta epidemia continúa creciendo.
  • Todos deben vacunarse. Se recomienda la vacuna a los adultos de todas las edades, adolescentes y preadolescentes ya que la vacuna infantil se desvanece con el tiempo. Vacunarse es la mejor manera de protegerse a si mismo y a otros.
  • Es fácil vacunarse. La inyección del refuerzo Tdap esta disponible para los adolescentes y adultos y es completamente cubierta por seguro privado. El lugar recomendado para vacunas es en base a la cobertura individual de recetas de cada persona.

¿Tiene esta Cobertura? …

Este es el mejor lugar para Tdap

Seguro Privado o Medicaid

Farmacia o consultorio medico

Medicare

Farmacia

Sin seguro o de bajos ingresos

Clínicas comunitarias gratuitas o ciertas farmacias.

Para obtener más información sobre la epidemia de la tos ferina a nivel estatal o para ver una lista de las clínicas de vacunas, visite www.snohd.org/StopTheCough o llame al 1-800-322-2588.

Notice of School Immunization Requirements

A complete summary of all vaccines, required for Grades K-12school attendance, is available online at the following site:

http://www.doh.wa.gov/CommunityandEnvironment/Schools/Immunization/VaccineRequirements

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