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Influenza

Parents, schools are required to track the incidence of influenza for the County Health Department.  If you are calling your child off for the flu please keep in mind, for the purpose of reporting, the following are considered symptoms of Influenza:

  • Sudden onset of symptoms
  • Fever>100 degrees
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue

Clarification of Meningitis vaccine requirements for 7th & 12 grade students

Your student may need a booster shot to be in compliance. Please check with your health care provider.

Immunization Clarification

Regarding immunization requirements for students in 7th & 12th grades

  • 7th grade students are required to show proof of having a Tdap booster shot & a meningitis shot (MCV)
  • 12th grade students are required to show proof of a Meningitis booster shot if their initial vaccine was given before age 16
  • If a student is older than 15, and getting their first meningitis shot, they will only require one vaccine
  • The Trumbull County Health Department has added a walk in clinic for students in grades 7 & 12 only on Tuesday September 20th from 12pm-4pm.  The clinic for September 21 is full.
  • The clinic is first come, first served. Vaccine supplies are limited.
  • The TCHD will only vaccinate students if: They are on Medicaid ,they have no insurance, or the insurance they have does not cover vaccines
  • Remember to take your child’s shot record with you if you go to the TCHD
  • If you have questions, call the TCHD at 330-675-2590 #3
  • Shot records are due in the clinic by Sept. 30th

7th and 12th Grade Immunization Requirements

Parents, please be aware there are new immunization requirements for students entering 7th and 12th grades in 2016.  Please see the details in the PDF below.  Immunization records for ALL new students and students entering 7th and 12th grades are due by September 30, 2016.  If you have questions, please email sharron [dot] harperatlabrae [dot] school (Mrs. Harper.)  Make your appointments early to avoid the rush at the start of school.  Thank you.

See also Kindergarten required immunizations.

Immunizations Required for School

Stomach Virus

We are seeing an increase in the number of elementary students with gastrointestinal symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, & “stomach virus” with and without fever.  If your student is vomiting or has diarrhea please keep them home until they are symptom free for 24 hours.  If symptoms persist dehydration is a risk.  Consult your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.

Reporting Off for Flu

Parents, for purposes of tracking influenza activity in the district, refer to the symptoms below when reporting your child off with the flu.  If you child has been diagnosed with respiratory influenza and is under a Doctor’s care please let the school know.  We track the number of reported flu cases and notify district families when the numbers are high.  Refer to www.cdc.gov/flu for comprehensive influenza information and current state by state flu activity. As always, prevention is your best weapon in the fight against the flu, frequent hand washing, avoiding individuals known to be ill, avoiding crowds, as well as proper rest and nutrition will all help decrease the likelihood of contracting influenza.  Thank you

Influenza Symptoms

Influenza (also known as the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The flu is different from a cold. The flu usually comes on suddenly. People who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:

  • Fever* or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue (tiredness)
  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.

* It's important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever (cdc.gov)

Flu Alert

If you watch the news you have no doubt heard the flu is starting to show up across the country.  The CDC reports it is especially strong in young adults.  Please remember to reinforce good flu precaution habits like covering coughs & sneezes, frequent hand washing, proper nutrition & rest.  For more comprehensive, current influenza information check out the CDC website at: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/

Dental Sealant Program

A big thank you to the Dental Sealant Program from the Warren City Health Department. The team recently saw 68 students in our district, and provided $7,350.00 worth of dental sealants to participating students in grades 2, 3, 6, and 7 at no charge!  All participating students received a free dental exam as well.  Any student needing dental care had a referral letter sent home.  This program has been available to our students for over 10 years.  This is a huge savings to families in our district.  Thank you to the Dental Sealant Team for the excellent care & service to our students.

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