We will keep this site as updated as possible throughout the fall and winter
All nurses, everywhere, have been busy assimilating all the latest information on the H1N1 virus. As we stated in the notices sent home to all schools this week, there are some simple guidelines to follow:
Keep your child home if they have flu like symptoms to avoid spreading the virus.
Flu like symptoms include:
Children should be kept home until they are fever free for 24 hours without Tylenol, Motrin or Advil or other fever reducers.
These are example websites of good hygiene
Show this website especially to your older children:
And for the younger children:
FLU VACCINE IS NOT MANDATORY. PARENTS SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR PEDIATRICIANS AND PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS FOR GUIDANCE
There are no plans for the schools to do seasonal flu immunizations at this time. It is best to check with your pediatrician and follow his advice.
This seasonal immunization is currently available at you pediatrician/primary care physician’s office. Please check with them and follow their advice.
H1N1 PLANS FOR THE Norwood Public Schools
There are plans being developed to administer H1N1 vaccinations through the schools when it becomes available. (Hopefully in mid to late October). Stay tuned --- because these plans are changing every day.
Tentative plans are as such:
Preschool and kindergarteners will NOT be getting the H1N1 vaccine in school. It is up to parents to consult with their pediatricians.
Grades 1-5 will be offered the vaccine before and after school with a parent present. Each school will have a morning and afternoon session.
The CMS and NHS will be offering the vaccine during school hours with parental permission. Parents do not have to be present.
And by all means keep yourself informed. Beware of Internet sites that offer false information and treatments. Use reliable web sites such as the CDC and the Mass Department of Public Health. Other sites you may want to check out include:
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