Nurse Dawn News

June 2, 2017

Health Forms

Here is the MCBOE Health Services webpage which includes health forms:

http://www.mcssk12.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=388212&type=d&pREC_ID=881211

5th Graders Promoting to 6th Grade

Fifth graders must have the Tdap by August 2, 2017.

TDap vaccine is required at the age of 11. Letters have only been sent to those students needing the vaccine. Students that don't have letters being sent home include students who have already had the TDap and students that will NOT turn 11 until after August 2, 2017. If a student turns 11 before August 2, 2017, and does NOT have a TDap they will NOT be given a schedule at the Middle School they will be attending.

Updated Blue Cards

Students must have updated blue cards by August 2, 2017.

Re-Call on Ventolin Inhalers

There is now a recall on inhalers – Ventolin HFA. The reports say that they are leaking, and thus changing the amount administered through each puff. You can read more at the links below. One is from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and the other is the fact sheet from the FDA.

https://community.aafa.org/blog/glaxosmithkline-recalling-ventolin-inhalers-for-possible-package-leakage

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/ires/index.cfm#Product_154371

Lot #’s affected are:

  • 6ZP0003 Exp. 04/18
  • 6ZP9944 Exp. 04/18
  • 6ZP9848 Exp. 03/18

Voluntary Epi-Pen Recall

There has been a Voluntary Epi-Pen recall.


For further info, here is a link to the FDA News Release:

https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm550170.htm

Medication Pick Up for End of School Year

All students with medication at HES will be receiving a letter, Monday, May 1, 2017, concerning when and how medications will be dispersed as the school year comes to a close. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

~ Nurse Dawn