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Clinic Staff

Nancy Hardison, RNSchool Nurse
Kim Whitley -Clinic Assistant

Clinic Hours: M-F 8:50am-4:00pm

Clinic Phone: 757.648.4407 or 757.648.7708

Clinic Fax: 757.473.5185

Clinic News/Information  

In the event of an emergency, we must have current information. Please notify the clinic of any changes to your phone number or your designated emergency back-up persons.    

Health Conditions: Please inform the nurse of any health conditions that could affect your child during school and if any health accommodations may be necessary.  Also tell the nurse about any medications your child may be taking or if there are any changes to their health during the school year.

Medication Policy:  Parents are allowed to come to the clinic to administer medication to their child.

To have the nurse or coach to give any medication a doctor must provide a written order, even for over the counter medications like Tylenol or Advil. All medication must be brought to the clinic by an adult in the original bottle.  Students are not allowed to carry medication to school (or to the nurse), even if it is prescribed for the student.   An adult must pick up any remaining medication during the last week of school. The clinic staff must destroy any medication remaining in the clinic on the last day of school.

After School Programs and Medication: The clinic is open during the regular school hours, not during after school activities.  Medications stored in the school clinic are not available to students after regular school hours. If your child could require medications such as an Epi-pen, insulin/glucagon, and/or asthma inhaler, it is important that you notify the school nurse and activity sponsor, prior to your child participating in school sponsored after-school activities to ensure a safe environment for your child.

Insurance:   Insurance information is sent home the first week of school.  Parents are encouraged to buy coverage, since the cost of medical attention is not covered by Virginia Beach City Public Schools. Incidents that occur at school that require medical attention are the financial responsibility of the legal guardian. 

 

The following are important information can be found at www.vbschools.com

 Student Health Services

Current Immunization Requirements

Medication Administration Forms

Life Threatening Allergy Forms

Asthma Health Care Action Plan

 

Tdap Immunization Entry Requirement Changed to 7th Grade

      The 2019 General Assembly passed HB 2215 effective July 1, 2019 that changes the grade in which students are required to receive the Tdap vaccine for school entry from sixth to seventh grade. This immunization requirement change is now included in the Vbschools website sections; Student Registration and Health Services Immunizations.

      Please note that rising 7th grade students who received a Tdap vaccine at any time after 7 years of age (e.g. for 6th grade) have met this requirement.

     If you have any questions, please contact Nancy K Hardison, RN, Bayside Middle School Nurse at 648-4407 or Mary Shaw, coordinator of Health Services at 263-2025.

 

From the Virginia Health Department - FAQ – Tdap School Vaccination Requirement

What are the changes regarding the Tdap school vaccination requirement?

In April 2018, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) changed the minimum recommended age for the tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) adolescent booster vaccine from 10 to 11 years. Although the vaccine is approved by the FDA to be given at a younger age as part of a catch-up-schedule, a routine adolescent booster dose of Tdap should be administered at no younger than 11 years of age.

To align with current guidelines, the Virginia General Assembly passed legislation effective July 1, 2019, that changes the grade in which students are evaluated for receipt of the Tdap vaccine from sixth to seventh grade.

Can a student be conditionally enrolled if the student is under 11 years of age and has not received the Tdap vaccination?

Yes. If a student under 11 years of age has not received a dose of the Tdap vaccine, BUT has had one dose of a tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis containing vaccine (e.g. DTaP), they may be conditionally enrolled in school. If a student does not have one dose of such a vaccine, they must begin a catch-up schedule. Once a student turns 11, they should receive the booster dose of the Tdap vaccine and are adequately immunized for their age and compliant with the vaccine requirement.

Should students under 11 years of age wait to receive the first does of the Tdap vaccine?

Yes. If a student is following a routine vaccination schedule according to ACIP recommendations, a student must be 11 years of age to receive the booster of the Tdap vaccine. If the student is in need of a catch-up vaccine schedule, he may receive a Tdap vaccine as early as age 7 years.

An 11 year old, fully vaccinated, rising seventh grader seeks to enroll today. She received her Tdap vaccine at 10 years old. Will the Tdap dose be acceptable for entry into seventh grade?

According to the Code of Virginia, the student has met the requirement by having a Tdap dose prior to seventh grade. Thus, no additional action is necessary for school admission. Parents should consult with the student’s healthcare provider regarding an additional Tdap now that the student is 11 years of age.

A 12 year old, fully vaccinated, rising seventh grader seeks to enroll today. He received his Tdap vaccine at 11 years old prior to sixth grade. Does he need to get another Tdap vaccine prior to seventh grade?

According to the Code of Virginia, the student has met the requirement by having a Tdap dose prior to seventh grade. Thus, no additional action is necessary for school admission.

An 11-year-old student inadvertently received a dose of Td instead of Tdap. He/She received a 5-dose series of DTaP in childhood. Does the student need to get the Tdap vaccine prior to admission to school? If so, how much time must go by before the Tdap can be administered?

Yes, the student needs to receive the Tdap vaccine. Td does not contain the required booster for acellular pertussis required prior to entry to seventh grade. The student should receive a Tdap vaccination dose as soon as possible.

 

Division of Immunization: 804-864-8055

http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/immunization/requirements/


When should you keep your child home due to illness?

Parents should evaluate if their child should attend school when showing signs or symptoms of a possible contagious illness to protect their child, other students, and school staff. It is recommended that a child with the following not attend school:

  • An oral temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher
  • Open draining skin areas that have not been evaluated by a healthcare provider.
  • More than one episode of vomiting or diarrhea that has not been evaluated by a healthcare provider or child is contagious.
  • Skin rash that has not been evaluated by a healthcare provider
  • Eye appears pink/red with thick yellow discharge (matted eyelid after sleep)
  • Chicken Pox (stay home until all blisters are scabbed over or dry)
  • Persistent productive cough.
  • Extreme fatigue.
  • Antibiotics prescribed for an infection. Medicine must be taken for at least 24 hours before a child can return to school with a return to school note from the prescribing health care provider and must be fever free.
  • Students that are treated for a contagious illness. Healthcare provider must provide a back to school note to the school nurse.
  • Students taking fever-reducing medication to mask a fever.

The nurse will contact the parent of a student showing the above signs and symptoms and recommend that he/she are picked up from school. Please contact the school nurse should you have any questions.

 

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