Baldwin County Public School Health News
The Baldwin County Board of Education, in cooperation with HNH Immunizations Inc., will once again offer the influenza (FLU) vaccines in schools The vaccination will be made available to all students, except for students who are dependents of parents insured by the Public Education Employee Health Insurance Program (PEEHIP). Employee’s children are given the opportunity to participate in the Alabama Department of Public Health Wellness school clinics and are not eligible for this program. To read the complete parent letter click here.
As a result of the Baldwin County Public Schools emergency school closing, parents are required to pick up student medications kept in the school’s health room. Per the Health Services Emergency and Evacuation Guidelines, the student’s parent or guardian will be required to sign the Medication Administration Record verifying receipt of your child’s medications. Medications may be picked up starting on Monday, March 16 through Wednesday, March 18 at no later than 3:00 p.m.
Influenza and other common viruses have been highly prevalent in recent weeks, healthcare providers have seen high rates of asthma exacerbations, and other respiratory illnesses. We are reminding administrators, and all staff and students about the importance of hand washing in our schools. Robust measures to ensure hand washing prior to all snacks and meals is a must!
To learn more about handwashing please click this link to the CDC (Centers For Disease Control) recomendations or visit the Baldwin County Health Services Department for more information at this link.
Students are generally referred to Baldwin County Public School System social workers by guidance counselors, school nurses, or administrators. Referral reasons may include mental health issues, financial difficulties, medical concerns, behavioral problems, parent-child conflict, family crises, suspected child abuse/neglect, poor academic performance, and truancy/excessive tardiness.
If you need additional counseling services please feel free contact one of these resources in the Baldwin County area.
Parents – This is the time of the year for colds, flu and other childhood illnesses. A common childhood nuisance that is often seen is head lice. Anyone can get head lice. Learn more what you can do and what you should do for prevention.