Baldwin County Public School Health News

  • Spring Vaccine Clinic

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    Baldwin County Schools, in cooperation with HNH Immunizations (Health Hero), will once again offer a Spring Vaccine Clinic to our students. The clinic will be held March 16 and March 17, 2020. There is no charge to parents for this service. If your child has Medicaid, All Kids, or private insurance, HNH will bill the insurance company for the vaccine. If your child is uninsured, the vaccine will  be given free of charge. As mandated, PEEHIP dependents are not eligible to participate in this program. We apologize for this inconvenience.  PEEHIP recipients are eligible for services offered by the ADPH wellness program.

    1. The clinic will offer the following vaccinations:
    • Tdap - Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis:Ages 11-12 (also age 10 entering 6thgrade)
    • MCV -Meningococcal:Ages 11-12 with a booster dose recommended at age 16
    • HPV - Human Papillomavirus Vaccine:HPV is a cancer prevention vaccine.The vaccine is highly recommended by Alabama Department of Public Health, the Center for Disease Control and America Academy of Pediatrics. The vaccine is most effective at 11—​​ it gives the highest level of protection at ​that age;studies recommend children up to age 14 be given two shots 6-months apart. HPV vaccine can be given to females up to age 26 and males up to 21.
    1. This is an “OPT-IN” Program. Parents are required to consent foreach 
    • Consent forms will be sent directly to the parent from your child’s school.
    • Please sign and return to the school.

     

    No child will be vaccinated  without the written permission from the parent.

     

    FLU

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    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.

     

     

    STUDENT REFERRALS

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    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. 

    Mental Health Resources

     

    PREVENTION

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    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. 

    Head Lice Tips

    Head Lice Parent Information

    Head Lice Q & A