H1N1 (Formerly known as Swine Flu) Information
Last update: 11/19/2009
H1N1 Vaccine Available as of 12/02/2009
There is plenty of H1N1 vaccine available at Ashland High School for students and for staff who have secondary health conditions. Please call 482-8771 x 226 to schedule an appointment. If you had difficulty getting through last week, please be assured that the phones are working much better now.
Immunization Vaccine Update 11/19/2009
Ashland School District has received a limited number of vaccines for H1N1 from Jackson County Health Department.
Because there are a limited number of vaccines, they will be made available to the following groups first:
- School age children
- Staff with secondary health conditions
Vaccinations are available in two forms:
Nasal Mist – recommended for individuals up to age 49 who DO NOT have secondary health risks.
Injection – recommended for individuals with secondary health conditions at this time. Secondary health conditions include asthma, diabetes, lung or cardiac issues, or compromised immunity.
Vaccines will be offered free of charge to the above groups.
If you have a student at Ashland High School, there will be a clinic on Tuesday, November 24. Please call Carol at 482-8771 ext 226. An appointment is required. We have 50 doses of the nasal mist and 100 doses of the injectable vaccine. After our initial supply is exhausted, we will continue to receive vaccine based on request.
If you have a student at another Ashland school, please email Belinda Brown, RN, at Nurse@ashland.k12.or.us for an appointment. You will be notified when your child can receive a vaccine. In grades K – 8, we have 100 doses of the nasal mist and 100 doses of the injectable vaccine. After our initial supply is exhausted, we will continue to receive vaccine based on request.
Parents, non school-age children and other community members can access the H1N1 vaccine through the local county health offices.
FOR OREGON H1N1 FLU UPDATES
|FOR CDC DAILY UPDATES
|Home Prepared SNACKS|
|WHAT CAN PARENTS DO?
CDC: What can parents do?
|What to do if you SNEEZE video|
|LETTER TO PARENTS
From Superintendent DiChiro
|WHAT'S IN CLASS: Flu Fighter Curricula|
|DISTRICT FLU PLAN
ASD Pandemic Flu Plan
|CDC Continuity of Learning|
| State of Oregon Influenza Hot Line. Answers to questions about the flu, including local resources:
800-978-3040. Open M-F 8 am to 6 pm.
|CDC Q and A for Teachers|
|What to do if you get sick?||Taking care of a sick person at home.|
|Do I have the Flu? Self Eval Tool|
What is H1N1?
H1N1, is a new flu virus that causes respiratory illness in people. The virus spreads the same way seasonal influenza viruses spread - mainly from person to person through coughing or sneezing by people with the flu. Sometimes people may become infected by touching something with flu virus on it and then touching their mouth or nose.
Infections from H1N1 flu can be mild to severe. Most cases in the US have been similar to the seasonal flu. However, certain groups are at increased risk of complications from the H1N1 flu. These include pregnant women, infants, children and young adults up to 24 years of age; and those with chronic health conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, or compromised immunity.
What are the schools doing to limit the spread of the disease?We want to keep the schools open to students and functioning in a normal manner during this flu season. Some of the action steps we are putting in place are:
How do I know if my child should stay home?
Anytime your child is showing symptoms that interfere with their ability to learn in the classroom, you should consider keeping them home.
Your child MUST stay home if your child has a fever of 100º degrees fahrenheit or higher AND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING symptoms:
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