All children entering 7th grade (including currently enrolled students)
Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis booster (“Tdap”) – not required if a Td booster dose given less than 5 years before 7th grade entry is recorded on the DTaP/Td line
Verification of immunity to varicella – 2 doses or history of disease
Tips to keep yourself and your family Healthy!
Preventing the Flu: Good Health Habits Can Help Stop Germs
The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu. There also are flu antiviral drugs that can be used to treat and prevent the flu.
1. Avoid close contact.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
2. Stay home when you are sick.
If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.
3. Cover your mouth and nose.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
4. Clean your hands.
Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
6. Practice other good health habits.
Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.
Don't get sidelined by the flu. Get vaccinated!
Health services are provided for students to evaluate, protect, and promote health. These services are constructed to (1) maintain access and/or referral to primary health care services, (2) utilize appropriate use of primary health care services, (3) prevent and control communicable disease and other health concerns, (4) provide emergency care for students and staff illness or injury, (5) promote and provide optimum healthful conditions for a safe school facility and school environment, and (6) provide educational and counseling opportunities for promoting and maintaining individual, family, and community health.
Registered nurses in schools function most directly in three areas affecting students: health services, health education, and the school environment. The school nurse will also interact within the school environment with other aspects of school health, mental health, social services, school nutrition, physical education and activity, family and community involvement, and staff health promotion. The Registered School Nurse serves as a professional liaison with faculty, staff, and the medical community and coordinates health programs, promotes healthy lifestyles, and educates students, families, staff, and communities.
"Healthy Children Learn Better"
"Tennessee School Nurses are doing their part, thank you for doing yours"