Nurse- Laurie James (682) 314 - 0415
Nurse Aide- Denise Hernandez (682) 314 - 0416
If your student needs immunizations over the summer, the Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County offers a series of clinics all across Tarrant County in August.
Adults who need a tetanus booster (TDaP) or other safety net may also receive low-cost vaccines. (Link here)
Although as of this writing (2/8/16) there have been no cases of the Zika virus in Tarrant County, the Health Department has prepared information for people who are interested or concerned. Go to the TCHD website at: http://access.tarrantcounty.com/content/main/en/public-health/disease-control---prevention/zika.html?linklocation=departmentcarousel&linkname=Public Health:Zika Virus
For parents of students with asthma:
GlaxoSmithKline has recalled two lots of their Ventolin Inhalers. Please review the information in the link below and speak to your student’s medical provider.
Health Watch: Influenza (flu)
Every year, thousands of people are hospitalized with the flu. Being sick with the flu can be serious. Symptoms – which usually come on suddenly – include fever, cough, sore throat, nasal congestion, headache, body aches and extreme fatigue. Vaccination is the first and most important step toward preventing the spread of flu.
Taking the Necessary Precautions
The Mansfield ISD Health Service Department would like to encourage students and staff to take the necessary precautions in reducing the transmission of communicable diseases.
Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective. (Parents, please encourage proper hand-washing techniques at home.)
Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you sneeze or cough. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it. If tissues are not available, then cough in the crease of your arm.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way. As a school district, we are cleansing flat surfaces with an approved cleaning agent and continue to educate staff and students.
If your child has flu-like symptoms, seek care from your primary care physician. (For those that are uninsured, please contact the JPS school-based clinic)
Please keep your child(ren) home if they are sick for at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever over 100.0, or signs of a fever, without the use of fever-reducing medicines.
Parents: MISD requires that medications (even over-the-counter medications) be kept in the school clinic. Additionally, if your student is taking medication at school, the following form must be completed and returned to the clinic.