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District Nurse

FLU SHOT CLINIC

Sunday, October 17, 12:00pm-4:00pm

Who: All are welcome: students, staff, family and friends
What: Offering quadrivalent flu vaccines, available in regular dose, high dose (65+), and very limited quantities FluMist (nasal spray)*
When: Sunday, October 17th from noon to 4PM
Where: Jensen's Pharmacy (7067 Dexter Ann Arbor Rd, Dexter, MI 48130) 
How: Pre-registration is recommended, although they will be able to accommodate walk-ins as well.  
 
*Jensen's has indicated they have been unable to replenish their supply of flumist, so if you prefer that one you may want to coordinate an appointment with them at a later date. 
Dexter flu shot clinic details
DCS district nurse Rachel Piersol is available to discuss health concerns and answer student and parent questions.  Please contact her at 734-424-4100 ext.1051 or email piersolr@dexterschools.org.
 
District nurse duties include follow-up on immunizations, injuries, and health concerns, writing emergency plans for students with medical needs, certifying First Responder Teams in each building in First Aid/CPR/AED, and educating staff about student health needs.

Sharing/Updating Medical Information for Students

Each September, we ask all families to review and update student information electronically. One question asks if there has been a change in the student's medical information and directs parents to contact the school nurse with that info. For 2021-2022, this is to be completed as part of the DCS Annual Acknowledgments Form that is-building specific and was distributed the first week in September. 
 

Please use the Medical Update Form to any time there is a significant change to an existing student's medical information (including medication changes or significant health events and diagnoses). This information will be used only to meet this student's health and educational needs in school. It will be kept confidential and will only be shared with staff on an as-needed basis. 

Emergency Plans

Please contact the district nurse if your child has a health condition that requires an emergency plan to be in place for his/her care and treatment. Examples of such conditions include: insulin dependent diabetes, seizure disorders, severe asthma, anaphylactic reactions to foods or insect stings, etc. The nurse is on call for medical concerns or injuries such as asthma attacks, sprains, strains, etc. In the event of a serious emergency, 911 will be called. Parents are always contacted in the event of an emergency.

For students who need to have an Allergy Action Plan, we have a form that parents can bring to appointments to be completed by the physician. Some offices prefer to use their own form, that is fine, too.  

Medications