Health Services

School Nurse
Karen Laino
732-525-2118, Ext. 2236

Take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs.

-Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
-While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
-If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone for 24 hours without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.)
-Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
-Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
-Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
-Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
-Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu.

THE NJ HEALTH DEPT REQUIRES UPDATED VACCINES:

PreK students require a flu vaccine annually before December 31.

Children entering kindergarten require booster vaccines before the start of the school year. Unless they do not turn 5 years old til after September. Then vaccines are due after their 5th birthday.

All students entering grade 6 are required to submit a physical. The Tdap booster is required after age 10 years and the meningitis vaccine is required after age 11 yrs. Proof of immunization is required before your child will be given their school schedule. If their birthday is after the start of school they will have til after their birthday to submit proof.