Medication Information and Forms
- Medication Cover Letter (PDF)
- Parental Consent and Medication Order Form (PDF) | En Español (PDF)
- Epinephrine Administration Order and Emergency Care Plan (PDF)
- Field Trip Health-Related Information (PDF)
- Field Trip Self-Administration Medication Form for Parents (PDF) | En Español (PDF)
- Protecting Children from Abduction (PDF) | En Español (PDF)
The flu vaccine should be given to everyone 6 months and older, as it is the best option for protection, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. The AAP tells us that the annual flu vaccine significantly reduces a child’s risk of severe influenza and death. Special effort should be made to vaccinate all children 6 months and older who have conditions that increase their risk of complications of flu. This includes infants born preterm and those with chronic medical conditions, including asthma and other chronic lung diseases, heart disease, diabetes and other metabolic problems, and weakened immune systems, among others. Influenza vaccine should be given to all women who are pregnant, considering pregnancy or are in the postpartum period or are breastfeeding during the flu season. Contact your child’s School Nurse for more information.
- Seasonal Flu Facts (PDF) | En Español (PDF)
- The Flu Guide (PDF) | En Español (PDF)
- Children & Influenza (Flu) https://www.cdc.gov/flu/
- Los niños y la influenza https://espanol.cdc.
- Is the Flu Shot a Good Idea for Your Family?
- ¿La vacuna antigripal es una buena idea para su familia?
- Does My Child Need a Flu Shot?
- ¿Mi hijo necesita una vacuna antigripal inyectable este año?
- Immunization Records Guidelines (PDF) | En Español (PDF)
- Meningococcal Vaccine (MenACWY) Information Statement (PDF) | En Español (PDF)
- MA Immunization Information Fact Sheet for Parents (PDF) | En Español (PDF)
School Nurses are key members of the education team and leaders of school health who keep students healthy, safe and ready to learn. Healthy children attend school regularly, participate in their classes and do better on assignments and tests. Holyoke Public School nurses help make this happen!
Morgan – Camille Lopez, firstname.lastname@example.org,
phone: 413-493-1667, fax: 413-540-2426
- West Nile Virus Information | En Español
- Free, Family, Fun Ideas for School Closures | En Español
- Social & Emotional Development Parent Toolkit
- Chickenpox Fact Sheet | En Español
- Dental Providers in the Greater Holyoke Area (PDF)
- Facts for Parents about E-cigarettes and Vaping | En Español
- School Medication, Procedure and Treatment Order Guidelines – Medications, Procedures and Treatments at School Require Current Written Orders and Parent/Guardian Signature – If your child needs a medication, procedure or treatment during the school day, a current and proper order from a licensed prescriber must be given to the nurse at your child’s school before the student enters or re-enters school. Orders will be renewed as needed, including at the beginning of each academic year. Contact your child’s school nurse for more information or if you have questions. En Español (PDF).
- Protecting Children from Extreme Heat – Extreme heat can cause children to become sick in several ways. Make sure to protect your child from the heat as much as possible, watch for symptoms and call your pediatrician if you see any develop.|(En Español).
- Great Body Shop Comprehensive Health Education Curriculum
- Let’s Move Holyoke! 5-2-1-0 A Moverse Holyoke! 5-2-1-0
- Head Lice Information – Head Lice (Pediculosis) Policy (PDF) / En Español (PDF) / MA DPH Head Lice Fact Sheet (PDF) / En Español (PDF)