Childress, Gena - Nurse

Hello My Name Is...

Gena Childress

Kingsborough School Nurse - RN, BSN

NO SHOTS!  NO SCHOOL!

According to Texas State Law, all students must be up to
date on Immunizations before starting school. 

Please Bring a Copy of your Child's Shot Record before the 1st Day of School August 24, 2015.

In Middle School all 7th graders will be required to receive a TDAP (within the last 5 years), 2 Varicella (chicken pox) vaccines, and a MCV4 (meningitis) vaccine.

If you as the parent are not sure if your child needs a vaccine, you can contact the nurse at (210) 989-2214, email at gena.childress@harlandale.net or come by the nurse's office prior to the first day of school.

If your child has not received his/her vaccines before the first day of school they will be sent home and the absence will count as an unexcused absence (unless a doctor's note has been provided)!  

If you have lost your original shot record please contact your child's pediatrician or the Texas State Health Department (210) 949-2000 to assist you in getting one.   

Private Insurance Carriers: You can get your child vaccinated at your child's pediatrician's office or any Redi- Clinic (closest) 8503 NW Military Hwy San Antonio, TX (210) 492-8200 located throughout san antonio (no prescription needed).

No Insurance, Medicaid or CHIP: You can call the UHS Harlandale Clinic (210) 606-4789 or walk in at 834 West SouthCross (round tan building across from Collier Elementary) or your child's pediatrician or the Texas State Health Department located Downtown at 332 W Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 207-8780 

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Questions for the Nurse???

  • When should I keep my child at home???                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

         1. We ask that children be kept at home when they have a fever above 100 degrees  and keep them home until they are fever free without medication for 24 hours     before returning to school!

         2. When they are vomiting or have diarrhea.

         3. Please take your child to the doctor if you think that they are sick or feel ill.

         4. Please do not send your child to school if they are ill; they can potentially 

             get other children sick as well.

         5. The nurse cannot excuse your child from school without being seen as well.

  • Does the Nurse have medication to give my child  for a headache or illness?             

         1. No Harlandale Teacher/Nurse can administer any medication without

             a doctor's prescription and the proper paper work filled out in the nurse's

             office. According to State Law, we do not carry over the counter medication

             to give to children for any reason.

         2. Only prescribed medication such as ADHD, Asthma Inhalers, etc. can be given

             with an up to date prescription label, with the child's name, current medication.

             and current date. Without this proper information we cannot

             give the medication to your child.

 

 Medications Given at School!!!

- Please let the nurse know if your child has any medical issues on the emergency card with the information packet that is sent home on the first day of school.          

- Please let the nurse know if any numbers change in the event an emergency happens to your child we can contact you as soon as possible.

- All medication must be dropped off by an adult ONLY at the nurse's office.               

- Children are not allowed to carry nor dispense medication on school campus, if caught consequences will follow.

- All children with asthma need forms found in the nurse's office to be able to self-carry their inhalers as well as a form that needs to be signed by the doctor before administering the asthma medication to your child.                                  

- All adults dropping off medication for their child must sign a medication form before the nurse can dispense the medication to your child!   

 

get well soon

 



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