School Nurse

School nurse:

Kamella Peirce BSN RN NCSN kpeirce@bedford.k12.va.us

Clinic Reminders (revised 4/23/2020)

Greetings! I hope this finds you all healthy and happy.

Parents of current 6th grade students: To align with current guidelines, the Virginia General Assembly passed legislation effective July 1, 2019, that changes the grade in which students are evaluated for receipt of the Tdap vaccine from 6th grade to 7th grade. However, students are eligible to receive the vaccine at age 11.  Proof of the vaccine will be REQUIRED prior to the start of their 7th grade school year.  It is advised to have it done sooner rather than later to avoid the rush and your child will get their schedule on time. You can send in updated shot records at any time - you do not need to wait until next school year.  Please call the clinic if you have any questions.  Thank you!

Please review the General LMS clinic information link on the left for more information. 

Health  Information:

It is important that we continue to have fact-based conversations utilizing information from health authorities. The morbidity of the COVID-19 virus, while extremely concerning, is less than 2%. 

COVID-19 has a wide range of reported symptoms – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.

These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

When to Seek Medical Attention:

If you develop any of these emergency warning signs* for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

Call 911 if you have a medical emergency: Notify the operator that you have, or think you might have, COVID-19. If possible, put on a cloth face covering before medical help arrives.

Here is information on the differences between a cold, flu, allergies and COVID-19:
https://www.multicare.org/file_viewer.php?id=19865&title=COVID-19-Symptoms-Chart

Here are some resources to help you navigate through this difficult time:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/sick-with-2019-nCoV-fact-sheet.pdf

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/care-for-someone.html

Please know that, as always, the health and safety of our students and staff is our highest priority.   If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email the clinic at the address at the top of this page.

Kamella Peirce, BSN RN NCSN
LMS School Nurse

 

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