from Nurse Kristen Ewers
Coronavirus Updates 2021
Guidelines for Student Illness
It is our goal to keep our children, families, and staff healthy and safe in our school environment. Click here for an "emoji" guide to help decide if you need to stay home.
Meningitis is a potentially fatal illness that may strike at any time. Nearly 10% of those affected, will die from the disease. In some cases-even with treatment-this disease can potentially kill an otherwise healthy young person in less than 48 hours. Those who survive the disease may suffer hearing loss, brain damage and loss of limbs.
A person can catch meningitis by having contact with someone who has the bacteria in their nose or throat (some may not even be sick/or have symptoms, but still be spreading the disease). Why take a chance? Most adolescent cases in the US (up to 83%) could potentially be prevented by a single vaccination that has proved to be safe. This vaccine is available at the Williams County Health Department at a cost of $10.00 for adolescents 18 years and under. Many colleges require this vaccine for admission.
Please call the health department (419) 485-3141 or private physician, if you have any questions.
CDC Vaccines & Immunizations
The Ohio Department of Health has vaccination requirements for students who will be entering the 7th grade for the current school year and for students who will be entering the 12th grade for the current school year.
The Meningitis and Whooping Cough shots are available at the Bryan Walgreens.
Other Medical Resources/Links