Health Alerts and Announcements
Sandoval County Health Fair
Free Immunizations at the Sandoval County Health Fair, Friday, August 8th from 10 AM to 3PM. Immunizations will be available for children( you must accompany your child and bring the child's current shot record with you). Call 867-2291 for more information.
Health Alerts & News
The latest health alerts:
Tips to Prevent Heat Related Illnesses!
The New Mexico Department of Health and the Children’s Youth and Families Department (CYFD) advise New Mexico residents to take extra precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke and to be extra vigilant to not leave children in vehicles.
People at highest risk of heat related illnesses are the elderly, the very young, and people with existing chronic diseases such as heart disease, and people without access to air conditioning. The very young are particularly vulnerable to heatstroke after being left in hot cars.
Two children have died in New Mexico from heatstroke after being left in hot cars over the last five years. In the United States, heatstroke is the leading cause of non-crash-related deaths in vehicles for children 14 and younger.
Remember, even young and healthy people can get sick from the heat if they participate in strenuous physical activities during hot weather. The Department of Health and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises you to take these steps to prevent heat-related illnesses, injuries, and deaths during hot weather:
· Stay cool indoors; do not rely on a fan as your primary cooling device.
· Drink more water than usual
· Avoid alcohol or liquids containing high amounts of sugar
· Replace salt and minerals.
· Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing.
· Schedule outdoor activities carefully.
· Pace yourself.
· Monitor people at high risk.
· Do not leave pets or children in cars.
ALL STUDENTS ENTERING 7TH GRADE must have an updated TDAP immunization. Please check with your student's nurse for additional information. Check the immunization schedule here.
EXEMPTIONS: Only students who have a notarized medical or religious exemption form will be allowed to attend school without up to date immunizations. Personal/philisophical exemptions no longer qualify as an approved exemption. This change in requirements came from the New Mexico Department of Health. You can access the new form and information at the Department of Health website: archive.immunizenm.org/documents/ImmunizationExemptionForm.pdf
Head lice have been co-existing with us since ancient times. Head lice are not a health hazard or a sign of poor hygiene and are not the cause of any disease. In the United States, preschool and elementary school students are the most common age groups who get head lice. Our goal is to help parents recognize head lice in their students so they can take action quickly. Your school nurse can provide information about the diagnosis and treatment options for families so children can return to school immediately.