Immunizations are required for students.
- List of required immunizations
- Free immunization clinics
- General information
- Sports physicals
- Forms for students new to ASD
- Special meals
- Asthma action plans
- Diabetes care plans
- Injured or ill students
- Medication administration
- School physicals
- Special needs
Topics of interest
Fact sheet (World Health Organization)
- Seasonal influenza is an acute viral infection that spreads easily from person to person.
- Seasonal influenza viruses circulate worldwide and can affect people in any age group.
- In temperate climates, seasonal epidemics occur mainly during winter while in tropical regions, influenza seasonality is less obvious and epidemics can occur throughout the year.
- Seasonal influenza is a serious public health problem that causes severe illness and death in high risk populations.
- An influenza epidemic can take an economic toll through lost workforce productivity and strained health services.
- Influenza vaccination is the most effective way to prevent disease.
- Antiviral drugs are available for treatment, though influenza viruses can develop resistance to the drugs.
The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated this season.
Bedbugs are a nuisance, but are not known to spread disease. Learn more about bedbugs and how to protect against them in the handout below.
- Bedbug flier
- Bedbugs 101: Information Everyone Should Know
- Alaska Dept. of Health & Social Services bedbug page with links to many resources
- State of Alaska Pesticide Control Program
- Bedbug protocol for nurses
- Bed Bugs for School Kids
- Bed Bugs Epi Bulletin
- Getting the Bed Bugs Out Guide
- Concussion Guidelines
- Concussions Role of the School Nurse (NASN Position Statement)
- Concussion Fact Sheet and Parent Acknowledgement Form for sports activities only
- Student Referral for Impact Post-Concussion Testing
- Concussion Patient Medical Return to Play Release
- Online Concussion training for Nurses
The proliferation of Energy drinks, which may contain more than 10 times the caffeine found in regular sodas, has prompted concern about the side effects from consuming these beverages.
ASD revised its procedures regarding head lice control in 2009.