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Notes from the Health Office: October 3, 2014

Notes from the Health Office: October 3, 2014
Posted on 10/03/2014
I hope all families have adjusted to the busy schedules that come with the start of a new school year. I would like to take this opportunity to remind you to turn in copies of your child’s physical to the school Health Office. If you have a copy from last year and haven’t already turned it in, please send it into the Health Office. As your child is seen for routine check-ups, be sure to ask for an extra copy to submit to school. Current school health records are important for all students, especially for those with chronic conditions such as asthma and allergies.

As the weather becomes more and more chilly, we are all more likely to get sick. To help keep the community as healthy as possible, we ask that you keep sick children at home to rest and recover. If your child vomits, has diarrhea, or a fever over 100 degrees, please keep them home for 24 hours after their symptoms improve without medicine. Consider getting a flu shot at your doctor’s office, or for free at one of the community flu clinics listed below.

Certainly with the Entero-virus that has been in the news, concerns about coughs and respiratory illnesses are heightened. Proper hand washing with soap and water is the best defense, along with adequate rest and plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables.  

King Open School
Friday, October 24, 2014
 | 5:30  – 7:30PM
850 Cambridge St. (East Cambridge)

Peabody School
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
 | 5:30 – 7:30PM
70 Rindge Ave. (North Cambridge)

Citywide Senior Center
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
 | 5 – 7:30PM
806 Massachusetts Ave. (Central Square)
If your child develops flu-like symptoms, or any other communicable illness, please contact Ife Rollins, School Nurse at 617.349.6562 x120.

ADULTS ONLY

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 | 10AM - 12Noon
Burns Apartments
50 Churchill Ave. (North Cambridge)

Thursday, October 16, 2014 | 10AM - 12:30PM
Citywide Senior Center  (Central Square)
806 Massachusetts Ave.