Welcome to Health Services
Health Services are managed by Carol Inniss, BSN, RN, who is a certified school nurse with many years of experience in nursing, pediatrics and school health. Our school clinics are staffed through the school day by healthcare paraprofessionals. Our goal is to assist students with health issues that impact their participation in the education program.
 
Please scroll down through the items below for information on currrent health topics.  Over on the right side are links to downloadable forms and flyers. 
 
Carol Inniss, BSN, RN, School Nurse
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports Mumps outbreak.

As of November 5, 2016, 45 states and the District of Columbia in the U.S. reported mumps infections in 2,879 people to CDC. Six states have reported more than 100 cases this year: Arkansas, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Oklahoma.

College campuses are often the site of outbreaks because students live and socialize closely together.  These students will soon be returning to their family homes for Winter Break and could spread mumps to their home communities also. 

Click on this link for more information on mumps, the outbreak and the importance of vaccination against measles, mumps and rubella diseases.   http://www.cdc.gov/mumps/index.html
 
Contact your healthcare provider or the Cuyahoga County Board of Health for immunizations if you or your child are not properly immunized against Mumps.
Flu Shots can protect you and everyone around you!
 New Flu Information for 2016-2017

Getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations. The more people who get vaccinated, the more people will be protected from flu, including older people, very young children, pregnant women and people with certain health conditions who are more vulnerable to serious flu complications.

Call your healthcare provider, go to a retail pharmacy, or contact the Cuyahoga County Board of Health to get a flu vaccine. 
 
When will flu activity begin and when will it peak?

The timing of flu is very unpredictable and can vary in different parts of the country and from season to season. Seasonal flu viruses can be detected year-round, however, seasonal flu activity can begin as early as October and continue to occur as late as May. Flu activity most commonly peaks in the United States between December and March.

What should I do to protect myself from flu this season?

CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease.

In addition to getting a seasonal flu vaccine, you can take everyday preventive actions like staying away from sick people and washing your hands to reduce the spread of germs. If you are sick with flu, stay home from work or school to prevent spreading flu to others. In addition, there are prescription medications called antiviral drugs that can be used to treat influenza illness. 

Immunization Requirements for the 2017-18 school year.

FOR 7TH GRADERS:  All students entering 7th grade are required to have one dose of Meningococcal vaccine and one dose of Tdap (Tetanus, Diptheria and Pertussis) prior to the start of the school year in August 2017. 

FOR SENIORS:  In addition, all students entering the 12th grade are required to have two doses of Meningococcal vaccine prior to the start of the school year in August 2017.  If a student received their first dose after their 16th birthday, then just one dose is required.

ALL OTHER STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE IMMUNIZATIONS ACCORDING TO THE SCHEDULE IN THE DOWNLOAD COLUMN TO THE RIGHT.
 
Your healthcare provider can administer these vaccines or you can contact the Cuyahoga County Board of Health at 216-201-2041 for an appointment at one of their clinics. 
 
Click on this link for more information on this deadly disease and the vaccine that can prevent it.  .Meningococcal Vaccine and Disease Q & A 
 
If your child has already had these vaccines, please provide an updated vaccine record to the school either by fax, scan or sending in a copy with your student to drop off at the Clinic. 
 
Please contact Mrs. Inniss, RN, School Nurse for any questions at cinniss@mayfieldschools.org
 
 
 
Information on Head Lice
Click on these links below for videos that provide helpful information if your child has been exposed to head lice.
 
 
 
This link will provide an information sheet with the latest information on head lice.
 
When Filling Your Child's Prescriptions for School
When filling prescriptions that will be given at home and school, please ask the Pharmacist each month for a labeled prescription bottle for home and one for school.
How can Health Services help parents?
When Students are Ill   Please click on this link if you are not sure if your child should attend school due to possible illness.
 
Health Screenings:  Health Services provides the following screenings.  If your child does not pass the screening, a referral letter will be sent to you. 
  • Distance Visual Acuity is done on students in Preschool, KG, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9th grades.
  • Hearing screening is done on students in Preschool, KG, 1, 3, 5, 9 and 11th grades.
  • Posture screening is done on all 7th grade students.
  • Lice screenings are done on close contacts of a student who has been identified as having this condition.
 
 
Immunization Information for School Attendance
Medications in School
Special Health Conditions
Students with Asthma

Authorization to Administer Medication
If school staff need to give your child asthma medication
Asthma Action Plan
Description of steps to follow in assisting your student with asthma
Physician's Statement of Exam

Preschool Physical Form
An updated physical exam is required to be on file every 13 months for children to attend preschool.
Eye Specialist Report
This form was sent home if your child was not able to pass the vision screening in school and a suggestion has been made for followup with a vision professional.
IEP Eye Exam Report
Eye exam performed for an Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
OHSAA forms for Athletic Participation
http://www.ohsaa.org/medicine/PPE_2015-16.pdf
Allergy Information
Medications forms for Overnight School Trips
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