Nurses' Corner

BCHD Flu Clinic Schedule (2018/19)

Parent information concerning the Coxsackie Virus (Hand, Foot, & Mouth) from the NJ Dept. of Health
Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) or coxsackievirus is a common viral illness that is most frequently seen in the summer and early fall. This illness generally is mild and is most commonly caused by coxsackievirus A16 and enterovirus 71. Although lab tests for coxsackieviruses can be done, most infections are diagnosed by clinical features.

There is no vaccine to protect against HFMD and no specific treatment for HFMD. Fever and pain can be managed with over-the-counter fever reducers and pain relievers. It is important for people with HFMD to drink enough fluids to prevent dehydration (loss of body fluids).

 To prevent the spread of HFMD, the NJDOH recommends:
 • Increase handwashing with soap and water or alcohol hand rub (must contain 60% alcohol).
 • Increase cleaning of commonly touched surfaces (e.g., desks, door knobs, keyboards, sports equipment, countertops).
 • Avoid close contact such as kissing, hugging, or sharing eating utensils, water bottles or cups with infected people.
• Cover coughs and sneezes with your inner elbow or a tissue and throw the tissue away immediately.
Parents should keep students home from school until your child is fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medicine.


                                                  KINDERGARTEN REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS

DTP:                                         5 immunizations (If your child has only 4, the 4th must(Diptheria, Tetanus.                    have been given after the 4th birthday)

POLIO:                                      4 immunizations (If your child has only 3, the 3rd must 
                                                 have been given after the 4th birthday)

MMR:  (Measles, Mumps,              2 immunizations  (the 1st immunization must be 
Rubella)                                      at or after the 1st birthday)

Hepatitis B:                                  3 immunizations (Minimum interval between 1st
                                                   and 2nd dose is 1 month or 4 weeks or 28 days after 

                                                    3 requirements for 3rd dose:
                                                    4 months or 16 weeks or 112 days after 1st dose
                                                    2 months or 8 weeks or 56 days after 2nd dose                                                                 6 months or 24 weeks or 168 days after birth

Varicella:                                        1 immunization at or after the 1st birthday or 
(Chicken  Pox)                                documentation of disease




7th Grade-HPV information

New Jersey has one of the six lowest rates for vaccination against the human papilloma virus, or HPV. This is a series of vaccinations for both boys and girls to help prevent certain types of cancer.

While 60 percent of girls nationally got at least one dose of the vaccine — three are recommended — New Jersey's rate was just 48 percent. Only five states had lower rates — Tennesee, Mississippi, Alaska, Missouri and the lowest, Kansas. The vaccine series is given over a 6-month time frame, much like the Hepatitis B series.

The vaccine protects both boys and girls against the several strains of the virus, which can cause cervical cancer, genital warts and some forms of oral cancer. It is not a mandatory vaccine in New Jersey.

The virus is spread mostly through sex — which means the vaccine must be given before the onset of sexual activity to be effective. For that reason, the CDC recommends it be given to children when they are 11 or 12 years old.

The State of New Jersey is requiring us to send a fact sheet on HPV to each 7th-grade parent on a yearly basis so that parents/guardians may make an informed decision on whether to vaccinate their child or not. If you have any additional questions, please contact me. Please see the fact sheet below for in-depth information.

hpv-indepth-color (1).pdf

Recommended 10th Grade Physicals
Physical Examinations for Tenth Grade Students.gdoc

 Medical Form
s for 18/19 School Year-District Wide

Spanish Asthma Action Plan atpstudent2012spspanish.pdf

Asthma Forms .pdf

Taking Medications at School


New Jersey Family Care Insurance

Welcome to NJ FamilyCare.html
Call 1-800-701-0710
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Monday and Thursday
8:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
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Required NJ State Immunizations

Resources for Parents
addiction and substance abuse resource.pdf
COB free clinics.pdf (free vision clinics by County)

The Flu: A Guide for Parents

The Flu: A Guide for Parents-Spanish