Asbury Park High School
Lori Chelborg-Ramos, R.N. x2658
Dr. Marting Luther King Jr. Middle School
Vacant - SubNurse on Duty
Barack Obama Elementary School
Irene Mullin, R.N. x2331
Bradley Elementary School
Lynne Dunn, R.N. x2303
Thurgood Marshall Elementary School
Mary Femiano, R.N. x2710
Early Chilhood Department
Denise Davidoski, R.N. x2372
Mary Piccicacco, R.N. x2372
Importance of Vaccines
Top 10 Reasons to Protect Children Through Vaccination
•Parents want to do everything possible to make sure their children are healthy and protected from preventable diseases. Vaccination is the best way to do that.
•Vaccination protects children from serious illness and complications of vaccine-preventable diseases which can include amputation of an arm or leg, paralysis of limbs, hearing loss, convulsions, brain damage, and death.
•Vaccine-preventable diseases, such as measles, mumps, and whooping cough, are still a threat. They continue to infect U.S. children, resulting in hospitalizations and deaths every year.
•Though vaccination has led to a dramatic decline in the number of U.S. cases of several infectious diseases, some of these diseases are quite common in other countries and are brought to the U.S. by international travelers. If children are not vaccinated, they could easily get one of these diseases from a traveler or while traveling themselves.
•Outbreaks of preventable diseases occur when many parents decide not to vaccinate their children.
•Vaccination is safe and effective. All vaccines undergo long and careful review by scientists, doctors, and the federal government to make sure they are safe.
•Organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention all strongly support protecting children with recommended vaccinations.
•Vaccination protects others you care about, including family members, friends, and grandparents.
•If children aren’t vaccinated, they can spread disease to other children who are too young to be vaccinated or to people with weakened immune systems, such as transplant recipients and people with cancer. This could result in long-term complications and even death for these vulnerable people.
•We all have a public health commitment to our communities to protect each other and each other’s children by vaccinating our own family members.
Source: Immunization Action Coalition, Top Ten Reasons to Protect Your Child by Vaccinating, http://www.vaccineinformation.org/vaccines-save-lives/index.asp
School health services contribute to the goals of the education system and the healthcare system by providing screenings and referrals, administering medications and treatments, providing first aid, providing health counseling and education, and supporting students to acquire self-management skills. The purpose of school health services is to ensure that all students are healthy and ready to learn. The school health team consist of the school physician, school nurse(s), and health assistants working in partnership with the student, his/her parents, the student’s primary healthcare provider(s).