**All meds need to be picked up by the last day of school or they will be discarded**
School clinics are staffed daily with a nurse or substitute nurse employed by Humble ISD. Services provided by the nurse are:
- Rendering of first aid
- Assessing illness/health
- Monitoring ill students until they are well enough to return to class,until their parents pick them up, or their parents give the nurse permission to release the student to go home.
- Administering medication that is medically necesssary during the school day. *see Medications Policy below.
- Creating and implementing a plan of care for students who are physically challenged.
- Screening for problems in vision, hearing, posture, and other health problems relevant to the school population.
- Evaluating immunization status to ensure compliance with Texas law on immunizations.
- Consultation and guidance in areas of medical concern by the student, parent, or teacher.
- Referral and follow-up of students in whom health problems have been identified.
- Prevention and control of communicable disease.
Parents and physicians are strongly encouraged to schedule all necessary student medications for administration during non-school hours. If a student must take medication during school hours in order to observe proper time intervals between doses, and resume full participation in the school program, dispensing the medication can become the responsibility of the school.
When it is necessary that medications be given at school, the following guidelines will be followed:
All medications must be brought to the clinic by the parent.
- All medications (prescription or non-prescription) will be supplied in their original containers.
- Prescription medications must be labeled by the pharmacist with the students' name, name of prescribing physician or dentist, name and strength of medication, amount to be given, and instructions for storage and administration.All medications must be accompanied by a note signed by the student's parents or guardian. The note should state the student's name, the name of the medication, the condition for which the medication is being given, the time the medication is to be given at school, and the dates the medications is to be given at school. In addition, any medication (prescription or non- prescription) that is to be given 10 or more school days must be accompanied by a written order from the physician or dentist prescribing the medication.When medications are to be given for prolonged periods of time, it is the parent's responsibility to maintain an adequate supply of medication and to inform the school of changes in dosage or frequency in administration or if medication is discontinued.PRN (as needed) medications can not be given more than 3 consecutive school days.
- Any unused medications must be picked up by the parent, guardian or an adult. No medication will be sent home with the student.
- Medications left at school will be destroyed at the end of 2 weeks.
All students must be immunized in accordance with state law before entering Texas schools. Vaccines are available from doctors' offices, the Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services Department, 281-446-4222, or the Houston Department of Health and Human Services, 713-794-9320.
- Diphtheria, Tetanus Toxoid, and Pertussis Vaccine (DTP, DTap, DT,Td) - Five doses of any combination DTap/DTP unless the fourth dose was given on or after the fourth birthday
- One dose of Td required ten years after last dose of DTP/DTap/DT. One dose of Tdap is recommended for age 11 and older.
- Polio (IPV) - Four doses unless the third dose was on or after the fourth birthday
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)- Two doses of a measles-containing vaccine with the first dose on or after the first birthday; second dose by age 5 or entry into kindergarten
- Hepatitis B - Three doses
- Varicella - One dose required; two doses recommended. If the first dose was received after age 13, two doses are required. Parent validated history of previous chicken pox illness may substitute for vaccination.
- Additional vaccines recommended by state health officials: Consult with your child's doctor for details.
- Yearly flu shot
For children who need medical exemptions, a written statement by the physician should be submitted to the school annually. Parents/guardians choosing the exemption for reasons of conscience, including a religious belief, should visit www.ImmunizeTexas.com for instructions.
If needed please contact the clinic at 281-641-7505 phone