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How does a School Nurse benefit our School?

posted May 12, 2017, 8:09 AM by Jennifer, THERMENOS   [ updated May 12, 2017, 8:10 AM ]
Today is International Nurses Day, an international day celebrated around the world on 12 May (the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth) of each year, to mark the contributions nurses make to society.  I thought it would be interesting to take a look at how a school nurse contributes to a school.  Follow this link to find out:

https://higherlogicdownload.s3.amazonaws.com/NASN/658e97be-9aae-4759-b5fe-feb712c1871d/UploadedImages/New%20Website%20Documents/FiveWays.pdf

Now for a vaccine update:  Dakar awaits the full coverage quadrivalent meningococcal vaccine to protect against meningitis (look for the name Menomune or Menactra).  Some locations in Dakar (Pharmacie Guigon and Pharmacie Arc En Ciel) now have a partial coverage vaccine (look for the name Meningo).  For those that are seeking the meningococcal vaccine, I suggest you discuss with your healthcare provider what is best for you and your family:  to take what is available now, to wait for the full coverage vaccine to arrive in Dakar, or to wait until you travel, if you travel elsewhere, in the summer.  Institut Pasteur does not have the vaccine at this time.

Cheers to your Health,

Nurse Jen





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