Important Information

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FLU and OTHER UPDATES

PLEASE KEEP YOUR STUDENT HOME IF:

- Has a recent diagnosis of a communicable/ contagious disease.
- Fever greater than 100ºF within the last 24 hours off of fever reducing medication(antipyretic).
- Vomiting/diarrhea within the past 24 hours
- Uncontrollable cough

PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL NURSE IF:

- A new allergy requiring an action plan.
- Your student has a new medical diagnosis
- A serious injury or condition requiring emergency treatment, hospitalization, or surgery
- A head injury or concussion

FLU UPDATE 2018

Prevention is Key to reduce the spread of Flu.

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/keyfacts.htm

Widespread Influenza Reported. Flu Shots Available at the Board of Health Sudbury.

In response to recent widespread flu illness the Board of Health (BOH) would like to remind residents that it’s not too late to get vaccinated. If you’re not sick, there’s a good chance some of your friends, family members, or colleagues are. The BOH has flu vaccine at the Health Department. Call Phyllis Schilp, BOH Nurse, at 978-440-5477 or schilpp@sudbury.ma.us to schedule an appointment or request a home visit if homebound. Please visit the CDC website on flu for more information: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/index.htm

Important Recall
[3/24/2020] FDA is alerting patients, caregivers and health care professionals that EpiPen 0.3mg and EpiPen Jr 0.15mg auto-injectors, and the authorized generic versions, may potentially have delayed injection or be prevented from properly injecting due to:
- Device failure from spontaneous activation caused by using sideways force to remove the blue safety release
- Device failure from inadvertent or spontaneous activation due to a raised blue safety release
- Difficulty removing the device from the carrier tube
- User errors

Patients should contact Mylan Customer Relations at 800-796-9526 if they find an issue with their auto-injector and to obtain a replacement at no additional cost. Pharmacists should inspect the products before dispensing them to patients to ensure quick access to the auto-injector and should not dispense any product which does not easily slide out of its carrier tube or has a raised blue safety release. As stated on the product label, consumers should always seek emergency medical help right away after using their epinephrine auto-injector.

https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-alerts-patients-and-health-care-professionals-epipen-auto-injector-errors-related-device