Tappan Zee High Nurse's Office

Fall 2011

Dear Parent or Guardian:

Meningococcal disease is a serious bacterial infection that can cause meningitis and take the life of a child in just a single day. While meningitis is rare, common everyday activities—such as kissing and sharing drinking glasses—can put even healthy kids at risk for getting the disease.

Anyone can get meningitis, but preteens and teens are at greater risk for infection, and more likely to die from the disease compared with other age groups. Meningitis vaccination is particularly important because the disease moves quickly and can be hard to recognize, especially in its early stages when symptoms are similar to those of less serious illnesses, such as common viral infections. The Center For Disease Control (CDC) and Public health officials recommend meningococcal vaccination for preteens and teens.

The National Association of School Nurses has prepared a brochure, a fact sheet and a video for your review. Please take the time to read and view them, and have your child vaccinated against the Meningococcal disease.

If you have any questions please feel free to email me or call me at 845-680-1647.

Very Sincerely,

Judy Flagg, R.N., B.S.N.
TZHS School Nurse


Important Reminder to Parents of Sophomores
New York State mandates that all students entering Grade 10 have a physical examination by a physician or physician’s assistant.

Please access the required forms below:

Health Office Letter 2011
Annual Physical Examination Form
Annual Medical History Form
Annual Dental Examination Form
Administration of Medication in School
Emergency Contact Information

SOCSD Concussion Policy
NYS Concussion Law
Concussion Education
Coaches Concussion Guide
Fact Sheet for Parents
Fact Sheet for Athletics

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