I'm Kari Dufur, the school nurse at Bilquist. I also serve Alder Creek Middle School, Oak Grove, and View Acres.
The big news this year is the swine flu, other wise known as the H1N1 virus. PREVENTION is key to staying healthy. There are 4 easy steps to take to help. 1) Cover your cough & sneeze. 2) Wash your hands often. 3) Stay home when you are sick so you don't spread germs. 4) Get the flu vaccines as they become available. To find out more about the H1N1 virus, call the flu hot line at 503-722-2777. You can click on H1N1 icon link on the front page of our web site, too.
Vision screening has been done for all 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade students. Your child's teacher has the results. If you did not get a letter from me, the vision screening was fine. If you need help with obtaining an eye exam, please contact me. I may have resources available.
If you do not have health insurance for your child, there is a fantastic free resource available through Kaiser. Call 503-675-4171 for more information.
H1N1 vaccine update: Our school district will be posting the Clackamas County H1N1 school vaccine clinic dates as soon as they become available. We expect them sometime after November 30th. The H1N1 vaccine is NOT required but it is highly recommended.
Required Immunizations: Don't forget to turn any required vaccine dates to the school nurse. The State exclusion date for insufficient immunizations is in February. The required vaccines include: Tdap for age 10 and older, Dtap for younger than 10, Polio, Varicella, MMR, Hepatitis A & B. To find a clinic near you, call 1-800-SAFENET or the Clackamas County Public Health Clinic: 503-655-8471.