Information for School Nurses
School nurses play a key role in getting the word out about flu vaccines! Please make sure you have the most current information.
With the beginning of the 2017-2018 influenza (flu) season, school nurses stand ready to educate and increase awareness of the ways to reduce the impact of flu in schools. The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) provides a wealth of information about seasonal influenza that enables school communities to focus on prevention.
Burlington County offers adult and children flu clinics. For more information, please see the Health Department home page for dates and appointments.
The Vaccine Preventable Disease Program works to reduce and eliminate the incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases affecting children, adolescents, and older adults by raising the immunization coverage rates of New Jersey citizens.
Guideline for Outbreak Investigations in Schools
New Jersey Administrative Code mandate that each school district/child care center shall immediately report any communicable diseases that are identified as reportable pursuant to N.J.A.C. 8:57‐1, whether confirmed or presumed, by telephone to the health officer of the jurisdiction in which the school is located. These regulations pertain to youth camps, child care centers, preschools, schools and institutions of higher education. Throughout the rest of this document, we will refer to these generally as “schools.” This document has been prepared to guide in both identification and response to outbreaks occurring in the school setting.
Food Allergy & Epinephrine Policies, Protocols and Reporting
The Burlington County Health Department recognizes that school nurses play an important roles in implementing policies and protocols that help ensure the timely treatment of anaphylaxis in their schools.
The following resources in this link have been developed by the Epinephrine Policies and Protocols Workgroup, a collaboration of representatives of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the National Association of State School Nurse Consultants (NASSNC).