Holy Family Cathedral School is very fortunate to have our health room staffed with a registered nurse, 5 days a week from 8:00-2:30 pm. On Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Mrs. Judy Fletcher, RN, is the school nurse on duty; on Thursdays and Fridays, Mrs. Kathy Brost, RN, is on duty.
Update 2/2/11: Click here for "What Parents Need To Know" about the new Tdap requirement for 7th thru 12 graders.
All parents, especially of students who will be entering 7th through 12th grade: Please be aware of the new California law for the 2011 – 2012 school year. Assembly Bill 354. It states that “all students entering the 7th through 12th grades will need proof of Tdap booster shot before beginning school”. Tdap includes boosters for tetanus and diphtheria in addition to pertussis. Vaccinations received in early childhood lose effectiveness and booster vaccination is needed to prevent the disease. Orange county is experiencing an epidemic of pertussis, commonly called “whooping cough”. Pertussis is highly contagious. County of Orange Public Health Services states “if you child is aged 10 years or older and has not yet received the Tdap pertussis booster shot, he or she should get one now”. Please download the letter regarding Pertussis/Whooping Cough from the County of Public Health on this Health Room site. You can get more information about pertussis and Tdap vaccine from your physician or go to the Orange County Health Agency’s web site at www.ochealthinfo.com/pertussis or call the Orange County Health Care Agency at 1-800-564-8448.
Please continue to check the Health Room page for updates or the latest news on school health, H1N1 flu (commonly known as the swine flu), or other health-related topics.
Please contact the Health Room at (714) 538-6012, Ext. 305 with any questions.