Welcome to the Washington Unified School District nursing page. Here, you will find forms and information that you may need for your students.
Whooping Cough Vaccine Requirement
Effective August, 2011, the law requires all that students in grades 7th to 12th have a Tdap booster shot. Your child will need proof of the Tdap booster before entering 7th grade. This shot protects your child against whooping cough (Pertussis), which is now an epidemic in California.
Pertussis is a very contagious disease that can last for weeks or months. The protection they received from the shots they got earlier or from having had pertussis before wears off, so they can get it again. One dose of Tdap vaccine will protect them, their friends and family members, and the community.
If your child has already received the Tdap booster after their 7th birthday, please bring the record to your school office. Our current records may not have this recorded as it is a new shot requirement.
If your child has not received the Tdap booster, please contact your health care provider or clinic to receive the shot as soon as possible. After receiving the shot, please bring the record to your school office.
All immunization records must be signed or stamped by a licensed health care provider or clinic.
Please visit this link to read about 2015 immunization laws (SB277 FAQs): Immunization Laws
Sick Day Guidelines
Your child should stay home if:
Fever of 100.4 or higher
Has more than one episode of vomiting or diarrhea
Your child is unable to participate in school due to:
Lack of appetite
Frequently coughing or sneezing
Severe sore throat - especially if the sore throat is accompanied by a headache, stomach ache, or rash. If your child has these symptoms, call your doctor. The child may have strep throat without a fever
24 hour rule:
Keep your child home until his/her fever has been gone for 24 hours without medicine.
Keep your child home until 24 hours after the last episode of vomiting or diarrhea.
Keep your child home until 24 hours after the first dose of antibiotics.