Health Services



Our Sequim air quality is being affected. This interactive map gives you information about the current air quality and the forecast. The Forecast (see tab at top at wa.gov site given below) 

Stampede, Bell Hill, Sequim, United States of America, Sequim, United States of America Air Pollution: Real-time Air Quality Index (AQI) (aqicn.org)

 Interactive Maps (wa.gov)

Washington Air Quality Guide for Particle Pollution


Please click on the link below to report positive COVID test results for all tests done at home.

 www.clallam.net/covidreporting

Please report your students positive Covid test results to Covid Central.

Covid Central is available every school day from 9am to 3pm to answer all your Covid related questions.

[email protected]

Phone: 360-582-3433 or 360-912-1949


Need convenient at-home COVID tests? Washington residents can request up to 10 tests every month
 
http://sayyescovidhometest.org



important annoucement

PFIZER BOOSTER RECOMMENDED FOR 5-11 YEARS

As of today, you may begin administering Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 boosters to anyone who qualifies.

Yesterday, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup expanded the recommendation for a booster dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to everyone age 5 years and older at least 5 months after their primary series.  Children who are immunocompromised should receive a booster dose at least 3 months after their primary series.

Please see the Latest News for more details. https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-expands-eligibility-pfizer-biontech-covid-19-vaccine-booster-dose

 


What's the deal with boosters (and why it's a good time for a boost)Public Health Insider blog

Have you recently been notified by your child's school or your employer that you've possibly been exposed to COVID? Or have your heard from friends or family that they've had a positive test? If so, you aren't alone. COVID cases are rising again. If you are eligible for a booster shot but haven't gotten it yet, now is a perfect time to boost your protection.


 

Q:  WHAT IS VAERS?

A:  Established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the 1990s, the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System, or VAERS, is a way for people to report any health issues they may have after receiving a vaccination.  Issues may include allergic reactions, blood clots, intestinal problems, or anything else.  When patterns in the reporting occur, it can serve as a warning for potential safety concerns and prompt further investigation.

Since the authorization of the COVID-19 vaccine, the publicly-available VAERS data has been misused by activists and organizations who oppose vaccines.  VAERS collects data, but does not directly attribute health problems or deaths to vaccination.  Some people ignore this important fact and state the COVID-19 vaccine is not safe, and causes serious side effects or death.  It's one of the many ways misinformation and disinformation have persisted throughout the pandemic.

If you aren't familiar with VAERS, we hope you take time to read about it and reassure your patients and clients that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe and offers the best protection against severe illness and death.

Read more about VAERS: 

What VAERS Is (and Isn't) - Johns Hopkins 

Guide to Interpreting VAERS Data - HHS

Antivaccine activists use a government database on side effects to scare the public - Science.org

The CDC's After Getting the Vaccine page shares what you can expect after getting vaccinated, including common side effects.

 

Can you use a COVID-19 home (antigen) test after the expiration date?

New FAQ added to Rapid self-testing section

 


Sequim School District
Health Services Staff
Contact Us:

School Nurse 
Sonja Bittner BSN, RN
[email protected]
360-477-7728
360-582-3424

Health Services Specialist 
Ardis Mangano
[email protected]
360-582-3425

Helen Haller Health Clerk
Cherie Hendrickson
[email protected]
360-582-3509 

Middle School Health Clerk
Kate Ross
[email protected]
360-582-3509

High School Health Clerk 
Celene Frick
[email protected]
360-582-3604

Greywolf Health Clerk
Cassie Cobb
[email protected]
360-582-3305

HHE, OPA, SMS Health Clerk
Kyla Adolphe
[email protected]
360-582-3239