Welcome to the School Nurse's Web Page! My name is Sandra Pollock and I have been the school nurse at this campus for the past 22 years. I am a registered nurse and have been in nursing for 31 years. I am married to Joe, who is retired. We have one daughter, Laura and one son, Jason. My hobbies include baking, shopping, home projects, and working part time at Seton Highland Lakes Emergency Room in Burnet.
Advice for Parents on Talking to Children About the Flu
Focus on what your child can do to fight the flu and to not spread flu to others:
Have your child get a flu vaccine. The flu shot may pinch, but it will help protect them from getting sick later. A flu vaccine given as a nasal spray may also be available.
Encourage them to try to stay away from people who are sick.
Encourage them to cough and sneeze into a tissue when they are sick. Throw the tissue in the trash right away. If they do not have a tissue, they should cover their mouth and nose with their arm.
Encourage them to wash hands often with soap and warm water for 15-20 seconds. Set a good example by doing this yourself.
Encourage them to stay home from work and school if they are sick, and stay away from people until they are better.
The following link takes you to the TSNO news page, where new recommendations on meningitis vaccinations is discussed. In this article, there is also a link to a youtube video from Texas Children’s Hospital outlining the severity of meningitis.http://txsno.org/news
Please feel free to call or email me with any questions or concerns about your student. (830) 798-3545 or email@example.com