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Welcome to Resaca Middle School Clinic website

 

Rebecca Martinez, BSN, RN

Resaca Middle School Nurse

Phone: 956-254-5169

Fax: 956-233-6246

Email: remartinez@lfcisd.net

 

Mission Statement
 

The mission of Registered Nurses in LFCISD is to provide professional nursing care and to promote a safe and healthy environment that contributes to academic success.

 

Please feel free to contact me to discuss any medical concerns

related to your child.  You know your child best and any information will help me care for them.

Students will be screened each year for the following exams:

 

  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Height and Weight
  • Scoliosis
  • Acanthosis Nigricans
Children, especially those younger than 5 years, are at higher risk for serious flu-related complications. The flu vaccine offers the best defense against getting the flu and spreading it to others. Getting vaccinated can reduce flu illnesses, doctor’s visits, missed work and school days, and prevent flu-related hospitalizations and deaths in children. Information on this page summarizes vaccine recommendations for children.
 
Influenza (“the flu”) is more dangerous than the common cold for children. Each year, millions of children get sick with seasonal influenza; thousands of children are hospitalized and some children die from flu. Influenza (also known as the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The flu is different from a cold. The flu usually comes on suddenly. People who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:
 
  • Fever* or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue (tiredness)
  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.
  • It is important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever. Flu seasons vary in severity:  CDC estimates that since 2010, flu-related hospitalizations among children younger than 5 years ranged from 7,000 to 26,000 in the United States.  While relatively rare, some children die from flu each year. Since 2004-2005, flu-related deaths in children reported to CDC during regular flu seasons have ranged from 37 deaths to 171 deaths.
  • The single best way to protect your children from the flu is to get them vaccinated each year. The seasonal flu vaccine protects against the influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season.   Flu vaccines can be obtained from your doctor, your clinic or other health care providers such as: UT Mobile Health Clinic and the Cameron County Health Department.  For more information please see: www.TexasFlu.org.
 
If you have problems finding or obtaining the flu vaccine, see your school nurse for additional information or explore the website www.ImmunizeTexas.com .

All 7th grade students are required to have the following vaccines:

 

Tdap (Tetanus/Diphtheria/Acellular Pertusis) or Td

     a booster dose within the last 5 year

            

Meningococcal a dose on or after the student's 11th birthday

     (MCV4,Menectra,Menveo or MenACWY- must be indicated)

 

They must be completed before a student can start Middle School in August of this year.

 

Please scan and email the immunization records to remartinez@lfcisd.net as soon as your child receives their shots. For any questions please contact me at 254-5169.

 

Most children receive these vaccines in 6th grade.  I encourage you to get the shot record in before the end of their 6th grade year.  The nurse will have to verify vaccines before a schedule is given and/or they are allowed into class the first day.

 

Similarities and Differences between Flu and COVID-19​