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Jefferson County Health Department,

Home Health & Hospice

1212 Walnut – U.S. Hwy 59, Oskaloosa, KS  66066-4200

Phone (785) 403-0025

Public Health Fax (785) 863-2652    Home Health & Hospice Fax (785) 863-3323

Email:  jchd@jfcountyks.com     Website:  www.jfcountyks.com

Clinic Days are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8-4:30

School Nurse Email

FAMILY CARE CLINIC Primary Care Clinic for the Uninsured

Encourage students, parents, and staff to take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs.

·  Students and staff are encouraged to stay home when sick.

  • Students, parents, and staff need to understand the importance of staying home when sick until at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever or signs of a fever (chills, feeling very warm, flushed appearance, or sweating) without the use of fever-reducing medicine.

·  Respiratory etiquette.  See Cover Your Cough.

  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or their bent arm. If you use a tissue, you should put the used tissue in a trash can and wash your hands.
  • Provide adequate supplies within easy reach, including tissues and no-touch trash cans.

Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives


Parent Letter About Bed Bugs

Immunization Requirements

Mosquito Information:

Mosquito Fact Sheet Mosquito Bite Prevention Fact Sheet     Answers to Your Zika Questions
Spraying for Mosquitoes Outside Your Home How Zika Spreads Estimated Range of Mosquitos
Mosquito Bite Prevention for Travelers Mosquito Life Cycle Mosquitoes Out of Your Septic Tank
Pregnant in Zika Affected Areas Protect Your Pregnancy Protect Yourself from Mosquito Bites



Often a student may get vaccinations at doctor visits during the year, but the school may not receive a copy of those doses.  Please consider sending a copy of any updated vaccinations your child receives to the school as soon as possible, so that the nurse can update your child’s records.  Thanks in advance for helping your school nurse insure that your child’s records are accurate!

Medication Administration Request

Guidelines for Asthma Allergy Self Medication


Does Your Child’s Vaccine Record Meet

College Requirements?

As your child prepares for college there are many things on your checklist that need to be completed.

Take the time now to have your child’s immunization record reviewed and obtain the immunizations required for college attendance.  This is one thing you can check off your list early!

Most students living in a dormitory their freshman year are required to have a meningococcal vaccine to protect them from bacterial meningitis, a serious infection.  Even when treated with antibiotics, 10-15% of the people who get this disease die.  Of those who survive, another 11-19% are left with serious lifelong health challenges.

Even if your teen won’t be in college next year, know that many teens have not yet received this vaccine.  If your teen 11-19 years of age hasn’t received it yet, a dose is recommended now.

Vaccines may be obtained through your child’s primary care provider or your local health department.  The Jefferson County Health Department has walk-in clinic hours on Tuesdays and Fridays from 8am – 4pm.

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