Health Office

The AAS Health Office is trained and equipped to provide immediate first aid, treatment of minor injuries, and health-related information to students, staff and members of the wider school community.

The AAS Health Office is staffed by full-time registered nurses from 8:00 to 18:00.

Throughout the year, health office staff perform health screenings and seasonal vaccination campaigns. They also monitor immunization and take part in health promotion and educational activities. Nurses oversee administration of medication, infectious disease control and  safety in school. Each week, the Health Office sends a health news update to parents, faculty and staff.

Please feel free to contact the Health Office at +7 495-231-4462 ext. or health.office@aas.ru, or stop by and visit us in Room 1011 near the security desk in the main lobby. You are always welcome.

Yours in health,
Christelle Bluteau, B. Sc. Inf

 

Health Requirements and Forms

Please read the section below on Immunizations and required Health Forms. 

Required Immunizations

Please provide a copy of the original immunization document:

  • 4 DTP or DTaP doses (Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis) – including one between 4-6 years.
  • 1 DTP or DTap dose (Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis) – between 11-12 years.
  • Td (tetanus-diptheria) - booster shot every 10 years.
  • 4 IPV or OPV doses (Polio) – including one between 4 -6 years.
  • 2 MMR doses(Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) – one after 12 months and a second between 4-6 years.
  • HIB series (Haemophilus Influenza Type B) – under 5 years of age.

The following vaccinations are strongly recommended. Check with your doctor or health care provider for immunization requirements according to age:

  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Varicella
  • Pneumococcal
  • Meningococcal
  • HPV

Physical exam required up to 12 months prior to starting school and every 2 years thereafter

Tuberculosis test (Mantoux/PPD) with negative results required up to 12 months prior to starting school and every 2 years thereafter.

  • Chest x-ray required if tuberculosis test is positive.
  • BCG vaccination does not exempt the student from a tuberculosis test.

Health Forms

Action Plans

Asthma Action Plan Allergy Action Plan
Seizure Action Plan Diabetes Management Plan

Illness and School Attendance Information

Parents often have questions regarding when a child should stay home from school due to illness. In general, AAS uses the following guidelines:

  • Elevated temperature – above 100 F/37.7 C within the last 24 hours (normal body temperature is 98.6 F/37 C)
  • Vomiting – within the last 24 hours
  • Diarrhea – within the last 24 hours
  • Strep throat – must be on antibiotics for at least 24 hours before returning to school
  • Nose discharge – thick, colored drainage (may need to be evaluated by a physician)
  • Head lice – until treated with medicated shampoo or oil treatment and/ or no live lice found
  • Chickenpox – stay home until all blisters have dried to scabs (about 6 – 10 days)
  • Rash – stay home until the rash is diagnosed as non-contagious. Skin rashes may or may not be contagious. However, this diagnosis cannot be made at school. If a skin rash occurs, the child should remain at home and a physician contacted for diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
  • Pink eye – refers to an inflamed eye. It often includes sticky discharge from the eye and pinkish tint to the sclera (whites of the eye). Prescription eye drops may be needed. Your child should receive the eye drops for 24 hours before returning to school. Contact your child’s physician for advice/treatment.
  • Cough – repetitive coughing that interferes with child’s activity or play may need to be evaluated by a physician.

In cases where one of these conditions arises at school (i.e. elevated temperature, vomiting, diarrhea, draining/mattery eyes, skin rash), the parent will be contacted to take the child home. If the parent cannot be reached, one of your emergency contacts will be asked to pick up the child. School personnel are NOT able to transport students home. Please be sure to have all emergency contact information up-to-date.

If you suspect that your child is ill, please keep them home and have them checked with your health care provider before sending them to school. For the health of the community, this is a better option than sending them to school until you can secure an appointment. It is also better for your child because if they are already sick, they are likely to be more vulnerable to other illness to which they may be exposed at school. Upon their return to school, the student should bring written documentation from the health care provider indicating the diagnosis and information regarding the need for exclusion due communicability. Report all absences to your school division and if ill, remember to give specific details as to the reason for your child’s absence and presenting symptoms. Secretaries or attendance personnel will forward calls involving communicable illness to the health office. You can help prevent many illnesses by making sure your child’s immunizations are up-to-date. Also, hand washing is the single most important way to reduce the spread of infectious diseases in school. Please encourage your child to wash their hands properly and frequently, especially after use of the bathroom, after playing outdoors, after blowing their nose, and before eating.

Medication ­- if a student needs to receive medication while at school, the medicine is to be delivered to the Health Office (room 1011) before school in the morning with a note from parent/guardian. The medication should be in a labeled container with the student’s name, medication name, dosage, and prescribed regimen. If medication contains a controlled substance (Ritalin, Codeine) the medication must be brought to the Health Office by a parent/guardian. NO STUDENT IS ALLOWED TO SELF-MEDICATE AND ALL MEDICINES MUST BE TAKEN UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE SCHOOL HEALTH OFFICE STAFF. THIS INCLUDES ASPIRIN, ANTACIDS, COUGH DROPS, NOSE/EYES DROPS.

Health Conditions - Students with health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, seizure disorders, or severe allergies need to have an updated plan of care, completed by you and your health care provider each fall (forms available in Health Office). Remember to have any prescriptions filled for medicines/inhalers/Epi-pens that you may not be able to purchase here in Moscow. Please be advised that the AAS Health Office is only able to administer Flu vaccines (each fall) and Tick Borne Encephalitis vaccines (in the spring). We ask that all other needed immunizations be administered by your own family physician or health care provider.

It would be greatly appreciated if parents of both returning and new students could complete and return all health information to the health office as soon as possible. This includes student health records, emergency contact numbers and documentation regarding immunizations/tests. All returning students were notified of any missing immunization/test requirements prior to summer vacation.

Contact the Health Center

Call +7(495) 231-4462

Email: health.office@aas.ru

Visit in person: Room 1011 near the security desk in the main lobby

You are always welcome.