Editor’s note: I received this email:
“Good evening parents,
“This is Superintendent Louise Johnson with an important message about your student’s health. We have had multiple reports of Pertussis, or Whooping Cough on campus. The Health Department is making this recommendation:
· If your student has not had a Pertussis booster shot they should have one as soon as possible. Please contact your private provider to obtain a vaccination;
· If your student shows signs of a progressively worsening cold or cough, you should contact your doctor. Although your student will eventually recover, they may expose infants, the elderly or pregnant women who are more at risk for complications.
· Should your child develop Pertussis, he/she will need to be out of school until a 5 day course of antibiotics has been completed.
Please go the Nevada Joint Union High School District website for more information or contact your school’s nurse. Thank you.”