Nurse’s Notes for October

Nurse’s Notes
October is National Child Health Month

The CDC, Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, recommended a month be dedicated to help teach parents about the prevention of childhood illnesses and diseases, and injuries.

October is also Bullying Awareness month. Bullying today is far more widespread than it was when I was growing up. Cyber bullying has taken bullying to a whole new dangerous level. I attended a seminar by Glen Klinkhart in Anchorage. He is a retired Anchorage Police Officer who was the original internet crimes officer. He has some words of advice about posting information on the internet. His 3 rules of posting are:
-Keep it Light
-Keep it Bright
-Keep it Polite
Can you imagine the change that could make if everyone thought about this before they posted?

Flu season is coming to an area near you! Washing our hands, getting adequate sleep, keeping our hands away from our faces, and coughing/sneezing into our sleeves are simple ways to help prevent the spread of illness. Getting a yearly flu shot is another. We are fortunate in Homer to have many options available for flu shots.

Homer Public Health Center-235-8857: flu vaccine for ages 6 mo – 18 yrs. Universal. Don’t accept insurance. Age 18-29 years flu shot available if uninsured. Done by appointment.

Ulmer’s Pharmacy-235-8594. Said they planned to offer flu shots. Will bill insurance.

Scott’s Family Pharmacy-226-2580. Offering flu shots. Will bill insurance.

Safeway Pharmacy-226-1060 (then push 4): They can bill insurance. Call for more information.

Private Providers – Homer Medical Clinic 235-8586, Kachemak Bay Medical Clinic 235-7000, and Seldovia Village Tribe Clinic 226-2228

Rotary Health Fair- November 3rd, 2018 at the Homer High School 7:30 am-1:30pm

Wishing you health and happiness

Nurse Laura Peek
West Homer Elementary
Fireweed Academy 3rd-6th