So we have several pregnant teachers that have students who have been diagnosed with chicken pox. I have sent these teachers home and advised them to notify their OBGYN immediatley.
I do not want to cause a panic, but we do have to be cautious. What do you all do in a situation like this ?
Thanks School Nurses
Dec 10, '15
Praiser, did you report the cases of chicken pox to your health department? In my state, that is reportable disease if a student in my school has it. They would help me determine who was at risk, including self members and even work with each of those staff members about whether or not they would need to be excluded.
Variella vaccine can be given after immediate exposure for most of the population that was not previously immunized/immune, but for those pregnant, also referring to their GYN is what I'd do since the vaccine cannot be taken while pregnant. I'd then let the public health department help me determine if any further steps need to be taken.
Last edit by JenTheSchoolRN on Dec 10, '15