August 29, 2019

Flu Vaccinations (available for all students)

Meningitis (MCV4) Vaccines (available for seniors)

 at Wells High School!


Where? Nurse Endsley’s Office at WHS

When? As soon as the vaccine arrives!

Requirements? Submit completed Flu and or Meningitis (MCV4) Vaccination form 

                                 in to Nurse Endsley 


  • Flu Vaccination forms can be found in first-day-of-school student packets or on the Nurse’s website: WHS Nurse Website


  • This program is totally voluntary, If you DO NOT want your child vaccinated, you do not need to fill out the form!

  • For more information and permission slips, please visit the nurse website or call Nurse Endsley at 641-6967 or e-mail pendsley@wocsd.org


  • Vaccinations may be administered as early as picture day on September 17 ( if vaccine arrives). Students who miss the vaccine on picture day can still get the immunization at a later time in the nurse’s office.


Meningitis Vaccinations for Seniors

     All seniors must be in compliance with state law for the meningitis vaccine (MCV4).

Letters were sent home this summer with your student’s status. Nurse Endsley will be following up with parents/guardians of those students still not in compliance. If you have an appt. scheduled for the (vaccine with your student’s provider), please contact Mrs. Endsley with the date. Mrs Endsley can also administer the MCV4 vaccine to your senior during the school day  at no charge. All that is needed is the signed permission form (also found on the nurse website page above).

Questions?: Call Nurse Endsley at 641-6967 or email pendsley@wocsd.org

From the American Academy of Pediatrics

Seasonal allergy medication cannot be administered at school without an order from the student’s primary medical care provider.  If your student is prescribed seasonal allergy medication please remind them to take their medication at home as directed. 

FMI read the article below from the American College of Alllergy, Asthma, and Immunology.  In many cases allergy medication can be started before the symptoms become severe.  As always , discuss this with your student’s healthcare provider.

Which medications work best to deal with your spring allergies? And how much do you need to take to be effective?



Just a reminder, any student who needs to carry an epinephrine pen or asthma inhaler for any reason needs to have the appropriate form filled out by primary medical provider and parent or guardian. The Asthma and Allergy plans can be downloaded from the "Forms" page. 

All other medications during the school day need to administered by the school nurse.  The medication permission form may also be found on the "Forms" page as well.

I am happy to fax any of the forms to the student's medical office after it is filled out and signed by the parent or guardian.

Best wishes for a safe and happy school year!

Pat Endsley MSN, RN NCSN



updated 9/13/17

Epinephrine Auto-Injector Options

School nurses advocate for equity in access to care for all students. As the new school year unfolds, students and families want to know how to access lifesaving medication in the event of anaphylaxis. NASN requested information for school nurses to provide to families. The information below is current as of September 20, 2017

Options for Access to Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

  • Generic/Branded Epinephrine Auto-injector -  Adrenaclick
  • EpiPen Products: My Epi Pen Savings card 
  •                                Paying for Epi Pen
  •  Auvi- Q: Auvi Q epinephrine device is back (It had been recalled a couple years ago.) It delivers the same dose as the Epi-Pen but has voice prompts much like                 an AED to guide the person through the administration. Auvi-Q Affordibility
  • Good Rx:  Plug in your medication  and zip code to shop around.  Prices vary widely by pharmacy!  (Check out the Adrenaclick)















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Patricia Endsley,
May 1, 2019, 6:34 AM