A confirmed case of mumps has been reported at Queen Elizabeth Public School in Trenton. School and board officials have notified Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Health Unit and all are working together to notify the school community.
Actions taken during the afternoon of Friday, November 26, 2010 include the following:
- A automated telephone message will be sent to students’ homes during the late afternoon/early evening. The message states the following: “This is a message from Queen Elizabeth Public School. A confirmed case of mumps has been reported. Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Health Unit has asked us to let you know that a mumps vaccination clinic will be set up at the school on Monday, November 29th from 8 to 11:00 a.m. If your child has not been vaccinated for mumps, please plan to come to this free clinic. If you have any questions, please contact Vice-principal Joanne Nitschke at 392-5004.”
- For students who are not on record as being vaccinated against mumps, the health unit has prepared a letter of explanation that will go home with students on Monday, November 29.
- For students who are on record as being vaccinated against mumps, the health unit has prepared a different letter of explanation that will go home on Monday, November 29.
- A free mumps vaccination clinic will be set-up at the school on Monday, November 29 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for students who require the mumps vaccination.
Mumps is very contagious. Students who have not been vaccinated should not go to school. Please refer to the health unit letter, linked above, for full details.
For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, firstname.lastname@example.org