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School Nurse

Welcome to the Meridian Park Health Office!

My name is Tama Leahy, and I am the Meridian Park Elementary School Nurse. I have been a school nurse in the Shoreline School District since 2013. I enjoy working with students, families, and staff members to create a safe, healthy, welcoming environment for everyone in our community.

Please use this site as a resource for health information and as a place where you can find forms and requirements.

Please keep me informed of changes in your child's health. Additionally, please keep your contact and emergency contact information up to date by notifying the school registrar of any changes.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact me.

Phone: 206-393-4124

Fax: 206-393-4259

Email: tama.leahy@ssd412.org

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News From the Nurse

Date: April 15, 2024

Shoreline School District is hosting the WA State Department of Health Care-a-Van for a community vaccination clinic.

  • Do you have a child entering kindergarten in the fall who needs school-required immunizations?
  • Do you have an older student who needs to stay up to date on their vaccines?
  • Do you or does someone in your household need a COVID-19 or flu shot?

Attend this free vaccination event and check one or more of these off your to-do list and help keep your family and our community healthy!
 

Shoreline School District Vaccination Event 

  • Wednesday, May 22
  • 3:00-7:00 pm
  • Meridian Park Elementary School parking lot: 17077 Meridian Ave. N, Shoreline, WA 98133

Care-a-Van services are available at no cost to children 6 months through 18 years. Adults ages 19 and up with health insurance may be billed for flu and/or COVID-19 vaccinations depending on their plan. 

Vaccines available:

  • Childhood vaccines available for ages 6 months through 18 years.

  • COVID-19 and flu vaccine available for those 6 months and up.

Interpreters will be on site for those who speak Spanish and Amharic.

Pre-register for an appointment time

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, but walk-ins welcome! Please bring proof of insurance and vaccine card, if available. Visit myirmobile.com to access your vaccine records. 

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Date: March 19, 2024

New COVID and Respiratory Illness Guidance

The Washington State Department of Health has updated its guidance for COVID and other respiratory illnesses. DOH's media release summarizes the isolation guidance . 

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Date: October 19, 2023

Respiratory virus season is here. While the fall season will bring increases in respiratory viral illnesses to the school setting, there are several everyday actions that families can take to help prevent the spread of germs such as:

  • Stay home when sick.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Wash hands and avoid touching areas where viruses usually enter like eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Test when experiencing symptoms.
  • Get the flu and updated COVID-19 vaccine.

Date: October 11, 2023

Vision & Hearing Screening will take place at Meridian Park throughout October and November.  All students in grades K, 1, 2, 3, and 5 will be screened. If the screening identifies possible concerns, you will be sent a letter recommending your student have a complete exam by a specialist. Please note that families are not notified of normal results.


Date: October 2, 2023

Meridian Park Families: An additional Flu & COVID Vaccine Clinic will be held at Kellogg Middle School on Tuesday, November 7th 3:30-7:00.  Sign up here.


Date: September 25, 2023

Meridian Park Families: Free COVID tests are available again! Every U.S. household may place an order to receive four free COVID-⁠19 rapid tests delivered directly to your home. 


Date: September 22, 2023

Meridian Park Families:  Shoreline School District will be hosting Flu and COVID Community Vaccine Clinics on October  5th and 12th.