Dear Parent / Carer
One of the pupils at Craigmount High School is receiving medical treatment which puts them at risk if they are exposed to measles, chicken pox, shingles and cold sores. The Royal Hospital for sick Children have asked us to share the following information to help reduce this risk.
The best way to protect the pupil from measles is for all children at school to be immunised against measles. Please would you discuss measles immunisation with your GP if your child has not already received it. If your child is suspected of having measles you should let the school know immediately.
The pupil is also at risk from chicken pox and would need to be given an injection within three days of contact. If your child is suspected of having chicken pox, you should let the school know immediately.
It is also important that you let the school know if there is shingles or cold sores in your household.
Your child is not under any risk whatsoever from this situation, however, the health and well-being of the pupil who is at risk, does depend on the co-operation of all other paretns and we hope you will help us.
With many thanks
Depute Head Teacher (Acting)