Epinephrine Autoinjector Shortage

The shortage of epinephrine autoinjectors which started last spring has continued to impact families getting ready for the start of the school year.  Mylan’s brand EpiPen are having manufacturing delays, and brands from Impax Laboratories are having manufacturing issues.  Kaleo’s AUVI-Q brand is not in short supply, and is readily available.  We recommend that parents/guardians work with their healthcare provider and insurance companies to determine all options available.  You can also reach out to the companies at the information provided below, as they may be able to support you by finding local pharmacies with medication in stock, or provide coupons to support the purchase of their brand:

Company Information

Impax Laboratories 877-99-Impax (46729) option 2

Kaleo 877-30-AUVIQ (28847)

Mylan 800-RXMYLAN (796-9526)

Individual Health Plans and Medications Now Accepted Over the Summer!

We will be accepting life-saving medications, doctor’s orders, and signed Individual Health Plans over the summer. If you wish to turn in your new paperwork or medications over the summer when your school’s office is closed, you may turn it in to the Educational Service Center (ESC) at 12111 NE 1st St., Bellevue, WA 98006 to the Special Education office on the 3rd floor. The hours for the ESC are Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm, all summer long.

Rescue Medication Process Change

To better support you and your student with a life-threatening condition, Bellevue School District is changing our summer medication storage process. If you wish to leave your student’s life-saving medication at school over the summer, we can keep it locked up at your child’s school until next year starts. If you would still like to pick up your student’s medication to keep it yourself over the summer, please come to the school on June 22 after dismissal.

If your student’s medication will expire over the summer, you will still need to provide new medication for next school year.

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Health Update: Using Sunscreen at School

On May 4, 2017, Governor Inslee signed Substitute Senate Bill 5404 which took effect immediately.  A new section was added to the medication in school law (RCW 28A.210.260) that allows students to have FDA-approved topical sunscreen at school without a prescription from a licensed health care professional.

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