BSD Local Wellness Policy:
General Health & Fitness:
Safe Drinking Water
All Bangor schools have undergone water testing to ensure safe drinking water. As of October 2016, all schools have been found to be safe and are within described EPA levels.
Suicide Prevention Awareness:
Sunburn Protection Information from the CDC:
Eastern Equine Encephalitis:
Influenza activity is widespread throughout Maine, including Bangor. Influenza A/H3 and influenza B have been circulating in the state, causing challenging illness for all age groups. Influenza disease can be life threatening to the very young, the elderly, and those with chronic illness. The Maine CDC tells us these strains are a good match to the Influenza Vaccine giving protection from the illness as quickly as 2 weeks after vaccination. While we have seen widespread disease in the state at the end of 2012, typically Maine experiences flu illness in the first 3 months of the year. Influenza presents with significant fever and body aches lasting for several days. Treatment of influenza is control of the fever and maintaining fluid intake to avoid dehydration. Vaccine against influenza is widely available in Bangor. The Bangor School Dept. has surveyed area vaccine providers for availability of the vaccine.
Bangor Health Dept. Immunization Program
992-4547 Cost: $10.00 Administration Fee.*
Clinics: Mon.& Wed. 9am-11am
4th Thurs. 5pm-7pm
Call for alternate times
Your child’s provider
Cost: Average $15.00 Administration Fee.*
(some private insurances cover this fee)
Area Pharmacies. Children 9 & older Cost: Range $25.00-$30.00
*These sites receive vaccine free of charge, for children 18 yrs. and younger, from the State Immunization Program. They may only charge an administration fee. This fee may be waived at the discretion of the provider.
Area Emergency Rooms and Walk-in-Care facilities are not appropriate sites to receive vaccine.
More information about Influenza in Maine is available on the Maine CDC website. http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/influenza/maineflu/