Jext® for schools

Your child spends a lot of time at school, so it is very important that you tell their school if they suffer from anaphylaxis. You need to have a meeting with your child’s teacher or school nurse so you can make a plan of action in the case of a reaction and to decide which people at the school should know about their condition, how they will help them manage it daily and where their Jext® will be kept.

Your child should always have two Jext® with them if possible, as if they are still feeling poorly after taking their first Jext® then they can use another within 5-15 minutes.

If Jext® is kept at school, make sure you have registered the expiry date with the expiry alert service so that you are aware when your child’s Jext® is due to expire.

You should also make sure that your child understands their condition and tells their friends at school about it. It’s very important that if they start to feel poorly from anaphylaxis that your child’s friends can help them by finding a teacher or member or staff.

Helping your child understand their condition

It’s also important that your child is fully aware of their allergy, so you should spend time discussing their allergy and ways in which they need to minimise risks when they are away from home. Also ensure their Jext® is carried with them at all times or is easily accessible.

If a Jext® is kept at school, make sure the expiry date is registered with the expiry alert service so that you are aware when the Jext® is due to expire.

Speak to your GP or local health authority about training for staff and teachers at your child’s school.

Find out how Allergy UK, Anaphylaxis Campaign and other organisations are working together on new recommendations for allergies in schools.

Clubs

Your child might sometimes go to an after school or weekend activity club.

If they do, you need to make sure to discuss the allergy and what to do in an emergency with the person in charge.