The American Lung Association has several helpful tips and resources for schools as they prepare for the 2023-2024 school year.
Respiratory illness is a common cause for asthma symptoms and asthma episodes. Children with asthma may be at higher risk for complications from respiratory viruses such as influenza (flu), pneumonia, pertussis (whooping cough), and COVID-19. Schools can help families get off to a good start by encouraging parents to have children vaccinated prior to the start of the school year. In addition, schools may consider setting up vaccination clinics on campus to make it easier for families to get the necessary immunizations that will protect their overall health.
- Improve Asthma Management in Schools
- First Aid for Asthma
- Asthma-Friendly Schools Initiative Toolkit
- Model Policy for School Districts: Stock Bronchodilators
- Student Readiness to Self-Carry and Use a Quick-Relief Inhaler:
- Asthma Action Plan for Home and Schools
- Practical Guidance For Schools & Schools Districts: Enhancing School Wellness Policies to Protect Student Lung Health
- Symptoms of Asthma vs. Panic
- Programs to Support School-Based Lung Health
Page last updated: August 7, 2023