Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and can possibly be fatal. Food or insect stings are the most common allergens to trigger a reaction. The highest incidence of anaphylaxis occurs in school-aged children making it essential that schools have an anaphylactic safety plan.


Last update: January 12, 2021

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School policies

Every school board establishes and maintains their own anaphylaxis policies, procedures, and training strategies in accordance with the:


Planning with parents

Work closely with parents to build a plan that:

  • Ensures a safe school environment free of allergens
  • Outlines student responsibilities for carrying their EpiPen
  • Defines specific actions to be taken in emergency situations

Use the following forms to complete the planning process:


School anaphylaxis safety plan

The following are sample templates you may find helpful when creating your school plan.

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