Asthma Week & Thunderstorm Asthma

Asthma Week – 1-7 September

Spring is the season where the weather warms, flowers begin to bloom and there’s an overall sense of new beginning in the air. Yet we all know that 2020 has and continues to be, a big year for people with asthma. So, as we spring into the season, take time this Asthma Week to take a breather.

This Asthma Week is about YOU – putting your health and wellbeing at the forefront.

Thunderstorm Asthma

People with asthma or hay fever are particularly at risk of thunderstorm asthma, and for many it can be sudden, serious and life threatening.

You can help by ensuring your daughter’s Asthma Plan is up to date and that she has an in-date blue reliever puffer and spacer on their person in case of an emergency. 

Kiss myAsthma App for young people

The app helps young people with medication reminders, tracking symptoms and attacks to inform their doctor and setting goals (with help from the app’s monsters). Kiss My Asthma is free from the App Store and Google Play,. Click here to find out more.  

VicEmergency App

This app, allows you to set up a Watch zone to receive advice and warnings on days when there is a high risk of Thunderstorm Asthma forecasted or if a Thunderstorm Asthma event is occurring. Click here to download or find out more. 

Update your plans

Your daughter’s Asthma plan must be current. Plans can be downloaded from the Student Health page. 

It only takes a few clicks to check your Operoo profile and ensure it is up to date before a return to school.