Road sign that says Flu Season Ahead

Flu Vaccines Available To All Students At No Cost

Every year thousands of children miss valuable time in the classroom because of the dreaded flu.  If that isn’t bad enough they carry it home with them, infecting loved ones, and causing them to miss work and school.  Based on data from other counties in Florida, as well as in other states, we know the in-school flu vaccination program works and STOPS the flu in its tracks. 
 
Flu Vaccines will be available to all students October 19 - 27th at no cost to students. This vaccine is completely voluntary but if parents would like their children to participate, they will need to complete the consent that was sent home with the students by the school and return it.  If they need another consent, they can contact the school for one or download the consent form here. This year the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the injection rather than the nasal spray so children will receive the flu shot instead of FluMist.  
 
Flu vaccinations will take place October 19 - October 27, 2016 in all Okaloosa County Public Schools.  
 
View the School Flu Vaccine schedule here!
 
The process is very simple!  Fill out and sign the consent form that will be brought home by your student. Once you have completed the consent form, please have your student return it to his/her school.  Once your student is vaccinated they will receive the proper paperwork to take home with them for your records.  
 
There is no out of pocket expense for you and your student will be better protected against the flu this flu season!
 
If you have any questions, please contact Healthy Schools at 1-800-566-0596 or by email atinfo@healthyschoolsllc.com.