Employee & Community Health

School flu vaccine sign up closes soon

9/5/2019 by Robert M. Jacobson, MD, and Julie Gebel, RN

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There's still time to sign up your child to get the influenza (flu) vaccine at school. Online sign up has improved to make signing up easier than ever. The sign-up period is closing on September 11 at 11 p.m. This deadline includes paper forms turned in at the school office. No late sign up will be allowed — no exceptions. 

The School-Located Immunization Program (SLIP) provides influenza (flu) vaccines to students in kindergarten through 12th grade at most Olmsted County public and private schools and Kasson-Mantorville public schools in Dodge County. It's supported by Mayo Clinic, Olmsted Medical Center, Olmsted County Public Health Services and partners with Dodge County Public Health Services. 

Having your kids vaccinated at school is convenient, easy and protects them from the flu. To sign up or find out more about the program, visit the school flu program website. Take a few minutes to sign up your child today!

Dr. Robert M. Jacobson is a primary care pediatrician in Employee and Community Health's (ECH) Division of Community Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine (CPAM) and medical director of the ECH Immunization Program.

Julie A. Gebel is a registered nurse in ECH and coordinator of the ECH Immunization Program.