School flu vaccine sign-up closes soon
9/1/2021Having your kids vaccinated at school is convenient, easy and protects them from the flu (influenza). Being vaccinated for flu is more important than ever during this COVID-19 pandemic. There's still time to sign up so your child can receive the flu vaccine at school.
Online sign-up is quick and easy. The deadline for signing up is 11 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 15. This includes paper forms turned in at the school office. No late online or paper forms will be accepted.
The School-Located Immunization Program (SLIP) provides flu vaccines to students in kindergarten through grade 12 at the schools each year. Mayo Clinic, Olmsted Medical Center and Olmsted County Public Health Services support this program. Also partnering with the program are Dodge County Public Health, Goodhue County Public Health Division, Olmsted County public and private schools, and Kasson-Mantorville Schools.
The injectable vaccine will be available in schools. Non-drug, pain-reducing options will be offered. Teachers will have a short video for their elementary classrooms to ease their students' concerns.
Contact your primary care provider if you choose to have your children receive the nasal spray vaccine. This option will not be offered during school clinics due to COVID-19 masking restrictions.
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!