Keiki ‘Stop Flu at School’ program signup now underway

| August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

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News Release

Parents of students in kindergarten through eighth grade should know that “Stop Flu at School” consent forms are due by Sept. 6.

Vaccinations, which begin in October, are a child’s best protection against influenza (flu).

The Department of Health will conduct its annual school-based flu vaccination program, “Protect Hawaii’s Keiki: Stop Flu at School,” this fall.

All students, kindergarten through eighth grade, attending participating schools statewide are able to receive a free flu vaccination at school.

Consent forms and additional information about the Stop Flu at School program will be distributed through participating schools in August.

The Stop Flu at School, Hawaii’s school-located vaccination program, is an innovative partnership between the State of Hawaii departments of Health and Education, the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools, and Hawaii Catholic Schools.

This program is endorsed by the Hawaii Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Hawaii Association of Family Practitioners.

The Stop Flu at School program aims to improve the health of Hawaii’s keiki, families and kupuna by preventing the spread of influenza through vaccination.

Through the Stop Flu at School program, all children attending participating elementary and middle schools are offered free flu vaccine at school, during the school day.

Immunization Information and Schedules
For more information about the Stop Flu at School program and school schedules, visit http://health.hawaii.gov/docd/flu hawaii/stop-flu-at-school/ or call 2-1-1.
For the list of participating schools and their clinic dates, visit http://health.hawaii.gov/docd/flu-hawaii/SFAS_Schedule/.

How to Participate
Read the school-provided information packet.
Choose the type of flu vaccine (nasal spray or shot) that you want your child to receive.
Complete the appropriate consent form; sign and date.
Return the consent form to your child’s teacher by Sept. 6.

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