Parents flock to flu clinics hosted by both school districts
Nov 18, 2009
Nov 19, 2009
Both school districts began their first rounds of the H1-N1 vaccine clinics Wednesday. On hand were health care professionals from the health department and school nurses.
It’s the day a lot of parents have been waiting for: chances to finally get their kids vaccinated and school nurses are glad parents have made the decision to protect their kids.
“Department of Health Services and Centers for Disease Control tell us that flu vaccination is the number one way of protecting our children against the flu illness."
Some are getting their kids vaccinated for obvious reasons, and others because they're around young children, the ones most susceptible to the flu:
"It’s important to get vaccinated because we're working with children so it's better to be safe than sorry."
LISD has received about 1,000 doses from the Health Department and they plan on vaccinating that many children by the end of all their clinics.
"We have 3 clinics set up right now. Today Heights, tomorrow JC Martin, and Friday Santo Nino."
The vaccine is being administered in one of two ways:
"The great majority of our children will be receiving the flu mist, however some children with underlying health conditions, for example asthma, some metabolic disorders like diabetes, those children will get the injectable form."
Parents all agree it’s a small price to pay to stay healthy.