Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Flu Shots Monday!


Reminder...Our School Influenza Vaccination Clinic will be helped on Monday, September 30th, from 1-3 pm.  Registration is required and can be found below.  Parents can also pick up a paper form at the school health office

Folwell has partnered with Olmsted County Public Health, Mayo Clinic and Olmsted Medical Center to provide a collaborative School-Located influenza Immunization Clinic. This is a fast, easy and convenient way to keep our children, our school and our community healthy throughout the year.

Sign up by clicking on the following link:
http://semnbeacon.wordpress.com/about/flu/

Why should I get my child vaccinated?

Influenza (“Flu”) is a contagious disease that can cause severe illness, absence from work and school and even death.  Getting vaccinated can protect your child and you from getting influenza and avoid spreading it to others. Influenza viruses are always changing, so the Centers for Disease Control, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Practitioners now recommend annual influenza vaccination for everyone 6 months of age and older. Both flu mist and shots will be available based on student medical need.

How do I pay?

Your health insurance will be billed by your provider, as indicated on the registration form. If your family does not have health insurance, you child can still receive the vaccine, but you will be billed $21.22. This fee may be waived as necessary.

How do I sign my child up?

Registration is required. If you would like your child to participate in this clinic, please go the Folwell’s main website to complete the registration form electronically. Online forms must be completed and signed by parent or guardian.  Paper registration forms are also available in the school’s main office.

Where can I get more information?  Please check out these links: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/parents/


Questions?

Contact the school nurse: Bev Tuohy RN, 328-3226 or betuohy@rochester.K12.mn.us

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