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Free flu vaccine for Gray students Friday, Oct. 4, 2019

Flu season is around the corner!  While the timing of flu season is unpredictable, seasonal flu activity can begin as early as October and last as late as May. Center for Disease Control recommends getting vaccinated by the end of October, if possible.  It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body that protect against influenza virus infection.

To assist with the vaccination of school age children, Springfield School District, in cooperation with Jordan Valley Community Health Center, with support from Springfield Greene County Health Department, CoxHealth, and Mercy, is offering the Inactivated Influenza Vaccine (flu shot) to any SPS student free of charge, as supply allows. The flu clinic for Gray will be held FRIDAY, OCT. 4, 2019.

If you are interested in your child receiving the Inactivated Influenza Vaccine (flu shot), please complete and sign the required consent form and return it to your child’s school nurse before the school flu clinic.

The following conditions would prevent your child from receiving flu vaccine:  allergy to vaccine components, and moderate or severe illnesses. Parents of children who have significant health risks, are encouraged to arrange their immunizations with their primary care provider.

If you have additional questions, please call your child’s school nurse.

Information about keeping your family healthy this flu season, including a link to the required consent form, can be found at www.sps.org/flu.

Thank you for helping us keep the flu OUT and students IN school.