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AOS 92 Schedules Flu Shot Clinics for Students

posted Sep 21, 2015, 10:41 AM by William Backman   [ updated Sep 22, 2015, 4:26 AM ]
School-based flu vaccination clinics will be held again this year for students in AOS 92 (Waterville, Winslow, Vassalboro). Clinics will be held in each school.

Young children, people 65 and older, pregnant women, and people with certain health conditions – such as heart, lung or kidney disease, or a weakened immune system – can get much sicker from the flu.  The flu can cause high fever and pneumonia, and make existing medical conditions worse. It can cause diarrhea and seizures in children. Each year thousands of people die from influenza and even more require hospitalization
MaineGeneral will once again partner with AOS 92 to make these clinics a reality. Consent forms and vaccination information sheets are being sent home to parents so that they can take advantage of this preventive health initiative for their children.  The schedule of clinics and vaccine information forms and permission slips can also be downloaded from the AOS 92 web site www.aos92.org

We encourage parents to have their children vaccinated in order to protect children, family and members of the community from the risks associated with the flu.

Flu Shot Clinics
 
Tuesday, October 6           at Vassalboro Community School       8:30 a.m. start
 
Thursday, October 15    at Winslow Elementary (all Winslow schools)   8:30 a.m. start
 
Wednesday, October 21     at Waterville Senior High School      8:30 a.m. start
                                            at Albert S. Hall School (after Waterville High)
                                             at Waterville Alternative and Teen Parent School    
                                              (after Albert S. Hall School)
 
Thursday, October 22         at Waterville Junior High School        8:30 a.m. start
                                                at George J Mitchell School                
                                                (after Waterville Junior High School)

Permission slips and vaccine information will be sent home to all students.
Permission slips (See PDF files below) must be signed and returned in order for students to be immunized.
 
WE NEED PARENT VOLUNTEERS FOR ALL OF OUR CLINICS. Volunteers will assist with tasks such as escorting students back and forth to vaccination stations and being available for management of student traffic at the clinic.  Volunteers play a key role in these clinics.  We need your help.  VOLUNTEERS WILL NOT BE INVOLVED WITH ADMINISTRATION OF VACCINE.  IF YOU CAN HELP AT ANY OF THE CLINICS (even if only for a portion of the clinic) PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL NURSE IN THE CLINIC WHERE YOU CAN VOLUNTEER.

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William Backman,
Sep 21, 2015, 10:42 AM
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William Backman,
Sep 21, 2015, 10:42 AM
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