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AOS 92 Schedules Flu Shot Clinics for Students

posted Sep 20, 2017, 10:45 AM by William Backman
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 it can 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.

Health Screen and Permission 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 Health Screen and Permission Forms can also be downloaded from the AOS 92 web site www.aos92.org.

ONLY INJECTABLE VACCINE IS AVAILABLE THIS YEAR.   NASAL MIST WILL NOT BE ADMINISTERED.
Getting the flu shot will help to protect school age children, family and members of the community from the risks associated with the flu.

Flu Shot Clinics

Tuesday, October 17: Waterville Junior High School/Albert S Hall School/ Alternative & Teen Parent School

Wednesday, October 18: Waterville Senior High School

Thursday, October 19: George J Mitchell School

Tuesday, October 24: Vassalboro Community School

Wednesday, October 25: Winslow Junior High School and Winslow High School at Winslow High School

Thursday, October 26: Winslow Elementary School

The clinics begin at about 8:30 am

Permission slips and vaccine information are being sent home to all students, and they are also available below.
Health Screen and Permission Forms must be signed and returned in order for a student to be immunized. The flu shot is free, but MaineGeneral is able to bill your child’s insurance. Please fill in the insurance information on the form or make a copy of the student’s insurance card and staple it to the Health Screen and Permission Form. You will NOT receive a bill.
 
WE NEED PARENT VOLUNTEERS FOR ALL OF OUR CLINICS.
VOLUNTEERS WILL NOT BE INVOLVED WITH ADMINISTRATION OF VACCINE. 
IF YOU CAN HELP AT ANY OF THE FLU CLINICS (even if only for a part of the time) PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL NURSE AT THE SCHOOL WHERE YOU CAN VOLUNTEER.


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William Backman,
Sep 20, 2017, 10:45 AM
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William Backman,
Sep 20, 2017, 10:45 AM
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