Students, Staff Encouraged to Get Flu Shot

Students, Staff Encouraged to Get Flu Shot
Posted on 09/22/2020
Child getting vaccine in doctor's office.

Health officials encourage everyone to protect themselves against the flu virus by getting vaccinated. While flu shots are not available through schools, it's important for parents and District staff to be aware of how to find flu shots for children and adults at low or no cost.

Flu vaccines can be administered at a variety of places such as private physician’s offices, walk-in clinics, pharmacies, and health departments.The Florida Department of Health has a flu shot locator available on its website, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) also has a locator to find the nearest office or clinic. Visit VaccineFinder.org.

For those with health insurance, there is generally no co-pay for a flu shot. Parents and staff should contact their insurance provider to see whether the vaccine is covered under their insurance plan.

Parents and staff without insurance can take their children to a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) or a Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County office.

For tips on preventing the flu go to FluFreeFlorida.com.

 

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