Elementary Flu Vaccine Clinic - Oct. 15 & 16

Elementary Flu Vaccine Clinic - Oct. 15 & 16

Sep 24, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The Genesis Flu-Free Quad Cities program will be available in the region for the 14th year this fall.

We recognize this year is fraught with uncertainty and concerns as we all continue to work through the COVID-19 pandemic. But, seasonal influenza will also return later this fall.

Health experts stress the importance of getting a flu shot this fall and warn about possible serious complications of having seasonal influenza and COVID-19 at the same time.

This year’s clinic may look different. We will be using all the safety measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Your school’s clinic may be a drive-up clinic at your child’s school, in the school, or at another location. Please see the information below.

Our goal is to keep your children and those they come into contact with healthy this flu season!

  • The vaccine clinics will be held at Mark Twain and Grant Wood from 8:30-Noon
    • Thursday, October 15th
    • Friday, October 16th
  • Students from Paul Norton, Herbert Hoover and Neil Armstrong will be bused to Grant Wood or Mark Twain for the flu shots.
  • Parents of online academy students should complete the online registration and you may drive your car into the bus lane of Mark Twain or Grant Wood on either flu clinic date and a nurse will come to your car.

The Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) may be reviewed prior to signing your child’s consent. It should answer any questions you may have about the flu vaccine.

This program does not include a second clinic at your child's school for those children that may require a second vaccine. The information sheet that your child will bring home after their vaccine will help you determine whether your child will need a second dose of flu vaccine. Your local health department or primary care physician will be able to assist you as well.

If you have any questions regarding Genesis Flu-Free Quad Cities program, please contact Michele Cullen (563) 244-4923 or (563) 242-7165 #3. Thank you for helping to make your child's school and community a healthier place.

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