Free flu shots offered in Duval County schools
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Duval County is partnering with Healthy Schools LLC to offer in-school flu shot clinics to give all students access to a flu shot this year.
Healthy Schools say that immunizations will:
- Reduce flu-related hospitalizations and pediatric intensive care admissions
- Eases symptoms if a child gets sick
- Reduces flu-related pediatric death
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 80 percent of pediatric flu deaths occurred in unvaccinated children in the 2017-18 flu season.
The program is free for Duval County students.
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