Flu vaccines offered at schools through DOH partnership

Flu vaccines offered at schools through DOH partnership

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Duval schools is teaming up with the Department of Health (DOH) to set up in-school flu immunization clinics at schools beginning Nov. 30, according to Duval County Public Schools.

Each weekday, between Nov. 30 and Dec. 18, DOH medical professionals will set up a clinic at different schools for a set number of hours.

Schools have been in the process of distributing parent consent forms. Flu vaccines will be offered to students who have a signed form.

Participation is not mandatory, and only children who have a signed consent form from their parent will be eligible for a flu vaccine.

Parents are encouraged to contact their child’s school to learn when the clinic will be set up at their school.

For parents and guardians, who are un-insured and in need of a flu vaccination, please fluvaxjax.com and select “Get a Vaccine” and then “Click Here” to get a no-cost flu vaccine voucher through the #FluVaxJax program.

More information is available on this Flu Vaccine Fact Sheet for children from the Duval County Medical Society.

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