Alachua County Schools to Offer Free Flu Vaccines
With classes starting in a little over a month, officials with local school districts are trying to make sure that students stay healthy.
The Alachua County School District with help from the health department and University of Florida will be providing free in-school flu vaccines. Two years ago a pilot program and only 24 percent of students signed up. This time around, district officials are hoping for 70 percent participation.
"We're hoping with this extra lead time, more time to communicate with parents and more familiarity with the Flumist and what it can do that we'll have more people signed up," said Alachua County school district spokesperson Jackie Johnson.
Parent consent forms for the vaccines will be sent home with students the first week of school. The program is being offered for free thanks to a number of grants and community partnerships.
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