FluMist is Back in Alachua County Public Schools
Published August 22nd, 2013
ALACHUA COUNTY- The Health Department is fighting back against the back to school rush of germs with the FluMist program.
Medical professionals say the nasal spray vaccine is more effective than the needle alternative in flu prevention.
The FluMist program has been up and running for six years in Alachua County District Schools.
Parents in support of the vaccine say they have their kids take it every year for obvious reasons.
"...to keep them safe and not get sick and miss any classes and it helps me with getting it at school where i don't have to take a day off to bring them to the doctor's," says UF Pediatric Medical Assistant, Laportia Johnson
Permission slips for the FluMist vaccine went home to parents of students in Alachua County public schools Thursday.
The program is free and according to school administrators, pain free.
Unlike last year students with health insurance will have to provide that info to participate, but they won't be charged.
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