Stay Healthy This Season!
Free Flu Vaccination at School!
A free flu vaccination clinic for children in grades 7 to 12
Wednesday, October 24th 2012 from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Read these information statements on both the Active and Inactive Flu Shot Choices
Sign and Return to School this Consent Form:
The paper work should be returned to school by Friday, October 19th, 2012.
Attn: Health Office
PO Box 228
Moultonborough, NH 03254
You may also send the paperwork in with your child but please call the nurse to let her know to expect the forms.
You can also request the info be mailed home to be completed and returned.
On the day of the clinic, nurses from Moultonbough Family Health and vaccine from the New Hampshire Immunization Program will be available to help protect our child from the seasonal flu this winter. The clinic will offer two types of flu vaccine an injectable and an intranasal vaccine. The healthcare workers will determine which type of vaccination is best for your child. You may specify on the permission form your preference in the particular type of vaccination. You and your child can choose between the two - unless your child has a chronic health condition. In this case, the injectable is probably recommended.
The vaccine administered will be based on availability.
Flu is caused by a virus, which can be spread by coughing, sneezing, or nasal secretions. It can cause fever, sore throat, chills, fatigue, cough, headache, and muscle aches. The seasonal flu virus changes every year, so an annual vaccination is recommended. Anyone can get the flu, but rates of infection are highest among children, who then spread it to others. The flu can be very dangerous for infants, in individuals who are medically compromised and in older people. As of February 2008, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend flu vaccinations for all children from 6 months through18 years of age.
Contact Carolyn Nelson, RN, School Nurse, at Moultonborough Academy