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GIPS planning influenza vaccination clinics

Parents of Grand Island Public Schools students have received information and consent forms from the school district concerning upcoming free influenza vaccination clinics that will be offered for students.

The Central District Health Department and school district are working together to provide the influenza vaccine, said Robin Dexter, GIPS associate superintendent for student services.

Parents should to sign and return the consent form to their children’s school by Oct. 14 so that officials can determine how much vaccine will be needed.

Vaccinations will only be given to children whose parents give consent and return signed consent forms indicating they accept the vaccination option. If, at any time, parents change their minds about having their children vaccinated, they can contact their children’s school to withdraw consent.

The school district will have vaccination clinics this fall starting Oct. 20. School staff members will let parents know when the vaccination clinics will occur. Central District Health Department providers will administer the vaccine.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has recommended that children and young adults age 6 months through 24 years be vaccinated against the influenza virus.

Anyone with questions about the vaccine or vaccination clinics is asked to call the Central District Health Department at 385-5175 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Children’s health care providers also can answer questions about the influenza virus and may have the vaccine available for the children.


October 13, 2020


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