HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) will hold flu vaccination clinics in 185 public schools statewide from Oct. 14 through Nov. 27, 2019. The list of participating schools is available at http://health.hawaii.gov/docd/about-us/programs/stop-flu-at-school/.
Parents or guardians wanting their child to receive a free flu shot should return the completed consent form to their school by Friday, Aug. 23, 2019.
Consent forms will be sent home with students at participating schools. Electronic forms are also available online at https://vaxonlinereg.doh.hawaii.gov. The annual Stop Flu at School program provides free flu shots to children in kindergarten through grade 8 attending participating schools statewide. Flu vaccination reduces the spread of flu and helps protect those at risk of serious illness.
Parents and guardians of students attending schools that will not have a school-located clinic are encouraged to contact their child’s healthcare provider to receive the flu vaccine in their office. For more information, call Aloha United Way’s information and referral service at 2-1-1.
Additional resources include: • Stop Flu at School website: http://health.hawaii.gov/docd/about-us/programs/stop-flu-atschool/ • Fillable, electronic consent form: https://vaxonlinereg.doh.hawaii.gov • Consent form translations: http://health.hawaii.gov/docd/about-us/programs/stop-flu-atschool/.
Stop Flu at School, Hawai‘i’s school-located vaccination program, is an innovative partnership between the State of Hawai‘i Departments of Health and Education.
This program is endorsed by the Hawai‘i Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Hawai‘i Association of Family Practitioners and is paid for by federal funds and contributions from health insurers.