Unfortunately, we have received the following communication regarding the “Kick the Flu” student flu campaign from our flu shot provider, Healthy Schools. They have discontinued the program and will no longer offer the flu vaccine clinics this year.
Low turnout across the country in previous years, and lower than expected parent consents for this year’s upcoming flu clinics, has made the program unsustainable. The growing cost of running flu vaccine clinics has made it impossible for Healthy Schools to continue the program in Texas this year and in the future.
We recommend that all of our students’ parents reach out to their local health department or child’s pediatrician to inquire about an alternative cost-free flu vaccine or visit the CDC flu shot finder website to locate local flu vaccine providers.
If you need help finding a flu vaccine provider please contact the school nurse via phone: 512.414.7528 or email.