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Influenza Vaccination Clinic Scheduled For October 13, 2016



Influenza Vaccination Clinic Scheduled For October 13, 2016

To: Parents of all Algoma Students

From:   Kewaunee County Health Department Immunization Program

Re:  Influenza Vaccination Clinic

Influenza is a highly contagious respiratory virus that affects our communities each year. Flu season runs from October through May.

This virus can live on hard surfaces and can be spread easily through coughing and sneezing. Symptoms of influenza include fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, body aches, and tiredness. In certain circumstances flu can become life threatening.

To protect the children within our community, the Kewaunee County Health Department will hold an influenza immunization clinic at Algoma School Disrtict schools on: Thursday, October 13, 2016.

  • Algoma High School, 1715 Division Street,  starting at 2:00pm
  • Algoma Elementary School, 514 Fremont Street, starting at 2:30pm

Injectable vaccine will be available while supplies last. Please note that Flumist (the nasal vaccine) has been removed from the market for the 2016-2017 flu season due to efficacy issues.

If you have a student in the district and you want your child to receive the required vaccine at school, please:

  • Read the Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) carefully. The VIS explains why people should get this vaccine, who should delay getting it and who should not get it at all.
  • Sign and return the consent form to your child’s school by Monday, October 10, 2016.

For parents who may want to accompany their child during the vaccination, health department staff will be present after 3 p.m. for vaccine administration at Algoma Elementary.

If you have any questions about this school immunization clinic, please call Cindy Kinnard, RN at 920-388-7160.