Dear Students, Parents/Guardians,
Flu season is upon us again! Parker County Hospital District will be coming to our campus on September 27, 2017 to give flu shots. If you would like to have your student participate PCHD will begin administering flu shots during 1st period and go until they have completed immunizations for all that wish to participate.
There is no charge for students 18 years and younger that have no insurance. If your student has insurance please fill in that information on the consent, there will be no out of pocket required. Your student can swing by Dr. Pate’s classroom or the Clinic to pick up a consent form. I have also attached the consent and information below this letter. CONSENTS WILL NEED TO BE COMPLETED AND RETURNED BY SEPTEMBER 25TH.
Important additional information….
Please, remember, you WILL NOT get the flu from the flu shot as it is an inactivated virus. Occasionally a person will be exposed to the flu before his/her body has had sufficient time to build immunity, (about 2 weeks) or be exposed to a flu type not covered by the vaccine. This year the CDC says “the vaccine has been updated to better match circulating flu viruses.”
The more people who get the flu shot the better off we will all be. Herd immunity is a great thing choose to be part of the HERD!!!