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Flu Shot Update

September 5, 2019

 

Dear Parents, 

We regret to inform you that Houston ISD will no longer offer the flu vaccine clinics this school year, as our flu shot provider, Healthy Schools, has discontinued the program. 

Unfortunately, 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 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. Our mobile clinic partners such as Texas Children’s Hospital Mobile and Harris Health Troubleshooters along with our School Based Clinic partners are also available to provide free flu and other vaccines to eligible students.

 

HISD Health and Medical Services

 

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