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Free Flu Vaccine to be Offered to Students at Greeneville City Schools during School Day
Posted On:
Thursday, August 03, 2017
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The Greene County Health Department will offer free Influenza (Flu) Vaccinations to the students of Greeneville City Schools during the school day. Flu viruses cause illness, hospital stays and deaths in the United States each year.

“Anyone can get the flu and serious problems related to the flu can happen at any age,” said Jeannie Woolsey, Director of Coordinated School Health. “The first and most important thing you can do to protect your child against the flu is to get a flu vaccine for yourself and your child.”

The Greene County Health Department, working to protect the community and our young students, will be providing flu vaccinations at no charge to Greeneville City students during the school day. Written parental consent is required before a student is allowed to participate in this vaccination clinic if the student is under the age of 18.  Consent forms will be distributed in our schools starting the 2nd week in September and must be returned to the school nurse no later than October 6, 2017.   The anticipated vaccination dates for individual schools are as follows:

 

10/18/2017         Highland Elementary, EastView Elementary, Hal Henard Elementary

10/19/2017         Greeneville High School, Greeneville Middle School

10/20/2017         Tusculum View Elementary School          

 

“I appreciate the partnership that we have with the Greene County Health Department,” said Dr. Jeff Moorhouse, Director of Schools. “By working together, we are better able to serve our working families by offering the vaccine to children during the school hours and thereby preventing the spread of flu.”

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