Lincoln School’s 2016-2017 Shoo-the-Flu Date: November 4, 2016
About: Shoo the Flu is a partnership between Oakland Unified School District, Alameda County Public Health Department, California Department of Public Health, UC Berkeley School of Public Health with funding from The Page Family Foundation.
- Pediatricians recommend flu vaccines for all kids every year.
- Research shows that when kids get vaccinated, they miss fewer school days.
- Plus, when more children and adults are vaccinated against the flu, it helps everyone stay healthier by cutting down the spread of flu in our community.
It’s safe, easy, and convenient.
- Flu vaccine will be given at the school during school hours by health professionals. Most vaccinations will be done by staff from TotalWellness, a company that does flu vaccinations nationwide.
- The flu vaccine is provided by the Alameda County Public Health Department. It’s the same vaccine your child would get from your usual doctor or clinic.
Most kids can get a nasal spray flu vaccine instead of a flu shot. To inform our health professionals which type of vaccine is best for your child, complete the medical information on the consent form that will be sent home with your child in the fall.
- If you have any questions, please contact Hannah Warren, OUSD Vaccine Clinic Liaison, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-273-1589.
- You can also contact Alameda County Public Health Department Immunization Program at 510-267-3230.
- To learn more, visit ShooTheFlu.org.
- Shoo the Flu has partnered with the University of California, Berkley School of Public health to measure the health impact of the Shoo the Flu in-school vaccination program.
- This evaluation is called the Bay Area Flu Study and it will help us learn how well Shoo the Flu prevented flu-like illness in Oakland students and their families.
- Learn more at http://www.bayareaflustudy.org