We’re Back with Free Flu Vaccines at Oakland Area Schools

Pediatricians recommend students get vaccinated against the flu each year. With school-based flu vaccines from Shoo the Flu, protecting your student against the flu is safe, easy and convenient.

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How the Program Works

Don’t miss out! Here’s how to make sure your student gets the free flu vaccine during school:

  1. Complete the consent form.
  2. Have your student return it to school.
  3. He or she will receive the free flu vaccine in school.

All students in Transitional Kindergarten (TK) through 5th grades at participating schools, including up to 8th grade in TK–8 schools, can get the flu vaccine for free—with or without insurance.

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It's contagious!

Flu germs start spreading a day before the first sniffle.

What to Expect for School-Based Flu Vaccines

Nurses or supervised nursing students will give the flu vaccine to all students with completed consent forms. The vaccine is a good way to protect against flu germs—plus, it’s:

  • Safe: It’s the same flu vaccine your student would get from your regular healthcare provider.
  • Easy: Students only need a completed consent form in order to participate.
  • Convenient: The whole process takes place during school hours.

New for 2016

The nasal spray vaccine (FluMist) did not work as well as the flu shot in protecting against the flu last season. Based on new data, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that FluMist not be used this fall. Learn more from the CDC.

Pass the peas, not the flu.

A single cough can spread flu germs 6 feet.

Flu vaccination?

Yes, it’s pretty important.

It's the best defense we’ve got against the flu.

  • We stay healthy.
    Grandparents and small children benefit most from fewer flu cases.
  • Students stay in school.
    Fewer sick days means they can keep up with their studies.
  • Families save money.
    No more missed work to take care of sick kids.

Cover your mouth!

Cough & sneeze into your elbow to help stop the spread of flu.

Say Yes to the Flu Vaccine

Complete and return the consent form so your student can get the flu vaccine at school. It’s available in 5 additional languages: Arabic, Spanish, Vietnamese, Cambodian and Chinese. Learn more.

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Participating Schools

It’s easy to find out if your student’s school will offer free flu vaccines this season. Check out the list.

Looking to volunteer? Thank you! On Vaccine Days, we need parent volunteers to help bring students to and from class, set up the nurses’ stations, and keep all the students smiling. Please view the list of participating schools, and contact your student’s school for more information.

Let’s Shoo The Flu!