What to Expect for School-Based Flu Vaccines
Nurses will give the flu vaccines 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 doctor.
- Easy: Most students can get a nasal spray instead of a flu shot.*
- Convenient: The whole process takes place during school hours.
Students with asthma and some other medical conditions may not be eligible to receive the nasal spray vaccine. Their medical history will inform the nurses if they will need a flu shot instead.