January 14, 2015– Hellgate 6-7:30 p.m.
January 7, 2015 – Big Sky 6-7:30 p.m.
January 21, 2015 – Sentinel 6-7:30 p.m.
What would you pay to not: Get sick then you miss work? Have your child be sick then they miss school and you miss work? Add more chaos to your busy life?
Answer this question before “flu” season is upon us. While it may cost you time and $10-$30 per person, influenza vaccine can save money and time by prevention.
Influenza (flu) can be serious and does cause and/or contributes to thousands of deaths annually in the USA. Consider getting a flu shot for yourself and your family. The more people that obtain the vaccine, the better our community is protected. (This is called the “herd effect” see http://www.vaccines.gov/basics/protection/ for an explanation)
· If you have more questions about flu vaccine, see http://www.cdc.gov/features/flu/
· Go to your regular doctor, a local pharmacy or the health department.
Pharmacies can give children 12 years and older flu vaccine unless they are on Medicaid or HMK (then they have to be 18 years or older)
The health department is located at Location is 301 W. Alder (downtown). No appointment is needed and walk in hours are 9am to 4:30 pm weekdays except Wednesdays 10 am to 4:30 p.m. Most insurance can be billed and payment can be on a sliding scale.
Submitted by MCPS School Nurses