The flu happens every year and is more common in the fall and winter in the United States. People of all ages can get the flu, from babies and young adults, to the elderly. The best way to prevent getting flu is to get vaccinated every year. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get vaccinated. There are two forms of vaccines available for the 2018-2019 flu season, nasal spray and standard injection, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
FREE flu vaccination, nasal spray or injection, will be available to all students on the following dates:
• October 15, 2018 Birney Tech Academy and Magee Academy of Arts and Sciences
• October 16, 2018 Rivera Elementary and Rio Vista Elementary
• October 18, 2018 Valencia Academy of the Arts and South Ranchito Dual Language Academy
• October 19, 2018 North Ranchito Elementary and Durfee Elementary
The process is simple! All you have to do is fill out and sign the consent form that will be brought home by your child.