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USD 232 to begin flu clinics Monday

November 5, 2009

The De Soto School District announced today the timeline for H1N1 flu clinics for early edcuation and elementary school students.

Those students, whose parents returned consent forms, will receive the vaccine beginning Monday morninig.

Phase one of the district’s flu clinics begin Monday at Countryside Learning Center and Starside Elementary. Pregnant staff, preschool students and students with underlying health problems will receive a dose to the vaccine.

On Tuesday, the same priority groups will receive vaccines at Clear Creek and Horizon elementary schools. On Wednesday, students and staff in the priority groups from Prairie Ridge Elementary will receive vaccines. On Thursday, the vaccine will be available for those groups at Mize and Riverview.

Each vaccine clinich will rund from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parents are welcome to accompany their student to the shot clinic. Children under 10 years old will need to receive a second dose of the vaccine approximately 28 days after the first dose. School nurses will contact families when the second dose is needed.

Phase two of the districts plan is to begin offering H1N1 vaccines to middle and high school students with underlying medical conditions as soon as more vaccine is availabe.

Alvie Cater, communications director for the district, said consent forms are expected to be sent home with middle and high school students next week.

Phase three of the district’s plan consists of offering the vaccine to students and staff that do not fall into the priority groups. A date for phase three will be announced as soon as additional vaccines are available.

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