Flu is among the top vaccine- preventable illnesses. Per the CDC, 25 to 50 million cases are reported each year in the United States. They lead to hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and tens of thousands of deaths. Schools are virus incubators, and school children are efficient virus spreaders – they have the highest rates of infection. Health Hero PA kicks off their school located influenza vaccination clinics at Penn-Delco on October 30, 2019.
The Health Hero program is a voluntary flu vaccination at school program that prevents the disease and reduces student absenteeism. The program has been safely immunizing children for years. This school year, more than a half a million-school children will be immunized via this program.
To help you keep your child well, Health Hero will be providing free injectable flu vaccinations on Tuesday, October 30th at all schools in the Penn Delco School District. Please consider having your child vaccinated.
· Health Hero clinics are safe: a doctor oversees the program and only licensed professionals give the immunizations · Health Hero clinics have no out of pocket costs: they immunize every healthy child that returns a signed consent form from their parent or guardian
Paperwork for the flu clinic came home with your child the first week of school. If you do not have that paperwork, go to the flu section of our Health Services section of the website to secure information and the consent form. Consent forms are due no later than October 25, 2019. Once your student is vaccinated they will receive immunization paperwork for your records.