EBR students eligible for free H1N1 vaccine

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Students in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System will be able to get free H1N1 vaccinations with their parents' consent.

The vaccinations begin January 19th at Banks, Winbourne and Audubon Elementary Schools and the Children's Charter School.  The program wraps up in February.

Every question in the consent packet must be answered completely and the consent form signed by a parent in order for a child to receive the free vaccination.

Health Centers in Schools will be providing the vaccinations in the form of an inhalant.  Some children will require two doses, depending on age.  Kids with asthma, chronic disease or immune deficiencies will receive the vaccine via injection.

School district employees will be able to receive the vaccination for $5.