EBR Public Schools Begin Swine Flu Vaccinations

Today, four EBR Public Schools kicked off the start of a month-long schedule to vaccinate students and staff against Swine Flu.

Students with parental permission at Banks, Winbourne and Audubon elementary schools and Children's Charter Schools were the first in the School System to get the mist vaccine.  Students at other sites will follow as the schedule progresses through February.

All students with permission will receive the vaccination in a school under the advisement of Health Centers in Schools' registered nurses and trained medical personnel.  Every question in the packet must be answered completely and the consent form signed by a parent or guardian for a child to receive the free vaccination.  Parents and guardians should return the consent form to the school as soon as possible.

In addition, school district employees, including teachers, administrators, school bus drivers, nutrition workers and other support staff, now will be able to receive the vaccination for a fee of just $5.  For more information, call 721-1748.