Pitt County Schools To Offer Flu Vaccine

One school system in the East is offering an easy way for parents to get their kids vaccinated for the flu.

Pitt County Schools is sending forms home with students this week, so parents can sign children up to receive the FluMist vaccine. That's the mist form of the vaccine that is sprayed into the nose, not a shot.

The vaccines will be provided at Pitt County Schools in the first weeks of October. The forms are due back at school September 11Th. The vaccine is free. Participation is the parents choice.

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  • by Jess on Aug 31, 2009 at 04:36 PM
    Well, I guess I didnt read it all, but people still need to know about getting the flu shot early. The news channels are telling everyone to go and get the shot and there are patients calling doctor offices wanting the flu shot now. I want to patients to know what will happen if they get them to early.
  • by to Jess on Aug 31, 2009 at 12:29 PM
    if you would have read the article you would know that they are giving them out the first week of october
  • by Jess on Aug 31, 2009 at 09:16 AM
    I think it is a good idea, but it depends on when the kids will be getting them. I work at a doctors office and we are not giving them out until October. If you give them too early, the flu shot will not last the whole flu season. Just a thought for those people getting them too early.
  • by huh Location: greenville on Aug 31, 2009 at 09:15 AM
    I think everyone should research any meds thay are about to take. look at the following link to check on the spray http://www.cdc.gov/FLU/about/qa/nasalspray.htm As for the hand washing in a perfect world this would be great. Children forget to wash at home and everywhere else, remember they are kids and things like that are not important to them I do not care how much training you give them at home. the county is trying to save us down time for our schools. Kids that are sick cost the parents as well as the school system. Look at it as they are trying to prevent and you do not have to take the vaccination.
  • by d Location: gville on Aug 31, 2009 at 08:18 AM
    Making sure that kids and adults washed their hands when arriving and after each time in the bathroom as well as cleaning the surface areas of school property would be a far safer, effective, and better use of taxpayer funds.
  • by Parent of 2 Location: greenville on Aug 31, 2009 at 08:04 AM
    Both my kids brought the form home on Friday. It is for the seasonal flu. I have no problem with them receiving the vaccine at school.
  • by CH Location: Greenville on Aug 31, 2009 at 07:45 AM
    I already informed my daughtter NOT to get this flu shot. Like Alex Jones said, do the research.
  • by More Info Location: Greenville on Aug 31, 2009 at 05:39 AM
    Is this for H1N1 or the seasonal flu?
  • by Parent Location: Pitt Co on Aug 31, 2009 at 05:36 AM
    Hot water in the school bathrooms would be a plus.
  • by ALEX JONES on Aug 31, 2009 at 05:08 AM
    Dont Take THe shot. Do Your research on the shot before u take it.
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