Fort Wayne Community Schools (FWCS) is partnering with Super Shot to provide the FluMist vaccine to all district schools from October 23rd to the 26th. The initiative aims to protect students against the seasonal flu and promote a healthy school environment, aligning with the goals of the Indiana Department of Health and the Allen County Health Department.
According to FWCS, the FluMist vaccine is the most effective method of safeguarding students from the flu. It is a nasal spray vaccine that helps to reduce the risk of flu-related illness and absences among students. By administering the vaccine in-school, FWCS hopes to increase accessibility and convenience for parents and students.
Parents are encouraged to provide insurance information, although there is no cost associated with receiving the FluMist vaccine at school. To sign up for the vaccine, FWCS students can visit the provided link. If parents require assistance with the sign-up process or need a translator, they can contact Super Shot at (260) 424-7468. Translators are available in languages such as Spanish and Burmese upon request.
By offering the FluMist vaccine to students, FWCS expects to create a healthier environment within its schools and decrease the spread of the flu virus. This preventive measure aligns with national efforts to protect individuals from seasonal illnesses and reduce the burden on healthcare systems.
Source: WPTA – ABC21 News (2023).