H1N1 Swine Flu, VA Department of Health, Public Schools, and our KIDS

The Virginia Department of Health plans to offer, on a voluntary basis, an H1N1 vaccination to all children grades Pre-K through 12. These vaccines will be administered in the schools by Health Department Officials. In addition, all staff members will be eligible for this vaccine.  At this time, it has not be determined if this is a one or two shot series.  Action steps associated with this event include:


Ø  On or about October 1, begin communicating directly with parents about the availability of the H1N1 vaccine and how they plan to administered the vaccine.

Ø  October 1 -15 – begin receiving parental permission slips.

Ø  October 15 – November 15 – administer the vaccinations. Teams of health professionals will move from school to school.

Are you going to allow your kids to get the vaccination?  If so, will you sign the permission slip for it do be done their school?