The single best way to help prevent the spread of the flu, is flu vaccination. As part of a continued collaboration between the Health Department and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, a school flu vaccination program is available this year which will provide voluntary flu vaccinations at no charge to school staff and students (native and non-native). This program would not be possible without the support of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.
Our local Health Department/Choctaw Nation Nurses will be at Howe Public Schools on Thursday, October 22, 2020. Linked here you will find a consent form that must be completed and returned before Thursday , Oct 22, in order for your child to receive a flu vaccine. We will be unable to immunize anyone under 18 years old without a completed consent form. Only injectable flu vaccine will be provided (nasal mist will not be available). If students are not cooperative, the vaccine will not be administered. Parents/guardians are welcome to be in attendance.
If you have any questions, please contact the LeFlore County Health Department at 918-647-8601 or Lori Hall, RN at Howe Public Schools at 918-658-3508.
You can access the letter and permission form at: https://5il.co/lzmv