HDOT MEDIA ADVISORY: Hawaii State Department of Health Announces 2015 Stop Flu at School Program

Posted on Aug 18, 2015 in Latest News, Newsroom, Press Releases

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PARTNERS TO BE RECOGNIZED FOR PROVIDING OVER A HALF-MILLION FLU VACCINES TO HAWAII’S KEIKI SINCE THE PROGRAM BEGAN

WHAT:
Hawaii State Department of Health launches the 9th annual Protect Hawai‘i’s Keiki: Stop Flu at School program.

More than 500,000 flu vaccines have been administered through Stop Flu at School since the program began in 2007. In celebration of this milestone achievement, First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige, will recognize public and private partners who have contributed to the success of this program. Information will be provided on the 2015 Stop Flu at School program, including announcements about parent consent forms being distributed this week and deadlines.

WHEN:
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 at 10 a.m.

WHERE:
Kinau Hale – Department of Health building
1250 Punchbowl Street – 1st floor boardroom
Metered parking available at the front of the building

WHO:
Dawn Amano-Ige, First Lady of Hawaii
Virginia Pressler, M.D., Director of Health
Sarah Park, M.D., State Epidemiologist

MEDIA CONTACT:  
Marilyn Sandvig
Disease Outbreak Control Division
(808) 587-6594
marilyn.sandvig@doh.hawaii.gov