NEWS RELEASE: Stop Flu at School vaccination consent forms distributed in student orientation or “back to school” packets

Posted on Aug 6, 2018 in Latest News

Vaccination consent forms due August 16, 2018

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) will hold flu vaccination clinics in 180 public schools statewide from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, 2018. The list of participating schools is available at http://health.hawaii.gov/docd/about-us/programs/stop-flu-at-school/.

New this year: Vaccination consent forms will be distributed to parents through student orientation or “back to school” packets on the first day of school. Parents or guardians wanting their child to receive a free flu shot should return the completed consent form to their school by Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018.

The annual Stop Flu at School program provides free flu shots to children in kindergarten through grade 8 attending participating schools. Flu vaccination reduces the spread of flu and helps protect those at risk of serious illness.

Parents and guardians of students attending schools that will not have a school-located clinic are encouraged to contact their child’s healthcare provider to receive the flu vaccine in their office. For more information, call Aloha United Way’s information and referral service at 2-1-1.

Additional Resources:
• Stop Flu at School website: http://health.hawaii.gov/docd/about-us/programs/stop-flu-at-school/
• Fillable, electronic consent form: https://vaxonlinereg.doh.hawaii.gov
• Consent form translations: http://health.hawaii.gov/docd/about-us/programs/stop-flu-at-school/
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MEDIA CONTACT:
Gail Ogawa
Disease Outbreak Control Division
Phone: (808) 586-8358
gail.ogawa@doh.hawaii.gov


Stop Flu at School, Hawaii’s school-located vaccination program, is an innovative partnership between the State of Hawaii Departments of Health and Education. This program is endorsed by the Hawaii Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Hawaii Association of Family Practitioners and is paid for by federal funds and contributions from health insurers.