- Last Updated: 26 September 2017 26 September 2017
The Sioux Falls School District will offer seasonal flu shot clinics for middle and high school students. Students in grades Early Childhood-5th grade should visit with their primary health care provider regarding getting the vaccine.
The Centers for Disease Control and Preventions recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get a seasonal flu vaccine. Vaccination is especially important for children younger than 5 years of age and children of any age with a long-term health condition like asthma, diabetes and heart disease. Students should visit with their primary health care provider regarding getting the vaccine.
In addition to seasonal flu vaccinations, the District is asking parents/guardians to remind their children about basic prevention efforts. We can reduce the spread of all illnesses by practicing proper hygiene, such as:
* Covering the nose and mouth with tissue when coughing or sneezing;
* Washing hands frequently with soap and warm water, or
* Using hand sanitizer, if soap and water are not available.
Current guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) advise that students who exhibit flu-like symptoms - including a fever of 100 degrees or more, with a cough or sore throat - should stay home from school for at least 24 hours after they are fever-free, without the use of fever-reducing medication.
|Middle and High School Flu Shot Clinics|
|October 4||Lincoln High School||3:00-5:00 PM|
|October 5||Whittier Middle School||8:00-10:00 AM|
|October 10||Edison Middle School||8:00-10:00 AM|
|October 11||Washington High School||3:00-5:00 PM|
|October 17||McGovern Middle School||8:00-10:00 AM|
|October 18||Roosevelt High School||3:00-5:00 PM|
|October 24||Patrick Henry Middle School||8:00-10:00 AM|
|October 27||Memorial Middle School||8:00-10:00 AM|
|October 31||Axtell Park Building||10:00-11:00 AM
|November 1||New Tech High School||7:15-9:30 AM|
Thank you for partnering with the Sioux Falls Public Schools to keep our classrooms healthy.