School aged children are 3 to 4 times more likely to contract flu than adults. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends yearly influenza vaccination for all school aged children. Even in healthy children flu can lead to serious complications and millions of school days are lost to the flu each year. As a result, the Putnam County Department of Health will again be offering FREE flu vaccination for your child at his/her school this fall.
Making FREE vaccination available to your child during the school day eliminates additional demand on your time and your child will be better protected from influenza. Immunizing the student helps to keep the larger community safe as well.
Though limited due to COVID-19, the Putnam County Health Department has worked with the Mahopac Central School District to schedule the following dates to provide influenza immunization to your school community.
School flu vaccination clinics scheduled for 2020:
- Austin Road Student & Staff (that are physically in school): October 28, 2020 from 9:00 AM - 11: 00 AM
- Lakeview Students and Staff (that are physically in school): October 30, 2020 from 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
- Fulmar Road Students and Staff (that are physically in school): October 30, 2020 from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
- All Other District Staff and Students (including those elementary students who were/or on remote learning during their building's flu clinic date) : October 28, 2020 from 1:00 PM -6:00 PM in the Falls Gym (you must bring your child to this location)