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.
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 2023:
- Austin Road Student & Staff: November 1, 2023 from 9:00 AM - 11: 00 AM
- Lakeview Students and Staff : November 2, 2023 from 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
- Fulmar Road Students and Staff : November 2, 2023 from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
- Mahopac Middle School & Falls Building Students and Staff (@ MMS): November 8, 2023 from 10:30 AM- 1:30 PM
- Mahopac High School Students and Staff: November 9, 2023 from 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
District staff may attend any flu clinic.