Shoo the flu! Seasonal influenza vaccine will be offered this fall during the school day to students and employees. Both the flu shot and the nasal spray flu vaccine will be available to all students in Kindergarten through grade 12, by parental consent only. Consent and screening forms will be posted at www.newtonma.gov/flu by mid-September, in preparation for the October/November clinics. Insurance information will be requested, but all students are welcome to receive the vaccine at no charge.
The flu clinic date for Newton South high school will be Friday, November 8. Forms (available mid-September) will be due to the school nurse by November 6. This schedule is confirmed unless the flu vaccine supply is delayed, in which case the school nurse will notify families of an alternative date once the vaccine arrives.