HISD offering no-cost flu shots to all students

The Houston Independent School District is offering no-cost flu vaccines to all students during the 2019-2020 school year.

The district is partnering again with Healthy Schools, LLC, a division of CareDox.

Last year, more than 20,000 HISD students received a flu vaccine for free through this initiative.

A team of nurses and staff from Healthy Schools, LLC will rotate to each HISD campus for half-day clinics beginning in October through December.

“Flu season is unpredictable and children are at higher risk for complications,” said HISD Director of Health and Medical Services Gwendolyn Johnson. “The vaccine is the single best way to protect your family from flu.”School-based flu vaccine clinics are recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as one of the most timely and effective ways to deliver the vaccine to school communities.

Parents must provide consent for administration of the flu vaccine to their child, which can be done online through a secure parent portal or a paper form.

A flyer will be sent home containing registration information.