School district to offer flu shot clinics

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Community included - insurance required

From the Shoreline School District

The Shoreline School District is committed to helping keeping our staff, students, parents and community healthy throughout the entire flu season. That’s why the District is partnering with the Seattle Visiting Nurse Association to provide flu shot clinics for the district.

Many people believe that seasonal influenza (“the flu”) is much like the common cold and that it cannot be prevented. But influenza is a serious and potentially dangerous disease. Each year nationwide students miss approximately 38 million school days due to the flu and each year parents miss more that 10 million workdays caring for their sick children.

According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), the single best way to protect you and your family from influenza is to receive a “flu shot” each year. The CDC recommends that everyone over six months of age should be vaccinated against the flu.

Flu Shot Clinics will be held at the following central locations within the district:

  • Shorecrest High School, 15343 25th Ave. N.E. – Wednesday, October 15 from 3 to 7 pm in the Commons.
  • Shorewood High School, 17300 Fremont Ave. N., – Wednesday, October 22 from 3 to 7 pm in the Commons.

Clinics will be open to all Shoreline School District staff, children (four years of age and older) families and community. Please note that students under the age of 18 will need a Patient Consent Form signed by a parent or guardian. Patient Consent Forms will be available at the clinic site.

All participants will be asked to provide their health insurance information (card) to receive an immunization. SVNA will electronically bill the insurance plan for your flu shot. They bill all insurance plans including Apple Health (Washington State Medicaid) plans. Flu shots are considered preventative care and are not subject to deductibles or co-pays. This means no out-of-pocket expense for participants.


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