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H1N1 flu clinics set at local schools

H1N1 immunization clinics will be offered for students and staff at Evanston schools this month and next.

The District 65’s health services coordinator, Mary Larson, says the vaccinations will be offered free at each school.

A consent form that must be signed by parents before children can receive the vaccine will be sent home about two weeks before each school’s clinic session.

Larson says participation in the immunization program is strongly encouraged but not required.

Parents are encouraged to bring the consent form to Parent Teacher Conferences on Oct. 19, 20 or 21. Teachers will collect the forms ahead of the immunization clinic.

Children younger than 10 years old should receive two doses of the H1N1 vaccine, spaced at least 21 days apart, in order to have full protection. The second dose can be administered by your child’s health care provider or during community vaccination clinics in the city.


H1N1 immunization clinics will be offered for students and staff at Evanston schools this month and next.

The District 65’s health services coordinator, Mary Larson, says the vaccinations will be offered free at each school.

A consent form that must be signed by parents before children can receive the vaccine will be sent home about two weeks before each school’s clinic session.

Larson says participation in the immunization program is strongly encouraged but not required.

Parents are encouraged to bring the consent form to Parent Teacher Conferences on Oct. 19, 20 or 21. Teachers will collect the forms ahead of the immunization clinic.

Children younger than 10 years old should receive two doses of the H1N1 vaccine, spaced at least 21 days apart, in order to have full protection. The second dose can be administered by your child’s health care provider or during community vaccination clinics in the city.

The district is seeking parent volunteers to help at the immunization clinic and should contact school principals if they can volunteer.

Larson adds that the H1N1 vaccine does not protect against other seasonal influenza viruses and children should also be vaccinated against the seasonal flu.

The tentative H1N1 vaccine clinic schedule is:

  • Chute, Nov. 10.
  • Dawes, Oct. 26.
  • Dewey, Nov. 3.
  • Evanston Township High School, Nov. 12 and 13.
  • Haven, Nov. 9.
  • Hill Center, Nov. 13.
  • King Lab, Nov. 10.
  • Kingsley, Oct. 27.
  • Lincoln, Oct. 22.
  • Lincolnwood, Nov. 3.
  • Nichols, Nov. 5.
  • Oakton, Oct. 29.
  • Orrington, Nov. 2.
  • Park, Oct. 22.
  • Rhodes, Nov. 18.
  • Rice, Oct. 28.
  • Walker, Nov. 16
  • Washington, Nov. 5.
  • Willard, Oct. 29.

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