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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  1. Forget the swine flu… a
    Forget the swine flu… a class at Oakton School has been moved from their classroom and placed into the gym because the classroom is infected with mold. My neighbor’s child has been sick, complaining of headaches and the teacher has complained and samples were taken of the air quality and the carpet. Results not good….but worst part. The parent has received no communication from the district about her child’s learning environment being a hazard to the kids’ health. Nothing has been said to parents…nothing like keeping them informed!!!

  2. re: Oakton classroom
    I spoke with our principal, Churchill Daniels, about this yesterday and here is what the situation is…

    An Oakton teacher complained about the carpet smelling in the classroom. The principal notified the District which then sent out a cleaning crew to the classroom on Saturday. The carpet was cleaned. The cleaning agent left behind a strong smell which aggravated the teacher’s allergies/asthma. She then made a request to teach in another room. The class was then moved to the Auditorium for the last two days.

    There are fans and a dehumidifier running in the classroom to try and clear up the smell. The class will return to the room when the teacher is no longer aggravated by the smell. Principal Daniels is working with the District to try and have the carpet removed from the classroom permanently, but that can’t be done until the kids are no longer in session.

    Mr. Daniels has assured parents (and spoke about this at last night’s PTA Meeting) that at no time were kids in danger or in an unsafe environment.

    If any parent is concerned about this situation, they should contact Mr. Daniels directly at 847-859-8801.

    Thank you.
    Julie Fleetwood
    Oakton PTA President
    julieort@hotmail.com

  3. Where to get H1N1 vaccine for toddler?
    Does anyone know where to find the H1N1 vaccine for a toddler? Our pediatrician’s office said they do not have any and local pharmacies, etc will most likely get it first. Does anyone know of a place that currently has the vaccine or expects to get it soon?
    Thanks.

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