Influenza Vaccination Clinics at School Update
August 12, 2020
Dear Parents and Guardians,
At the recommendation of our healthcare partners, influenza vaccinations (flu shots) for students in Olmsted, Dodge, Goodhue and Mower County schools this fall have been cancelled. Your child will not receive a flu shot at school this year.
Please be aware that the 2020 flu vaccine is not available in Minnesota at this time. Watch for details on flu shot availability in your community in the late September or early October timeframe. We recommend all families receive their flu shots by the end of November 2020.
More than ever before, it is important that everyone six months of age or older receives a flu shot. On its own, flu can cause serious problems in young children, older adults and people with medical conditions. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a rough flu season could cause serious issues for our communities, further reduce school attendance and stretch health care availability.
Thank you for your support.
Robin Schmoll RN LSN
Brianna Dibble RN LSN
ZED Licensed School Nurses