2017 "Teach Flu a Lesson" Program

Letter to Parents

Healthy School LLC, in cooperation with The Volusia County Public Schools and the Volusia County Department of Health, is excited to kick off the “Teach Flu a Lesson” program for 2017!

Every year, thousands of children miss valuable time from the classroom because of the dreaded flu.  If that is not bad enough, they also carry it home, infect loved ones and cause everyone to miss school and work.  Based on the data from other counties within the State of Florida and in other states, we know the in-school flu vaccination program works.

As we move into the 2017-18 flu season, there are changes to the vaccination program.  The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) do not recommend using the flu mist as a vaccine, so the only vaccine available for this year will be administered by injection. Healthy Schools LLC trained and skilled staff of nurses will be providing this pediatric recommended flu vaccine at DeLand High School on Monday, November 13, 2017. Information will be available at school, below on this page, and on the district website for parent letters and consent forms. 

Healthy Schools LLC is pleased to support your family in having a healthy flu season. Please complete the 2017-18 Vaccine Consent Form (link below) as soon as possible and return it to DeLand High. THIS FORM MUST BE RETURNED REGARDLESS OF PARTICIPATION. IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS FREE PROGRAM PLEASE ONLY COMPLETE THE TOP PORTION AND “CHECK” THE BOX MARKED NO. The vaccine consent form and Notice of Privacy Practices are also available on the Healthy Schools LLC website at www.healthyschoolsllc.com.  At the time of vaccination, a copy of the Notice of Privacy Practices along with a post vaccination letter will be given to your student(s) for your records.

There will be no out of pocket expense for services provided and the benefit is providing better protection against the flu this season. If you have any questions, contact Healthy Schools LLC at 1-800-566-0596 or email at info@healthschoolsllc.com.

Sincerely,

The Healthy Schools Team

Important Information for Parents - From the Clinic

A medical reminder to parents: If your student has a potentially life threatening condition (such as asthma, seizures, significant allergies), an Emergency Care Plan must be on file with your school each school year.

Also, students are not allowed to carry medication of any kind on campus without proper authorization. Below are the links necessary to have the proper paperwork on file with School Health Services.

Emergency Care Plan - For students who have a potentially life threatening health condition. Must be completed by physician and parent/guardian. http://schools.volusia.k12.fl.us/vcsforms/pdf files 2004/2004-308.pdf

Authorization for student administered epinephrine auto-injector – Authorizes student to carry auto-injector on person. Must be completed by physician and parent/guardian. (For student to keep on person) http://schools.volusia.k12.fl.us/vcsforms/pdf2006/2006-046.pdf

Authorization for Student to Self-Administer Medication. Authorizes student to carry prescription (non-narcotic) and over-the-counter medication. Must be completed by physician and parent/guardian. http://schools.volusia.k12.fl.us/vcsforms/PDF Files 2004/2004-348.pdf

Authorization for medication administration by school personnel. Authorizes Volusia County School Board personnel to administer prescription and over-the-counter medication to student. Must be completed by physician and parent/guardian. http://schools.volusia.k12.fl.us/vcsforms/pdf files 2004/2004-347.pdf

If you have any further questions, please 386-822-6909 ext. 23698