Seasonal Flu Vaccinations

Each year Health Centers in Schools vaccinates about 8000 students in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System for the seasonal flu. Offered by HCS since 2008, the vaccination is free to all students. Vaccines for Children pays for the vaccine for those who qualify for the program, and Our Lady of the Lake Foundation has contributed funds to provide the vaccine for all other students wishing to be vaccinated.

Beginning in the fall of each year, consent forms are sent home with students for their parents or guardians to complete. Those students who return the consent forms can receive the flu vaccination. Most students receive the nose spray vaccine, but any child with asthma or with any type of immune-compromised system must receive the traditional immunization or "shot".

Click here to download the flu consent packet. Click here for the Spanish translation of the consent packet including the VIS sheets.