The single best way to help prevent the spread of the flu is a flu vaccination. As part of a continued collaboration between the health department and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, a school flu vaccination program is available this year which will provide voluntary flu vaccinations at no charge to school staff and students (native and non-native). This program would not be possible without the support of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.
Health department/Choctaw Nation nurses will be at Tannehill School on October 13th, 2016 from 1:00p.m. -3:00p.m. Click on this link https://s3.amazonaws.com/scschoolfiles/656/2016_choctaw_osdh_flu_consent___3___2_docxmlnewdocxpont.pdf to find a consent form that must be completed and returned to the school nurse in order for your child to receive a flu vaccine.
We will be unable to immunize anyone under 18 years old without a completed consent form. Click on this link to find a vaccine information sheet on Influenza Vaccine https://s3.amazonaws.com/scschoolfiles/656/flu.pdf. Only injectable flu vaccine will be provided (nasal mist will not be available). If students are not cooperative, the vaccine will not be administered. Parents/guardians are welcomed to be in attendance.