Flu vaccine offered at schools

Flu vaccine offered at schools

The Charles County Department of Health is offering the flu vaccine to the public at clinics held at area schools. The nasal application of the vaccine, FluMist, is not available this flu season.

In an effort to meet the needs of students in Charles County Public Schools (CCPS), the health department plans to substitute three school-based clinics this month for clinics that used to be held in elementary schools during the school day.

The plan also includes continuing with the four clinics in November that take place after school hours.

The clinics will be held:
• J.P. Ryon Elementary School during a Health and Safety Fair —10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 15;
• Westlake High School — 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 18;
• La Plata High School — 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 20;
• Piccowaxen Middle School — 3 to 7 p.m. Nov. 1;
• General Smallwood Middle School — 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 10;
• Thomas Stone High School — 3 to 7 p.m. Nov. 15 and
• La Plata High School — 3 to 7 p.m. Nov. 17.

For school addresses, go to http://bit.ly/2aICrW6.
About CCPS
Charles County Public Schools provides 26,400 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 36 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.
The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Dr. Patricia Vaira, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Pamela K. Murphy, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.

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