Kingston Public Schools to give out H1N1 vaccinations to students

By: Shelby Levins Email
By: Shelby Levins Email

KINGSTON, OK – A Texoma school district will be giving out H1N1 immunizations later this week.

Kingston Public Schools in Marshall County tells us they have been allotted 600 does of "FluMist" - the H1N1 nasal spray vaccine. The district has had at least one confirmed case of the swine flu and says it has averaged about a 15 to 20 percent drop in attendance because of sickness since late September.

School administrators say the absences continue to maintain steadily with more than 100 students out each day, and now they are focused on informing parents about this voluntary vaccination opportunity.

The H1N1 vaccinations are completely voluntary. The 600 doses will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis. The vaccines will be handed out from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday. Grades pre-k through 5th grade will be taken care of at the elementary gym, and grades 6 through 12 can get the vaccinations at the high school gym.

Download, fill out, and print the parental consent form by clicking the following link:

http://media.graytvinc.com/documents/2009+H1N1+Influenza+Vaccine+Consent+Form.doc

On the Web:

http://www.kingston.k12.ok.us


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