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NNPS partners with Health Hero to offer free flu vaccine to students
School clinics scheduled in October

(09/28/2016) - Newport News Public Schools is again partnering with the Health Hero organization to provide free flu vaccinations to all students with signed parental consent. Health Hero will conduct onsite flu shot clinics at each school in early October (see schedule below).

Parental Consent forms for the free flu clinics were distributed to all students in early September. Families are encouraged to review the information and register their students. Consent forms will be accepted up to the day of your school's clinic, but early registration is appreciated for accurate counts. Permission forms in both English and Spanish may also be downloaded:

If health insurance coverage is available to your family, Health Hero will file the claim. Parents/guardians are asked to answer the insurance questions on the permission form. There is no cost or additional paperwork, and parents/guardians are not required to be at school when the flu shot is given to the student.

Since its roll-out in 2011, Health Hero has immunized over 750,000 students. Their goal is to make immunizations readily available to any child regardless of insurance coverage.

Influenza is among the leading causes of vaccine-preventable illness and mortality. The positive impact of improving vaccination rates will be felt by the children who directly participate in the program, their families, their classmates and all school employees.

Working together, we can decrease the spread of flu at school and in the community.

For more information about the clinic, contact your school nurse. For more information about Health Hero, go to www.HealthHeroUSA.com.

NNPS Flu Clinic Schedule

October 3:

  • An Achievable Dream Academy
  • Achievable Dream Middle and High
  • Crittenden Middle
  • Discovery STEM Academy
  • Gatewood PEEP (afternoon session)
  • Heritage High
  • Huntington Middle
  • Marshall Early Learning Center
  • Newsome Park Elementary
  • B.T. Washington Middle

October 4:

  • Carver Elementary
  • Deer Park Elementary
  • Gildersleeve Middle
  • Hidenwood Elementary
  • Hilton Elementary
  • Hines Middle
  • Palmer Elementary
  • Riverside Elementary
  • Sedgefield Elementary

October 5:

  • Denbigh Early Childhood Center
  • Dozier Middle
  • Dutrow Elementary
  • Epes Elementary
  • General Stanford Elementary
  • Greenwood Elementary
  • Lee Hall Elementary and Lee Hall Early Childhood Center
  • Passage Middle
  • Woodside High

October 6:

  • B.C. Charles Elementary
  • Denbigh High
  • Kiln Creek Elementary
  • McIntosh Elementary
  • Menchville High
  • Nelson Elementary
  • Richneck Elementary
  • Sanford Elementary
  • Yates Elementary

October 7:

  • Enterprise Academy
  • Gatewood PEEP (Morning session)
  • Jenkins Elementary
  • Point Option
  • Saunders Elementary
  • Warwick High
  • Watkins Early Childhood Center