NNPS partners with Health Hero to offer free flu vaccine

Posted: September 16, 2019

Newport News Public Schools is partnering with the Health Hero organization to provide free flu vaccinations to all students (who are five years old and older) with signed parental consent. Health Hero will conduct onsite flu shot clinics at each school September 30 through October 3 (see schedule below).

Permission forms for the free flu clinics were distributed to all students the first week of school. Families are encouraged to review the information and register their students. Permission forms will be accepted up to the day of your school's clinic, but early registration is appreciated for accurate counts.

Download permission forms: English | Spanish

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. However, parents/guardians can attend the clinics if your presence will help your child when the shot is given.

Since its roll-out in 2011, Health Hero has immunized over 1,000,000 students during school. 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 personnel.

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, visit www.HealthHeroUSA.com.

NNPS Flu Clinic Schedule

Monday, September 30

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

Tuesday, October 1

  • Achievable Dream Middle & High
  • An Achievable Dream Academy
  • B.T. Washington Middle
  • Crittenden Middle
  • Discovery STEM Academy
  • Heritage High
  • Marshall Early Learning Center (Kindergarten only)
  • Newsome Park Elementary
  • Saunders Elementary
  • Warwick High

Wednesday, October 2

  • Carver Elementary
  • Deer Park Elementary
  • Enterprise Academy
  • Gildersleeve Middle
  • Hidenwood Elementary
  • Hilton Elementary
  • Hines Middle
  • Palmer Elementary
  • Point Option
  • Riverside Elementary
  • Sedgefield Elementary

Thursday, October 3

  • Dozier Middle
  • Dutrow Elementary
  • Epes Elementary
  • General Stanford Elementary
  • Greenwood Elementary
  • Jenkins Elementary
  • Lee Hall Elementary
  • Passage Middle
  • Woodside High