H1N1 vaccine to be available at three TPS schools
BY ANDREA EGER World Staff Writer
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
10/28/09 at 7:19 PM
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H1N1 vaccine will be available free to students and employees at three Tulsa Public Schools sites next week, officials announced Wednesday.
Another 15 TPS schools are set to offer the vaccines in the near future.
Vaccination dates set are as follows:
9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday at Cooper Elementary School 1808 S. 123rd East Ave.
9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, at East Central High School, 12150 E. 11th St.
9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Jackson Elementary School, 2137 N. Pittsburgh Ave.
Vaccinations will only be made available to enrolled students and employees at the selected sites.
Students ages 9 or younger will require a second vaccination dose 28 days after the first dose. The health department does not plan on providing the second dose at the school site, so parents would be responsible for acquiring the second dose for their child, either at the Tulsa City-County Health Department or at another site.
Two consent forms are required for students and employees to receive the vaccination.
Forms are available for downloading online at tulsaworld.com/tps. They will also be sent home with students prior to each vaccination date.
Other school sites selected by the Health Department for future vaccination dates are:
Academy Central, Bell, Newcomer International, Patrick Henry, Skelly and Wright elementary schools, Cleveland, Hamilton and Whitney middle schools, Edison Preparatory School, KIPP Tulsa College Preparatory, and Central, McLain, Memorial and Rogers high schools.
Arianna Pruitt, 8, receives a swine flu vaccination from Amy Buckles, a contract nurse for Nursefinders, at Oak Crest Elementary School, Wednesday in Broken Arrow. CORY YOUNG/Tulsa World