(Grayson County, KY)-The Grayson County Schools are partnering with the Lincoln Trail Health Department in the vaccination process of the H1N1 Flu Virus.
Superintendent Barry Anderson made a one-call to all parents and staff members of the schools Thursday evening announcing that the first flu clinic will be held on Monday at Caneyville Elementary School.
Gigi Meredith with the Lincoln Trail Health Department said the goal is to begin with the schools that are located in the outer parts of the county and to work their way into the center of the county.
The vaccines will be offered from 3:30pm – 6:00pm Monday afternoon at Caneyville Elementary School and on Tuesday, November 24th at Clarkson Elementary School. The clinic will host two nurses and a clerk. Each student will need to be accompanied by a parent or a guardian and all permission forms must be signed by a parent or legal guardian. Adults and other children that live in the students home but not school age will not be able to partake in the vaccination clinics. They will need to schedule an appointment at the Grayson County Health Department for their vaccinations.
School staff will also not be vaccinated at this time. Meredith says once the health department is able to open the vaccine to everyone, they will visit each school and vaccinate staff, which is policy the department follows now with the seasonal flu vaccines.
The goal of the health district is to have offered all school aged children the vaccine by Christmas break. Meredith said as vaccines continue to arrive, they will be scheduling the remaining schools. She said 15-20% of students in Grayson County Schools have probably already been vaccinated.