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KCHD Postpones FluMist Clinics Due to Delayed Shipment of Vaccine

KCHD Media Release
 
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact:           Katharine Killen                                                                                                          October 6, 2014

865-215-5534 office                                      

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KCHD postpones FluMist clinics due to delayed shipment of vaccine

 

Knoxville, Tenn. — The Knox County Health Department (KCHD) is postponing several in-school influenza (FluMist) vaccination clinics due to a delayed shipment of vaccine from the manufacturer. The postponed clinics are as follows (the rescheduled dates will be made available as soon as possible):

 

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014

Apostolic Kiddie Academy Daycare

10/7

9:00

Norwood Elementary

10/7

8:30

Postponed

Wallace Memorial Daycare

10/7

9:00

Fountain City Elementary

10/7

8:30

Knoxville Catholic High School

10/7

8:45

Postponed

Amherst Elementary

10/7

8:30

Postponed

Headstart Claxton

10/7

10 & 1

Littlebug's Learning Center

10/7

9:00

 

 

 

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

Freedom Christian

10/8

8:30

Postponed

Maynard Elementary

10/8

8:30

Postponed

Ridgedale

10/8

9:45

Postponed

Child Creations

10/8

9:30

Postponed

Farragut Intermediate

10/8

8:30

Postponed

Mooreland Heights Elementary

10/8

8:30

Postponed

Head Start Anderson

10/8

10 & 1

Postponed

 

 

 

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014

Headstart North

10/9

10 & 1

Postponed

Blue Grass Elementary (K-5)

10/9

8:30

Postponed

Sarah Moore Green Elementary

10/9

8:30

Postponed

Annoor Academy

10/9

8:30

Postponed

Concord Christian

10/9

 

Postponed

Knoxville Christian School

10/9

8:30

Postponed

South Knox Elementary

10/9

8:30

Postponed

Mount Olive Elementary

10/9

8:30

Postponed

 

 

 

Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

Knoxville Adaptive Education Center (KAEC)

10/10

9:00

Postponed

 

 

FluMist is an intra-nasal influenza vaccine that is approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in children as young as 2. No child will be vaccinated without a completed, signed and returned consent form. Parents or guardians may complete the consent form online at knoxcounty.org/health/flumist. Parents may also download paper consent forms and view a schedule of the vaccination clinics on this same Web page.

 

On average, KCHD has vaccinated approximately 45 percent of Knox County’s school-aged children each year. This program is a national model for community flu prevention. Evidence supports vaccinating children as a way to protect the entire community from influenza. Since the inception of in-school clinics, Knox County Schools have not closed due to seasonal flu. (Two Knox County schools were closed in 2008 followingCenters for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for H1N1 flu. Those recommendations have since changed.)

 

About Knox County Health Department:

The Knox County Health Department (KCHD) is a governmental agency dedicated to making every person a healthy personKCHD conducts disease surveillance, prevention and control; emergency preparedness; nutrition and physical activity promotion; tobacco use prevention and control; health equity promotion; adult and child immunizations; and much more. KCHD’s mission is to encourage, promote and assure the development of an active, healthy community through innovative public health practices. For more information, visit www.knoxcounty.org/health.