North Central Health District

COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENTS

School Based Flu Program 2020

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A Unique Flu Season

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, North Central Health District’s regular school-based flu program will look different than it has in the past. We want to give every student the opportunity to receive a regular seasonal flu vaccine while protecting students, school staff and our own health department staff from COVID-19. 

Planning For Vaccination

Each county’s school system and health department will have its own unique plans for providing students with flu shots. Planning is based one how COVID-19 is impacting each county, how the school systems are operating and what measures need to be taken to keep everyone involved safe. PLEASE NOTE: this section will continue to be updated as decisions are made and plans are finalized. We will only post information that has been finalized and agreed upon between the county health department and the relevant school/school system.

Hancock County Schedule

Hancock County Health Department will provide flu shots to students based on the following schedule. Completed consent forms are required before vaccination can be given. For events at the health department, we ask that families schedule an appointment, but we will accept walk-ins. 

Date Time School(s) Vaccination Location
Oct. 7 1-3 p.m. John Hancock Academy On campus
Oct. 14 8 a.m – 4 p.m. Early Headstart, Headstart and staff Hancock County Health Department
Oct. 20 8 a.m – 4 p.m. M.E. Lewis, Hancock Middle/High and staff Hancock County Health Department
Oct. 21 8 a.m – 4 p.m. M.E. Lewis, Hancock Middle/High and staff Hancock County Health Department
Oct. 22 8 a.m – 4 p.m. M.E. Lewis, Hancock Middle/High and staff Hancock County Health Department
Oct. 23 8 a.m – 4 p.m. M.E. Lewis, Hancock Middle/High and staff Hancock County Health Department
Houston County Schedule and Consent Forms

Houston County Health Department will visit schoools as they do every year to provide flu shots to students according to the followin schedules:

Elementary Schools Date Time
Lindsey Elementary/Elam @ LES Oct. 30 9-11 a.m.
David Perdue Primary Nov. 2 9-11 a.m.
David Perdue Elementary Nov. 2 1-3 p.m.
Pearl Stephens Elementary Nov. 3 9-11 a.m.
C.B. Watson Primary Nov. 3 1-3 p.m.
Matt Arthur Elementary Nov. 4 9-11 a.m.
Bonaire Elementary Nov. 4 1-3 p.m.
Parkwood Elementary Nov. 5 9-11 a.m.
Westside Elementary Nov. 5 1-3 p.m.
Quail Run Elementary Nov. 6 9-11 a.m.
Northside Elementary Nov. 6 1-3 p.m.
Hilltop Elementary Nov. 9 9-11 a.m.
Russell Elementary Nov. 9 1-3 p.m.
Shirley Hills Elementary Nov. 10 9-11 a.m.
Miller Elemetary Nov. 10 1-3 p.m.
Eagle Springs Elementary Nov. 12 9-11 a.m.
Centerville Elementary Nov. 12 1-3 p.m.
Langston Road Elementary Nov. 13 9-11 a.m.
Kings Chapel Elementary Nov. 13 1-3 p.m.
Morningside Elementary ov. 16 9-11 a.m.
Tucker Elementary Nov. 16 1-3 p.m.
Lake Joy Elementary Nov. 17 9-11 a.m.
Lake Joy Primary Nov. 17 1-3 p.m.
Bonaire Primary Nov. 19 9-11 a.m.

 

Middle Schools Date Time
Perry Middle Oct. 26 9-11 a.m.
Mossy Creek Middle Oct. 26 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Thomson Middle Oct. 27 9-11 a.m.
Northside Middle Oct. 27 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Feagin Mill Middle Oct. 28 9-11 a.m.
Warner Robins Middle Oct. 28 12:30-2:30 p.m.
HC Career Academy Staff Only Oct. 28 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Bonaire Middle Oct. 29 9-11 a.m.
Huntington Middle Oct. 29 12:30-2:30 p.m.
HC WIN Academy Staff Only Oct. 30 12:30-2:30 p.m.

 

High Schools Date Time
Perry High/Central Office Nov. 16 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Veterans High Nov. 17 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Northside High Nov. 17 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Houston County High Nov. 18 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Warner Robins High Nov. 18 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

 

The county health department is offering opportunity for students that have chosen to take classes online to receive their seasonal flu shot via a drive-thru clinic. There will be three drive-thru clinics for online learners:

  • Wednesday, October 21, 3-5 PM
  • Thursday, October 22, 3-5 PM
  • Friday, October 23, 3-5 PM

Students will be required to bring a completed consent form to receive vaccination.

Jasper County Schedule and Consent Forms

Jasper County Health Department will provide flu shots to students via drive-thru clinic October 13. Health department staff will not be conducting vaccination at the schools. Completed consent forms are required before vaccination can be given. Consent forms will be handed out at schools for students to take home and complete. Bring the completed content form to the drive-thru event:

Tuesday, Oct. 13
1-4 p.m.
Jasper County Primary School
495 Georgia Highway 212 W
Monticello, GA 31064

Jones County Schedule

Jones County Health Department will provide flu shots to students via drive-thru clinics for specific schools on specific dates following the calendar below. Health department staff will not be conducting vaccination at the schools. Completed consent forms are required before vaccination can be given. Consent forms will be handed out at schools for students to take home and complete. Bring the completed content form to your school’s designated flu shot event:

School(s) Date Time
Dames Ferry & Head Start Oct. 19 3-6 p.m.
Gray Elementary & Pre-K Oct. 20 3-6 p.m.
Turner Woods Oct. 21 3-6 p.m.
Gray Middle School Oct. 26 3-6 p.m.
Clifton Ridge  Oct. 27 3-6 p.m.
Mattie Wells & Jones County High School Oct. 28 3-6 p.m.
Putnam County Schedule and Consent Forms

Putnam County Health Department will visit schoools as they do every year to provide flu shots to students according to the following schedule. Consent forms will be handed out at schools for students to take home and complete.

School(s) Date
Putnam County High Oct. 14
Putnam County Elementary Oct. 15
Putnam County Middle Oct. 16
Putnam County Headstart Oct. 21
Catewood School Oct. 22
Putnam County Primary Oct. 23

 

Students will be required to bring a completed consent form to receive vaccination.

Washington County Schedule and Consent Forms

Washington County Health Department will visit schoools as they do every year to provide flu shots to students according to the following schedule. The health department is offering a drive-thru flu shot clinic for the county’s virtual learners:

Friday, October 9
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Washington County Health Department

Students will be required to bring a completed consent form to receive vaccination.

Wilkinson County Schedule and Consent Forms

Wilkinson County Health Department will not visit schoools since the county’s students are completely virtual at ths time. The health department is offering a school flu shot clinic for the county’s virtual learners:

Tuesday, October 27
4:30 – & p.m.
Wilkinson County Health Department

Students will be required to bring a completed consent form to receive vaccination.

Preventing the Flu

Get your annual flu vaccine.

  • Vaccination is the first and most important step in flu prevention.
  • Flu shots protect against multiple, common flu viruses.
  • Everyone 6 months of age or older should get a flu shot.
  • Adults over age 65 and people with weakened immune systems should get a high-dose shot.
  • People should get vaccinated before the flu season (in October), but it is never too late to get a shot.

Stop germs from spreading.

  • Avoid contact with sick people; if you are sick, stay home.
  • If you experience flu-like illness, stay home at least 24 hours after your fever is gone without the use of fever-reducing medications.
  • Always cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough and throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based sanitizer.
  • Disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated.
  • Do not touch your nose, mouth or eyes.

Make an Appointment Today

If your child misses an opportunity to get a flu shot though our School-Based Flu program, you can visit the health department for vaccination. Call your nearest health department to ask questions or make an appointment!

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