SPS urges everyone to get a flu shot this year to protect yourself and the community. School nurses have partnered with the Seattle Visiting Nurse Association to vaccinate students, staff and families through 24 “drive-through” events at 13 schools in October. The West Seattle sites are Madison Middle School and Chief Sealth High School. Seattle Visiting Nurse Association FAQs.
Flu shots protect our most vulnerable students from getting ill and can help keep our students and staff healthy and in school. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), the single best way to protect yourself and your family from influenza is to receive a flu shot each year. The CDC recommends everyone six months of age and older be vaccinated against the flu.
Parents may register all family members for a flu shot online. Please pick an appointment time and date from the available options. Bring insurance card to the clinic. Uninsured children and adults can get the flu shot for no cost. To sign up for a “drive-through” flu shot, please fill out the Seattle Visiting Nurse Association ONLINE FORM
Madison Middle School also has a school based health center. The health center offers medical, mental health, and dental services to all Seattle Public Schools students free of charge. Elementary age students can go to this clinic. The health center also offers flu shots. More info here.