The flu is not just bad, it is really bad! Every year hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized and tens of thousands die from the flu – a preventable situation. By increasing the ease of the immunization process and reducing the burden on parents, we will increase the vaccination rate of school-age children to help stop the flu in its tracks.
Students connect with many people on a daily basis and these connections provide an easy route for the virus to spread. The positive impact of improving vaccination rates will be felt by the children who directly participate in the program, their families, their classmates, and all school personnel. Students are healthy and get the education they need; teachers are healthy and in the classroom; parents are happy and at work.
When parents, schools and the Health Hero Florida team work together we can work to reduce absenteeism by students and teachers. It is a win-win-win program.
Health Hero Florida is a private-sector school located vaccination program. Our goal is to make immunizations readily available to any student. We bring vaccinations into the schools, increasing the ease of the immunization process and reducing the burden on parents.
Since its roll-out in 2011, the Health Hero program has successfully immunized over 1,000,000 students. Our strong focus on safety and controls have led to zero confirmed adverse reactions from any student immunized by the program to date.