Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about how our school located immunization program works.

Why Participate in a School Located Immunization Program?

Does my child really need the flu vaccine?

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a yearly flu (influenza) vaccine for all children. The flu vaccine offers protection from seasonal flu (type A&B strain).


Is the vaccine effective?

Each year the vaccine is manufactured based upon the strains which are prevalent. Influenza often adapts throughout the year. The more it adapts, the less effective vaccines are however while it may not always stop you from getting the flu it has been documented to lessen the impact and severity of your flu.


Who can participate?

We immunize every willing and eligible child with Parental Consent, regardless of insurance coverage. Your voluntary participation in this program helps us to cover the cost of immunizing uninsured children thus keeping your overall community healthier by raising the overall rates of vaccination.


Who are the Medical Professionals for the Health Hero program?

Our program is overseen by Board Certified Physicians who are licensed in the states we service. They have many years of experience in Family Medicine or Pediatrics. Immunizations are administered by licensed local nurses.


Who is in charge and running the School Immunization?

Every school clinic will have a Health Hero licensed nurse on site at all times.


Where can I find out more information about the vaccinations?

Go to CDC.gov, or click the Vaccine Information Sheets ( VIS ) links for each vaccine on the For Parents page.

What does it Cost to Participate?

If my child does not have insurance can they still receive the flu vaccine?

Yes, we will immunize while we have inventory of the vaccine provided by your state for the underinsured or non-insured students.


Will you accept all private insurance plans?

Yes!


How does billing work?

With your consent, all you need to to do is accurately complete the Parent Consent form and we take it from there.

How and When Does this Program Run?

When are the clinics scheduled?

Clinics are scheduled September through December (influenza) and February through June (Tdap, Meningococcal & HPV) in collaboration with school leaders. Returning school districts are prioritized over new participating school districts. You should always verify dates with your school in case of last minute change requests. If your school is not participating in school based vaccinations, please connect with your school leaders about participation.


How do I register my child for the School Immunization?

Students will be provided with a parental consent form. No child will be immunized without a completed form. If your child takes part in this voluntary, no cost program, the parent or guardian is required to accurately complete, sign and date the Parent Consent form.


Will I receive documentation of what vaccine my child receives?

Each child will receive a form with the vaccine given and the date of administration. If you misplace your Proof of Immunization form you can always request a copy by visiting the Proof of Immunization page on our website and filling out the online form.


Do I need to be at school when my child is vaccinated?

No, only parental consent forms need to be turned in. 


What if my child refuses to be immunized?

Health Hero will not restrain a student in order to administer a vaccine.

How to Bring Immunizations to Your School.

How can my school take advantage of this service?

We encourage interested parents to connect with your school leaders and discuss this life saving program. Our vaccine preorders are placed in the Spring to cover current school programs and additional quantities for estimated new school partnerships, therefore we only take on a limited amount of new school systems per year.

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