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).
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.
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.
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.
Every school clinic will have a Health Hero licensed nurse on site at all times.
Go to CDC.gov, or click the Vaccine Information Sheets ( VIS ) links for each vaccine on the For Parents page.
Yes, we will immunize while we have inventory of the vaccine provided by your state for the underinsured or non-insured students.
With your consent, all you need to to do is accurately complete the Parent Consent form and we take it from there.
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.
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.
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.
No, only parental consent forms need to be turned in.
Health Hero will not restrain a student in order to administer a vaccine.
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.