Get your flu shot this week - last year’s flu killed 80,000 people

Get your flu shot this week - last year’s flu killed 80,000 people—the highest U.S. influenza death toll in 40 years
Posted on 10/09/2018
Sign up to get your Flu Shot Oct 11, 2018
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October 2018

 

Dear Parent/Guardian,

 

In partnership with Akron Children’s Hospital School Health Services, it is our pleasure to offer on-site flu vaccinations to students this year on October 9-11, 2018. Flu clinics will be offered at each school location during school hours.  Health Heroes flu vaccination clinics are completely voluntary and are offered to ALL consented students, regardless of their insurance coverage. Please return forms to the school ASAP.

 

Why get a flu vaccine?

The best way to minimize or avoid the spread of flu is to get an annual flu vaccination. Each year the vaccine protects against new strains, therefore, the vaccine should be administered annually.

 

Who is Health Heroes, Inc.?

At Health Heroes, we specialize in on-site vaccination clinics. Vaccines are provided at NO COST to students, parents, schools or local/state government.  We bill both Medicaid and private insurance; however, we never bill students or parents for any out-of-pocket expenses or deductibles.  Qualifying uninsured students can be given the vaccine, free of charge.  Although student participation is voluntary, these vaccinations are recommended to help keep schools healthy and cut down on high absenteeism.

After three failed attempts to become an in-network provider through Aultcare, Health Heroes is now unable to provide vaccine for students, faculty or staffs who are insured through Aultcare.  For those with Aultcare insurance, please see your primary care physician, local health department or neighborhood pharmacy to receive flu vaccination. We apologize for this inconvenience.


What type vaccines will be given?

IIV-4 injections will be available to all consented children who do not have any contra-indicators.  All vaccines given are preservative-free, mercury-free, Thimerosal-free and administered by state-licensed nurses.

 

What do you need to do to participate?

If you wish for your child to participate, please COMPLETELY fill out and sign a consent form.  These forms need to be returned to your child’s school prior to the clinic date to secure a dose for your child.

 

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the Health Heroes at 1-205-609-0268/al@healthherousa.com.  For further information you can also visit our website at www.healthherousa.com.  We hope to see your child in clinic!

 

 

Warmest regards,

Liberty Duke, CEO                                          Michele Wilmoth, MSN, RN, LSN, NCSN

HNH Immunizations / Health Heroes, Inc.         Director of School Health Services         

                                                                       Akron Children’s Hospital

                                                                                      


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