Akron Children's Hospital

Flu Vaccine Information Statement

School-Based Supplemental Health Services Consent Form

October 13, 2022

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Akron Children’s Hospital School Based Health Center is working with your child’s school to give the annual influenza (Flu) vaccine to children at school.  Flu clinics will be offered at each school location during school hours. Akron Children’s Hospital vaccination clinics are completely voluntary and are offered to ALL consented students, regardless of their insurance coverage. Please return forms by Wednesday, October 19, 2022. East Palestine School flu clinic is set for Nov 8,2022. Further details will be released closer to the date.

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. Although student participation is voluntary, these vaccinations are recommended to help keep schools healthy and cut down on high absenteeism.

What type vaccines will be given?

Vaccines 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 School Based Health Center at 330-543-7242. We hope to see your child in the clinic!                               

Thank You!


School Based Health Center

Akron Children’s Hospital

School Health Services